Meet Your Fit Coaches for 2013
With all the talk this past week of “New Year’s Resolutions” I really
got to thinking about a system for setting a goal – I’m big on setting
goals- for the entire year and having 100% success with achieving
it. Here are some observations I’ve made about “Why Resolutions
1. Too unspecific: starting the year with a resolution to lose weight
is a recipe for failure. You need to be specific with how much weight
you want to lose, when you want to lose it, why you want to lose it etc.
2. Too far away: setting a goal for the entire year is not bad in itself
but if you don’t break it down into smaller goals with their own individual
deadlines it becomes too large of a task or worse you may feel like you
have all the time in the world to achieve the goals and end up
procrastinating and not achieving any of them.
3. Only solves a tiny problem: setting a resolution like, “I won’t drink
soda all year” is great……for a 1 month goal. After that point it should
be a habit and you should then be focusing on the next new habit. So
instead of one new good habit for the entire year you now have 12.
4. Do or die: most people set out to do a resolution and end up quitting
at the first sign of trouble. “Don’t drink soda for a year” works for a while
until that party comes up that you have a soda and then you go, “damn
I ruined my resolution!” Oh well I guess I can have soda now.” 80% of the
time is better than 0% of the time. Stick to something and realize you’re
not going to be perfect.
5. Resolution boredom: focusing on one singular goal for an entire year
is extremely boring.
6. No Carrot: most people don’t establish the real reason behind their goal.
You set a goal to not drink soda for a year. Why? To lose weight. Why?
Seriously! There are plenty of fat people that don’t care they are fat. Why is
it a problem for you and why is it important for you to change?
7. No stick: Lastly, the big one is that nobody sets a consequence for their
resolution. Establish what will happen if you don’t achieve your goal and
share that with 5 people who will hold you accountable if you fail.
Example: “I want to lose 50 pounds in the next year because I don’t like the
way I look and feel and if I don’t reach this goal I have to take my fitness
Coach Rahz out to a fancy dinner at his favorite restaurant.”
Now that is a resolution?
Go make it happen. I know you can.
Your supporting Coach,