Be Resolute

Its that time of year again, when everybody comes back to the gym full of Christmas indulgence and a New Year hangover. Do you believe in New Years resolutions? Many people do, and will come back to the gym full of renewed enthusiasm to achieve something this coming year.   The problem, the January blues kick in, and too many people forget those resolutions by the time February comes around.     Whether you believe in New Years resolutions or not, having and setting goals is an important part of the process. If January the 1st was a time for you to sit down and make a list of things you would like to achieve over the year, then great. Having meaningful goals will help keep you motivated in your training. Train for an objective and a purpose. There is some value in everything you do. The more you invest into yourself and your goals, the more likely you are to stay the course. The more you put in, the more you will get out. You can’t cheat the process.   When it comes to setting your goals for the year, both in and out of the gym, don’t just settle for arbitrary things with little meaning. Take the time to sit down and really think about what you want to achieve, and why it is important to you. How will you feel when you achieve that goal? How will you feel if you don’t? Don’t just sit there and say something like – “I wan’t to lose weight” Why do you want to lose weight? How much do you want to lose? When by? What is it about your current weight that you aren’t happy about? What is the vision you think you see in the mirror now? What is the vision you have in the mirror of the end goal? How much are you willing to commit to achieving that end vision?   You don't need a New Year to make goals, but the important part is if you do make them, work damn well hard to achieve them. Don't be that person that makes a New Years resolution and forgets about it by February.   List your goals. Apply some meaning and emotional attachment to what you want to achieve. Make them known. It is harder to forget about your objectives if you have some external accountability. Write your plan of attack. Know what you need to do to reach your end destination. Commit. Nothing will work without honest commitment to the task at hand. Work hard. Nothing worth having comes easy, and without some good old fashioned hard work and grit. Don't be afraid to seek help. Surround yourself with good people that can spur you along. All of the coaches are here to support you. Never lose sight of where you want to get to, and enjoy the ride.   You will see a great big black board in both City Road and Kensal Road W10 Performance gyms this New Year. Think of this as an accountability board. This is a space for you all to list a few things you would like to achieve for the year. There will be no escaping this. It will be there, staring you in the face and keeping you honest every time you come into the gym. Lets get these boards filled up with some good honest objectives, and I look forward to seeing them all ticked off by the end of the year.   Whatever your goals may be, here's to a strong 2016.



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