New Month Resolution
Surely you mean New Year’s Resolution [NYR] I hear you cry. Well no, although I have been asked to write an article about keeping your health and fitness resolutions we all know that changing a habit is hard enough without thinking about doing it for a whole year.
When we set goals we use the acronym S.M.A.R.T: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound. When clients tell me they simply want to lose weight I go through a goal setting process with them so that their goal might be “I want to drop two dress sizes by June so that I am confident enough to take my children swimming”.
Once you have a realistic resolution how do you stick with it? Hopefully, these handy points will help:
- Be answerable to someone / something. If you start with a friend, join a fitness group or engage the services of a Personal Trainer you are immediately much more likely to stick with it.
- Find something that you think you’ll enjoy. The atmosphere at my fitness sessions is fun so people keep coming. But circuits and PT might not be your thing. Do something that brings you joy, it could be dancing, swimming or walking, then see where your journey takes you.
- Focus on positives and not the negatives. If you eat well for five days and then eat badly one night, focus on the five successful days and get straight back on your eating plan.
- Keep chipping away: all diets will achieve the results that they promise but only if you keep to them. De careful which calorie-restricting plan you follow as some are not particularly healthy.
So, focus on your goals, do something you enjoy, diet healthily, re-engage with your New Month’s Resolution each month until you reach your goal. Hopefully, by then your resolution will be your normal daily routine and a life-long habit.
Andali Fitness has the following sessions based at Ludlow Rugby Club:
Monday 9:15-10am 6-7pm 7-8pm X-PLODE 1 circuits
Wednesday 9:15-10am 6-7pm 7-8pm X-PLODE 2 circuits
Thursday: 6:30-7:30pm RUN ANDALI (meet at the Squirrel)
Friday: 9:15-10am 5-6pm X-PLODE 3 circuits
Saturday: 9-10am COMMANDOFIT
We are also entering all-ability teams into the following events:
Storm The Castle, Furlong Fury, Spartan Super, Ludlow10, Tenbury10, Orbit Fitness Festival, Long Mynd Hike.
If you would like help with your diet, fitness goals, sports performance, information on our fitness sessions, Personal training or team events please give me a call or a message.
Happy New Month!!