Here it is, the end of February. How are those fitness resolutions coming along? If you’re like many, you’ve probably faltered to some degree. But don’t worry, it’s easy to get back on track.
The key thing to keep in mind is, you didn’t fail. It’s just a minor detour. Making the effort to get back on the right path is the difference between success and failure. The first thing that needs to be done is to determine why we got off track.
Carve out some quiet time and sit down with a pad of paper and let’s take another look at things. Write down the following:
- Rewrite your fitness resolutions. Before you actually write them down, reevaluate them. Are they actually attainable goals? Maybe you were reaching for the stars. There’s nothing wrong with that except too much expectations at the outset will surely lead to failure. Maybe start smaller and gradually work your way up until the final goal is achieved.
- Next, write down the main reasons that your fitness resolutions weren’t accomplished. Were you busy with work? Is family or friends requiring more of your time than you had anticipate? Hopefully, there are a few things that you can point to that created the roadblock. Now, determine how and what you can do to alleviate those obstacles.
- The next step may take some serious soul-searching. If your goals were realistic and there’s really nothing getting in your way, then the cause may come down to you. Any major adjustment to one’s lifestyle is going to take commitment and determination. Without motivation, it’s doubtful that your fitness resolutions will be achieved.
It’s important to understand that a change in lifestyle requires an overhaul of your behaviors and way of thinking. This is in addition to the individual goals you’re trying to achieve. Fitness resolutions are a work in progress. Don’t hesitate to perform the above exercise each month. Make adjustments as needed. As long as you don’t give up…you will reach your goals eventually.