Restart your resolution

Mid February is perfect to restart your resolution.

It marks the time when most people have already quit pursuing their New Year’s resolution.
By February 14th, about 80% of New Year’s resolutions had already failed.
The running joke in the fitness industry is how the gym is packed on January 1st, and empty by January 31st… and the research shows that behind every joke (at least this one) is some truth.
As a gym owner for the last 10 years I have seen this first hand time, and time again.
If your New Year’s resolution is looking more like it’s going to be next year’s resolution at this point, don’t give up on it yet!
Here are 3 ideas on how to restart your resolution!

#1 Reevaluate your resolution

It always feels good to start the year off with a grandiose vision of what you are going to accomplish in the new year. Unfortunately, the vision is often times a little too grandiose for your reality. If you fall into this category, you are not alone! This is one of the most common reason’s why people quit their New Year’s resolution. Now that the emotion and excitement of starting the new year with a fresh start has faded, this is a perfect time to reevaluate your resolution. Use the acronym S.M.A.R.T to help you set a new, more attainable goal for the rest of the year.

#2 Remember your why

There is always a personal reason why you picked the New Year’s resolution that you did. When the ball dropped and the new year began, you were excited to make this change for ________ (fill in the blank). Often times in the daily pursuit of life we can get so focused on our daily tasks, and we don’t take the time to reflect on what really matters the most. This is human nature, and is something that most of us do. Take some time to think about why you wanted to accomplish your resolution. If it is a strong enough why, it will hopefully motivate you to get back on track.

#3 Try a new approach

The beautiful thing about being human is that we are all different, and unique individuals. We all have different things that work for us, and that we like or don’t like. Health and happiness can be achieved in many ways, as there is no “one size fits all” approach. The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. If the method you chose to try and accomplish your resolution isn’t working for you, then move on and try something new. If you aren’t getting results from the new diet, you should try a new diet. If you can’t stay consistent with going to the gym after work, you should wake up early and go before. When things aren’t going as planned, many people just give up and quit. Instead of giving up on the resolution all together, seek out another alternative that can help you with it. There are many ways to skin a cat… especially with your health and fitness.