It’s Resolution Time Baby!
It’s that time of year again!
It’s that time where everyone and their mother get’s excited to run out and buy a gym membership at the fancy gym with the swimming pool and endless treadmills.
It’s even more exciting when you buy brand new workout clothes and running shoes (because you need something good for the endless running on the treadmill) which is really going to help make you stick with this year’s New Year’s resolution.
The fancy gym, the nice clothes and the re-dedication is going to work this year, “I just know it”.
But odds are it won’t.
WHAT IS YOUR ISSUE?
Do you need more information?
Will reading through the last 3 issues of Men’s Health really give you that next idea that will do the trick? Probably not. Chances are good you already have the basic knowledge to get started.
Do you need to be “more disciplined”?
People talk about discipline all the time. ”If only I had more discipline” is useless to fret about. Find a way to keep yourself motivated, then make things fun for yourself (yes this is possible) and discipline just happens.
Do you need to deprive yourself to feel like you are doing enough?
Sadly, there are good people out there who believe the only way to get themselves into shape is to deprive themselves of anything that could be labeled as pleasurable. It’s very sad because this is unneccessary and even more important, not very helpful to reach your goal. If you want to succeed, find ways to fit in your favorite aspects of food or exercise, and you will be more likely to adhere to whatever plan you have set for you.
I’m willing to bet that the only real piece of tangible advice you need is this: you just need to start. Start doing something now. Start planning or making your next delicious meal. You just need to focus on the next thing you need to do. And you need to have some patience enough to stick with that for a good long while.
Now is that so complicated?