Fitness in Theory – Episode 7: New Year’s Resolutions

FiT Podcast Episode 7
02 Jan

Last Updated on May 21, 2023 by Michael Brockbank

This episode of Fitness in Theory is a bit late. But that’s what happens when we had to reschedule and try to wrap up 2022 within a two-day window. In any case, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions and whether they’re worth your time.

Many of us will create New Year’s resolutions as a way to quantify success. However, many won’t approach it with the right mindset and wind up failing. After all, only 9% of people who create New Year’s resolutions actually succeed.

From the perspective of the health and fitness industry, it’s an amazing time of year. Out of the top five resolutions, four are related to health and exercise. In fact, I know that this blog has a bump in traffic from January through March.

New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Effective…

In this podcast, I go over how New Year’s resolutions have the potential to help you reach your goals. What many people don’t put into consideration is how they are going to reach those goals, in the first place.

It’s one thing to say, “I want to lose 20 pounds this year.” But it’s not the same as knowing how you’re going to lose those 20 pounds. This is when a plan of action is necessary.

Take me, for example. I plan on losing the last 40+ pounds to reach my goal weight. To do so, I am focusing on improving my activity every day and committing to yet another 12-week fitness challenge.

I spent a bit of time hammering out just how I’m going to accomplish everything I want in 2023.

New Year’s Resolutions or Goals and Challenges?

I don’t usually think of my objectives as New Year’s resolutions. For me, it’s all about goals and challenges. This means I put in the effort to accomplish something in a set amount of time.

Plus, I tend to gamify fitness as often as I can. It’s a great way to keep yourself on task throughout the entire year, as long as you find a way to make fitness fun.

Besides, resolutions often have a negative stigma when people talk about them. And if you approach anything with a negative mindset, it’s going to influence the amount of effort you’ll put in to achieve them.

What Are Your Fitness Goals for 2023?

I feel amazing about this year in all respects. From my career to my health, this year is just a bit different than the others. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish.

Personally, I am starting my goals on January 1st. I have set up a plan of action starting day one. And I have no doubt I’ll succeed as long as I maintain a positive mindset and not let negative situations rule my eating habits.

What are some things you’re planning on accomplishing this year?

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