Changing for the New Year
2014 seems like it flew by, and 2015 is just a few weeks away. Already, I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding meal plans, workout plans, and tips for the new year. People always want to be fit for the new year. They want to make drastic health changes, slim down, and maybe build some muscle. You know… that new year, new me crap that seems to happens every single year.
If you’re goal is to start this new lifestyle as soon as the clock rolls into the new year, I’m going to tell you this. You’re going to fail drastically, and probably shouldn’t start in the first place and waste effort. Harsh, I know. But some people need to hear that, and the percentage of people who give up within the first few weeks of starting their new regimen is about 90%. A huge percentage. If you don’t believe me, go to the gym at the beginning of 2015, take a look at all the people, and try and stick around for the month and watch how many faces fade away.
Now I’m not trying to be mean about it, because to me, the new year is just another number that turns over for another 365 days. It’s just another day that rolls by. When you want to make a healthy change to your life, why not start immediately? Why not start the same day? Why procrastinate some more and wait for those last few days to start preparing? This is how most people go about it, and this is why they fail. If you can hold off a few months, days, hours, or seconds to the new year, your pretty much telling yourself that you want it, but it’s not at the top of your priorities list and can be pushed aside.
The reason why people hold off, is that human beings are naturally programmed to hate change. We often reach a certain comfort level in society where we feel good about what we’re doing on a day to day basis, and anything new that comes into our daily routine, is just another obstacle that we have to overcome. To some people, they don’t like that so they tend to get rid of what makes their life complicated. This is why most people who know that they should be healthy, and want to lose weight often neglect the gym, eating healthy and changing their lifestyle. It’s not until a certain something happens in their life that forces their brains to think differently, and gives them the drive that they need to actually make set a goal and obtain it. I’ve seen it happen before. A bad relationship break up, the loss of a love one, or just hitting rock bottom in life and losing your job, whatever it may be. Those are the points where people decide to make the changes, and you shouldn’t wait for those drastic outcomes to affect you before you make the switch. And I’m not just talking about fitness.
Today, I’m inviting you to think differently. If you’re reading this article and really want to make a healthy change to your life, don’t wait until the new year. Start making small changes today, tomorrow, and so on. Soon enough, those small changes will become a habit and will work their way into your life.
If you want tips to conquer your new years resolution, check out this article! Conquering your fat loss resolution
See you in the next article.