La Jolla Sports Club has heard all of the excuses for giving up on resolutions… But have you heard how to keep them?
Well, La Jolla Sports Club, I was going to do my resolution(s)…
I had to prepare for my dog’s birthday.
- It was raining.
- It was too nice out.
- My thumb got stuck in a bowling ball.
- I fell in love with a carnie, joined the circus and became the tiger handler.
- Finally watched The Sopranos—have you seen that show?!
- There was a squirrel in my car.
- My grandmother died.
- My great-grandmother died.
- The cops were chasing a naked man, and I stopped to watch and got distracted.
We’ll keep this post pretty easy, because you’ve already done the hard work of laying out your resolutions and goals. Right? In case you need a recap, check out our last post.
Right, well, you have your resolutions, but February is about the time they start to fall off, so here are some quick tips to get you back into gear:
Get Your Good JuJu Going
- Weigh now against later: How rewarding will this action be now (skipping your morning workout / eating those Girl Scouts cookies / buying those Girl Scouts cookies) versus how much will that action set you back? Comparing the fleeting happiness with long-term achievement might help make that setback a little less appealing.
- (Re-) Visualize: Back when you were deciding on your resolution(s), you hopefully had a clear vision of the outcome and what the steps look like to get there. Those images often fade into February, so whip out your vision board or Pinterest page for inspiration and get back on the good foot.
- (Re-) Accountabilize yourself: Accountabilize is not a word. If it’s been a moment since you’ve held yourself accountable, check back in on that Facebook group or whatever you originally put in place to keep you motivated.
- Make it smaller: Resolution(s) a little too lofty or ambitious? Break it down into smaller bite-sized pieces. As we talked about last post, one of the best ways to stick with a goal or resolution is to create smaller wins for yourself and build confidence for bigger tasks.
- Surround yourself with success: Instead of feeling jealous of someone else’s success, team up with them to see how they’re achieving their goal. If it’s related (marathon, diet, etc), great! But you might find that someone trying to save money for a car has a lot in common with losing weight. ABL (always be learning), and apply that future success to your re-visualization!
- Don’t eliminate, replace: Eliminating something tasty / fun / seemingly-better / etc creates a void that we often find ourselves obsessing over. Substituting can be a helpful way to move forward without going crazy. Get creative, let us know how and what you substituted!
See?! We told you, super easy things to do. Fitness-related or not, your La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainers are goldmines for information ongoals. They’re also a fun bunch to talk to, so grab one today and get your resolution(s) back on track!
See you next post, and enjoy this warmer La Jolla weather!
// Your friends at La Jolla Sports Club