HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’ALL! Can you believe that we are in the year 2020? I hope each and every one of my faithful blog readers and fellow #TruFitfam members left the last decade with a bang (good riddance 2019) and welcomed 2020 with a happy heart and a positive mind surrounded by friends and family…and a few cocktails (if ya know what I mean). No worries though, I was sure to put in the work at my TruFit before I enjoyed the new year shenanigans.
I took our Combo6 class–one of our high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes, followed by a cardio session. I had to burn those extra 500 calories so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about the amount of champagne I knew I was going to consume! Remember, train INSANE, then drink champagne! But in all seriousness, it’s a new year, which means you’re going to slowly reinvent the new you—starting with your health and fitness!
Any exciting, new adventures you’re looking forward to in 2020? How about those stereotypical New Year’s resolutions? But this year is different. You have the motivation, you have goals, you have will power, and of course, you have your TruFit fam! You know, that super sweet voice in your head telling you to not eat that second cookie? Not take that second helping of homemade lasagna? And to get up off the couch? Listen to it!
HAPPY NEW REAR!
How many of you made New Year’s resolutions? I sure did. I’ve written them down in my workout notebook and even in my notepad app on my iPhone. I too have to hold myself accountable if I want to see the change I wish to be. Now the more important question is: how many of you are actually going to fulfill those New Year’s resolutions? Y’all must be thinking, “Yep! That’s ME! I AM going to make a CHANGE. I AM going to reinvent myself. I AM going to make fitness a definite part of my lifestyle!”
I’m glad we’re all on the same page. For those of you just starting your fitness journey, kudos to you. And for those of you powering through and continuing your fitness journey, a round of applause. There is no better opportunity than now to reinvent yourself into a happier and healthier version of you. In order to make fitness an everyday aspect of your lifestyle, it must become a habit first.
According to Duke University, 40% of our behaviors, on any given day are habits. Make fitness a habit; a daily routine of your lifestyle. It takes 21 days to make something a habit. That’s only 3 weeks! Giving one hour of your day (3-4 days per week) for fitness is as easy as it sounds! MAKE FITNESS YOUR NEW YEAR’S HABIT! Your must-do, not just a to-do!
When creating your New Year’s resolutions, focus on one aspect of your life. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with two polar opposite aspects of your life. Make fitness your umbrella of resolutions. There are so many smaller parts of the fitness lifestyle like joining a studio or gym, actually attending that club, eating healthier, etc. This is the one vital resolution you need to make for 2020. If you’re already a member of TruFit, take your fitness goals to the next level.
You know that class you’ve been contemplating taking, with the loudmouth, energetic, and classified “hard” trainer? Yeah, that one. TAKE THE DANG CLASS! If you do not challenge yourself, you will not see results. What about those 20lbs dumbbells you refuse to give up? Put those down and grab the 25lbs ones. Push yourself to go above what you did last year. You’re wasting your time if you’re not “putting in the work.”
Next, plan ahead! You want to make sure you have the resources necessary to make your resolutions a lifestyle change. For example, fitness is your main resolution. Your plan? Join the TruFit nearest you! Google us or find us on Facebook .
So, now that you have planned ahead, you must anticipate that there may be some hiccups along the way. The kids, the kids’ many (many) sports practices, work, financial situations, and any other silly excuses you can create to hinder your New Year’s resolutions. Good thing at TruFit we have multiple classes offered (check your TruFit location for group fitness schedules). Not to mention the TruCOMMIT Bootcamp events we will be running throughout January. What are your excuses now, huh?
Once you’ve accepted the fact that your excuses aren’t good enough, pick a start date! Obviously, the sooner the better, but please don’t overwhelm yourself too quickly to the point where you already want to give up when you haven’t even started yet. Once you’ve set a start date, go for it! Put your resolution into effect. You’ve decided your resolution, you’ve planned how you’re going to accomplish it, you’ve anticipated possible road bumps, and you’ve written down your commitment to yourself and the new you. Now you’re making some progress.
Here’s a helpful hint when creating those habits/resolutions/goals: don’t make a list of 20 plus things you wish to resolve in 2020. Start with a concise and realistic list of resolutions under that umbrella of fitness you wish to accomplish: joining the gym, working out 3 to 4 times per week, eating healthier, etc. Once you’ve successfully accomplished those, make more! That’s the beauty of resolutions or goals: you can always create more. Remember, now is the time for you to be a tad bit selfish and make your healthy and fit lifestyle a priority.
One way to establish those resolutions or goals for 2020, is to create S.M.A.R.T goals for the New Year:
Specific – a specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.
Measurable – establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward your goal.
Attainable – you can attain almost any goal you set your mind too; you develop attitude, abilities, skills, and financial necessities to reach your goal.
Realistic – your goal must be an objective you are willing and able to work towards.
Timely – ground your goal with a time frame and stick to it.
Creating S.M.A.R.T. goals will hold you accountable for achieving that New Year’s resolution of yours: a happier and healthier you! For example:
S: I’m going to join TruFit (if you’re out here in Texas) and I’m going to work out at least 3 times a week.
M: I’m going to join TruFit by January 16th and I’m going to take Combo6 by January 21st
A: Ask yourself if you can commit to 3 classes per week.
R: Three classes a week at TruFit is surely realistic. They have multiple classes daily. That’s before work and after-work opportunities.
T: By February 21st, I will have taken a minimum of 3 classes every week (that’s a month at this point) at TruFit.
SHAAABAMM!! You have a new S.M.A.R.T. goal already written for you! Write it down and read it regularly so you don’t lose sight of your goals. You will create a happier and healthier you in 2020.
No matter your resolution, no matter how many times you fall off track, your TruFit fam will be there to lift you back up and get you back on track. It’s okay to falter once in a blue moon, but don’t make that a habit. Stay true to yourself. Stay true to your fitness resolutions. Stay true to your fitness lifestyle. YOU CAN DO IT!
-Peace, Love, and TruFit