6 days has past since the new year. How are all of you doing on your new years resolutions? Are you powering through it or are you slow to start? Here are some things to keep in mind to help you achieve your goals for 2015.
1. One thing I have noticed is that people will take on goals so big they really have no idea of where to start or what to do first. The best thing to do is to break the goal down into smaller parts that are easier to achieve. From there you keep on working on the small goals until you accomplish the “big goal”.
2. Rewards. People like to reward themselves with nice things if they keep their new years resolutions. When I lose this much weight… I will buy myself… Sounds great but it never works. How about rewarding yourself with some good old punishment? Your friend Steven signs his car over to you. If he doesn’t lose his 30 lbs by December 31, 2015… You keep his car. Simple but effective. Who is more likely to lose the 30 lbs, Steven who risks losing his 50K Lexus sports car or John who will just treat himself to a nice steak dinner IF he loses his 30 lbs.
3. High intensity. Kick ass all day, everyday and every breath you take. Sorry but this is the best way to fail. In the beginning of the year people start off strong only to crap out at the end. Are you going to really sprint that entire marathon??? Slow and steady always wins the race.
4. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes time. And its going to take time to get six pack abs or a record deadlift. So please throw out the idea that you can be a badass in 90 days.
Pick one goal and only one goal. And slowly chip away at it. Intensity means nothing if you cannot keep it up. Consistency is the key to your success. Real results take time and cannot be rushed. To your success!
Charles Trinh, MS, PES, CSCS, ACSM-cPT
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Charles has dedicated more than 15 years in the field of exercise science and performance enhancement. His extensive background in human performance and sports medicine enable him to develop scientifically sound fitness programs for individuals looking to get healthy, and up to high performance athletes. Charles has also done extensive work with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (former state director) and American College of Sports Medicine in providing continuing education units to personal trainers, strength coaches, physical therapist, athletic trainers and Medical Doctors. With his extensive training and experience, Charles has helped countless individuals reach their health and performance goals.