New Year’s Resolution Tips from a Kiama Personal Trainer

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Welcome to a New Year of Monday Motivators with Oxygen Health & Fitness. I hope 2014 is a prosperous year for you and that these emails play a part in keeping you on track towards everything you set out to achieve this year.

Today’s topic is obvious. It’s always easy for me to write at this time of year when people have New Year’s Resolutions, high hopes and plenty of motivation. So if that’s the case, if everyone is running around on the happy juice full of motivation then why is that a staggering 88% (according to the research) of people don’t reach their New Year’s Resolutions?

Lots of reasons to be honest but one that I see time and time again as a Kiama Personal Trainer is a lack of accountability.
Without accountability there is no mechanism to encourage compliance. Our natural tendency is to NOT do whatever the resolution is…otherwise we wouldn’t need to “resolve” to do it in the first place.

If you don’t find some way to force yourself to follow through with a promise or resolution you have committed yourself to, you’re never going to do it. Not consistently anyway.

No consistency equals no progress.

No progress equals no results.

When other people not only know about your health & fitness goals but actually have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed, THAT is when you have accountability. When you have accountability you have the best possible chance of succeeding in the long term.And you MUST see this as long term.

Health & fitness is what I call a non negotiable for the rest of your life, not a New Year quick fix.

If you truly believe that, that this year you commit to health & fitness for the long term, you will realise that there will be ups and downs in your motivation to stick to it. If there’s ONE thing that will help you above all to stay motivated long term, it’s accountability.

Oxygen Health & Fitness is a community of supportive, like-minded people that keeps clients accountable and helps to make health & fitness a priority in life.

If you need accountability in 2014 contact us to get on track and stay there!


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