The Dreaded New Year’s Resolution

Body Revival Wollongong New Year's ResolutionIt’s coming up to the end of 2015 and it’s time to reflect on the year that was.

So how was your 2015? Did you accomplish everything you set out to do, or did you just have a pretty average year?

Only you can truly answer that question, so take some time out later this week and reflect on 2015.

Now, its coming up to 2016 and we see a lot of promises arising but not a lot of follow-through. The dreaded New Years Resolutions is a promise that everyone makes, but no one keeps. It’s almost a trend to make a New Years Resolution and break it. Every year, people call us up for Personal Training or Group Training with a heap of passion then lose it a few weeks later. So lets delve a little deeper into this trend and what you can do to keep your New Years Resolution alive.

No Goal and No Plan. Most people’s New Years Resolution is to lose weight or get healthier. This is almost guaranteed to fail because it’s way too general. Commonly people stay focused for a week but lose the drive as January goes on. Then by February people are like ‘don’t worry, I have all year to do it”. By then the promise that you made yourself has moved into the New Years Resolution graveyard. Next minute its 2017 and we are starting the whole process again. So if you are about to make a New Years Resolution, make it goal orientated and create a plan. I want to lose “… “ % Body Fat by this date. The more specific the more likely you will stick to it.

No Passion. A New Years Resolution should be something that you are really passionate about. Brainstorming what you want to change and priorities it into a list. This will help you weed out any unwanted goals and narrow down what you truly want. Remember, your passion will need to be strong because it’s going to force you out of your comfort zone and make some changes. It might involve get you out of bed at 5.30am for Group training or a Personal Training Session. So if you are not passionate, then I guaranteed it won’t last.

No Accountability. If you are going to make a big New Years Resolution you need to stay accountable, otherwise you will just forget about it and it won’t matter. To combat this, get a friend to keep you accountable on your goal. A good fitness friend can keep you on track, motivate you and provide extra support when you’re discouraged. So find someone who will keep you going!

This year Body Revival is launching a free online 21 day program to make your New Years Resolution a stunning success. It will give you the tools to create a clearly defined fitness goal, develop a week-by-week program for success and stay motivated as time goes on. If you are interested, check out our website or email us at