With Christmas approaching and the new year on the horizon, the familiar pressure to embark on a transformative journey towards a ‘new you’ looms. Many people choose to embrace the new year by setting themselves resolutions to get fit, eat healthier or drink more water. These goals are often procrastinated and deferred until the new year. But, why? Why postpone the pursuit of your fitness goals until the new year when you can crack on right now?
Stats reveal that up to 80% of people abandon their resolutions by February. By starting off with your goals ahead of the new year, you can avoid the pressure of embarking on your goals in January, as well as steering clear of starting when the gyms are busy and where you’ll be competing for gym equipment. When you begin embarking on your also is when you’re most vulnerable, so if there’s added pressure, you’re more likely to just sack it off.
Starting now will allow you to establish your own rhythm, alleviate unnecessary pressure, and relish the gradual process of transformation. Remember, fitness is a lifelong journey, and the calendar should not dictate when you commence achieving your aspirations.
Procrastination often tempts us to delay our goals until the start of a new week, month, or year. However, time is a precious resource, and every day matters. Initiating your fitness journey earlier positions you ahead of the curve.
Before starting, try to craft out a plan, or get someone to do it for you. Just as you wouldn’t start on writing an essay without planning or go on a vacation without making reservations, investing time or resources in a personalised plan ensures you have a clear direction and guaranteeing commitment. While enjoying the transformative process is essential, setting specific goals provides a framework for progress. Read our blog post on the importance of goal setting for additional insights here.
Remember, the sooner you embark on this journey, the sooner you’ll see positive transformations. Rather than labelling it merely as a resolution, consider making fitness a life choice. Get going now! If you think you need a hand with preparation, a personalised plan from one of our coaches might be a great thing to get you going! You can book a call with one of them here to discuss your goals.