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New Years Resolutions – Keep them simple and make sure they’re achievable

In previous years I have published a blog about creating resolutions which are SMART and for those that are interested I have pasted the  details at the end of this blog as I do think they maybe helpful to some.

However should you be creating a new years resolution or should you be looking to change your lifestyle? If you want to lose weight, is a New Years Resolution appropriate? For some the answer is Yes but in a lot of cases it is about changing your lifestyle. Think about what you want to do and how you are going to change and make sure you’re not putting too much pressure on yourself.

If you are looking for a physical challenge make sure you’ve allowed enough time for training and that you’re in a reasonable condition to be able to start the training. So:-

  • If you’ve got any niggles or concerns get them looked at so you have confidence.
  • Plan, Plan, Plan and Plan again.
    • Plan how you’re going to start training – have you got the correct equipment.
    • Plan your training. How often do you need to exercise? Do you need to cross train? Do you need to do weights?
    • Plan your food intake. No matter what you’re doing – if you are training for something then you need to ensure you are getting enough energy into your body.
    • While you’re training – review and plan again.
    • When it comes to challenge day – plan your day, your strategy for the challenge.

If you would like an assessment or advise then please contact the clinic for an appointment – Ensure that when you book your appointment use the word “CHALLENGE” in the call and you will get a £5 discount (Available till 31/1/2017).

For those that are interested here is the original post.

It’s coming to that time of year where a number of people make New Years resolutions. What tends to happen is that these New Years Resolutions are forgotten within a month and sometimes within days of the New Year.

If you are going to make sure that you make New Years Resolution make sure its SMART.

Specific – Make sure it is clear and concise.
Measurable – I’m going to run a marathon OR I’m going to lose 2 stone (Don’t just say I’m going to go running or lose weight).
Achievable – Have a think about what you want to do and make sure you can achieve it. There is nothing more demotivating than failure.
Relevant – Is it relevant for you?
Time Based – I’m going to run the Edinburgh marathon in June. I’m going to lose 2 stone in 6 months.

Also write it down and put the piece of paper somewhere you can see regularly to remind you what you have resolved to do.

But have fun getting there.