Here’s what I mean.
Look, I’m going to be brutally honest with you, because I can’t see the “media” telling you this truth any time soon. The reason most people fail at losing weight in the new year is because…
- Your goals are probably unrealistic and so you’re already setting yourself up for failure.
- You’re unprepared. Sure you have a general idea that you want to lose weight. But you most likely do not have a game plan.
- Your goals are unclear.
- You lack support. Because the going WILL GET TOUGH and your support system is what will see you through to your goal.
Imagine travelling to a city or country you’ve never been to before. Now imagine if I handed you a GPS, but didn’t give you an address to find (a goal). The GPS would be useless, and you’d probably fail at getting to your destination, wouldn’t you?
Now imagine if I said your destination was a house about 150 miles north. Well, you now have a general idea, but you’ll still never get to your destination, and you would fail again.
Are you getting the picture?
Now, imagine if I handed you a GPS AND gave you the specific address of the house you needed to find.
Once you type your goal destination into the GPS, it will give you VERY specific turn by turn directions AND a very realistic timeline in which you’ll arrive. Even if you didn’t have a GPS, you would likely be able to find your way. It’s because having a specific destination (goal) in mind makes such a massive difference.
Makes sense, right?
The crazy thing is, nearly 96% of all people who set weight loss goals for the new year don’t know how much they want to lose.
And if they can pinpoint a number they want to lose…they still don’t have a “turn by turn” game plan to get there. For some, the “plan” may be to “join a gym”, or “workout every day”. These aren’t really plans, and are silly because they aren’t specific or realistic, and ultimately doomed to failure (especially if you haven’t been working out much at all).
Now the reason I’m on this soap box and having this rant is because I’m sick and tired of good people being misled and being told half truths.
Frankly, I hate the idea of a “new year resolution” just because that’s the expected thing to do. That’s just way too much pressure on anyone. PLUS, the way I see it, you can do anything you want, anytime you want.
You don’t need to wait till the New Year. If you’re the type of person that I think you are, I’m willing to bet that you can do anything you put your mind to and you can do it whenever you want.
Now, if when you want is now, then start now.
And if when you want is in the New Year, fine with me, start then. But do it because YOU made the decision to do it and not because the fitness and fat loss marketing machine told you to do it.
And now that you know how NOT TO FAIL, you can achieve whatever goal it is that you want to achieve.
I believe in you!
Chief Transformation Officer
FRESH! Fitness Calgary