The holidays are over, you had your fun and you are looking for a reset. Tugging at your clothes, feeling “swollen”, being tired, and getting winded easily just won’t cut it anymore. Or maybe you have been doing CrossFit for months, even years and you still haven’t gotten that chest to bar, muscle up or handstand. (or whatever other move that you really want to get but haven’t yet) This year you made a New Year’s Resolution and you are going to reach your goal NO MATTER WHAT. We want you to get there too, so here are 4 steps to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions.
Break down your resolution into small achievable goals.
This will allow you to feel success and motivate you to keep going. If you want to lose weight one of those small goals could be starting a workout routine. If you want to be able to do a muscle up, start with working on your strict pull ups and dips. Once you get those, you will be motivated and excited to keep working to achieve the bigger goal.
Find an accountability buddy.
We all need someone to help keep us on track and to encourage us when we want to quit. This is one of the reasons I love the CrossFit community so much. You don’t even need to do CrossFit with someone you already know, just come to class and you will quickly make friends that will push up and keep you accountable. If you have a fitness or health-related goal and don’t have anyone to be that person for you- our coaches are ready to help and be that person!
If it has been done, there is NO REASON you can’t do it too! Quit telling yourself you can’t and remind yourself that you can and WILL. You may have set a goal that will take longer than you think- but you can meet your resolution. This ties well with the first step: when you break you goal into small steps it will be easier to remain positive. When I started CrossFit, I thought I could never do 50 burpees. A friend told me that if I can do 1 burpee, I can do 100. She was right. It might take you long but once you start, stay positive and you will reach your goals.
Record and review.
Write down your journey. (I know this sounds cheesy- but it works) You will have ups and downs so when you are feeling hopeless review your journal. Then appreciate the actions you have taken, value what you have been doing to meet your goal and write down a few things you can focus on until you gain your motivation back.
We believe in you and we know you can feel better about yourself. You don’t have to live your life hiding behind big clothes, making jokes about yourself, and standing in the back of pictures. Help and guidance might be necessary for some people, which is why we provide quality services that help you develop healthier habits so if you need guidance with how to reach your New Year’s resolution, talk to any of the coacher at Celebration CrossFit, we are here for you.
by coach Keren