Friday, January 6, 2012

Are you sticking to your resolution/s?

Now that we are almost one week into the new year, it's time to ask yourself, "am I sticking to my new year's resolution"?  You know the one/s you set on December 31st right before you left your house to party with friend or family and kiss 2011 goodbye; losing weight, beginning to eat healthier, exercising more frequently, or even competing in a marathon or riding a century.  When you set goals, they need to be realistic.  If your resolution was to lose weight, you cannot expect to lose 10 pounds in 1 week.  Yes they do on the Biggest Loser, but they are in a controlled environment (no work, no kids, in bed at a certain time, their meals are prepared by a professional chef, etc).  It's not realistic nor is it recommended.  Goals need to be S.M.A.R.T...


It's not too late to reflect on why you set these goals/resolutions in the first place.  As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, it's easier to say you are going to do something that the actual act of doing that something.  If you resolution was to lose weight, what have you done this week do accomplish that goal?  Doing the same thing you did back in 2011 will not cut it.  Losing weight, or accomplishing any goal for that matter, is not easy.  It takes work and sometimes very hard work.


Do you think Michael Jordan became the best basketball player ever by just showing up for practice, doing the drills, and then going home?  No, after practice he would be the last person to leave the gym, and the next day would be the first person to arrive at the gym.  He put in more hours training/practicing than anyone else.  And you know what, it paid off; I think you get the point.  In order to be good at something or to be better than than before it takes work.

So if you are on your path to accomplishing your goal/s, then I applaud you.  Keep it up!  However, if you have been slacking this week and haven't made any progress towards your goal/s, then now is the time to start.  Do not put it off any longer (refer to this post), start TODAY.

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