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The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions

Every year at this time, the entire world gets really motivated to create and keep huge New Year’s Resolutions, and I am no different. Until this year. I have noticed that I am completely incapable of simply waking up on January first and starting a new habit, unless I do one very simple thing: write it down. Writing it down makes it real in my mind, and helps me to not forget the change I’m committed to making. I’ll be writing a few posts on this topic, and in this one we go over the biggest mistake people make when setting a New Year’s Resolution (read: goal) – not having a plan. 

This article from Statistics Brain has some very fun facts about New Year’s Resolutions, and not at all surprisingly, the number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. However, less than 50% of all people actually achieve their resolution come year’s end. I imagine that many people lose weight (or achieve whatever other goal they are going for) in the beginning of the year, and then motivation wanes and it all goes sideways. For example, lets say that I want to lose 15 pounds this year. In January, I’m right on track and lose 7 pounds. That is already half of my goal, awesome! Of course as you lose weight, it actually gets more and more difficult to continue, so the next month I lose 3, and then 1, and then I stall, get frustrated, and quit. Sound familiar?

The root of this problem is that many, many people (myself included) go into a New Year’s Resolution without any sort of plan! Even if the resolution is written down and you focus on actually achieving it, not having a plan for how to reach your destination makes it very difficult to actually achieve your goal. That is why you need a well thought out action plan for making your resolution happen, so that on January 1, 2018, you can look back over the year and happily say, “Yeah, I did that. I’m better now. What’s next?”

This is where our CrossFit box comes into play. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or change body composition, we can help you along your path toward bigger and better things. The best part? There’s no better time to try than now, and and our trials are always free. If you want to have an accountable plan created by qualified coaches, come check us out by following this link: http://summitcrossfitssp.com/try-crossfit-session/

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