Now that the new year is in full effect and most of the resolutioners have now started to wane, it’s time to get serious about 2014!
What better way to keep a resolution than by starting it early?? For all you procrastinators (I’m probably on the top of that list), let’s build our resolutions for 2015!
For 2015, I want to focus on the aspect of working out. Everyone knows that working out builds physical health, but what if you don’t have the drive to go & actually workout? Have you heard the theory, “objects that are at rest, stay at rest?” Don’t be one of them!
Getting a workout buddy is the first habit we are going to develop. Below is a list of things to try to ensure you are developing this habit.
2. Call the people on the list, don’t stop with just one person! If they don’t answer, don’t stop. Tell yourself “this will work” and keep calling. Be truthful in the effort to contact these people. Even if you only have time to ask one person a day, then make the effort to make it the best call you make all day . Remember, this is a goal that you would like to achieve, not a to-do list.
3. Share your resolution and find out if they are equally committed. Write down those goals; don’t just talk about it and let it go into the ether. Give these goals realistic milestones. For example, if you have a 2015 goal to drop 12 pounds, a milestone of dropping 1 lb. per month is realistic. If you start out with a goal of dropping 12 pounds by next month, well, that’s somewhat unrealistic & quite stressful. That stress might actually cause you to gain weight and cause you to become even more of a procrastinator. Don’t develop that type of bad habit.
4. Find a time that you can mutually agree on. Commit the time to workout with your buddy & stay accountable to one another. This commitment should be treated like you treat your company’s requirement for being at work for your specified time. If you give your body the same amount of effort that you put into your job, you will gain so much from it. For example, if you only have time to work out for 20 minutes & it takes 20 minutes to get to/from the gym, then you need an hour dedicated to your workout. During those 20 minutes, be sure you give it your best to make it count. It’s 20 minutes of effort for countless days of improved quality of life.
5. Find a location that you can mutually agree on. This goes without saying, but you can’t really expect to be committed to something that is inconvenient at first. There are plenty of inexpensive gyms out there that have enough to get you started & many more workouts you can do at home with minimal equipment.
I’m getting going on 2015 right now, are you?