‘’New year, new me’’ time of the year…again. Lots of people decide to have a ‘’new me’’, but they fail to know who they are or where they want to be EXACLTY.
No one succeeds on a long quest without having a plan and milestones along the way. So the idea of just going to the gym and eating ‘’well’’ to lose weight, as simple as it sounds, is bound for failure.
First and foremost, define your goals.
Your trainer’s ability to get you in shape is only as good as the goals you fix with them, which should be clear and precise goals. Wanting to lose 10 lbs of fat is way more precise than ‘’I want to lose weight’’.
A long time ago, friend and Mentor Charles Poliquin introduced me to basic training methodologies, such as the individualization and the kaizen principles and how to optimally achieve them.
Different people = different needs = different response
Beginner or advanced, all should follow their own learning curve and take into consideration their training age.
Adaptation = stagnation
As you adapt to a training stimuli, the easier it gets. It will, however, be harder to get out of that comfort zone.
There is no such thing as the perfect program.
Some will be under the impression that keeping a program that seems to get better results for longer will keep the results coming. It could be a possibility, but it rarely does.
Week 1 = wow
Week 2 = nice, still some progress.
Week 3 = oh well
Week 4 = was fun while it lasted.
Pushing the agony, or in this case, the illusion of results, past the fourth week, is just a big waste of gains. The mare advanced you are, the faster you should change your workouts. Past the fifth year of serious training (zumba, kangoo, or Tracy Andersons purse isometrics not included), changing your training programs is primordial for constant progress.
You have seen your fare share of ups and downs throughout the years and notes you should have taken. For those who are methodical enough to keep track, you have seen some methods that worked and some that did not. Logic dictates that you should use what was useful and discard what is not.
So for this New Year,
After reviewing and analyzing, you should see some type of patterns, good and bad. Do not repeat the same mistakes. Relive the good moments, the ‘’out of this world’’ workout sessions and follow these outlines.
What have you learned from last year?
What are the greatest lessons you have learned in 2015?
Which guidelines helped you out the most in 2015?
What was your pivotal moment of 2015?
Write down all the answers and think about it. Use these answers as your template for 2016.
Clarity precedes mastery
What are your main goals for 2016?
Read them attentively, every single day.
Be Creative and don’t be scared of heights. Set the bar high!
Engage emotionally with all the aspects that you love about your life. It could be about work, family, health, finances, etc.
See it in colors, in details and clarity. Relive and feel the emotions that those thoughts can bring you every day.
Our behaviors are aligned with our thoughts and ideas.
Make 2016 a year to remember. My wish to you is that your wealth comes from true friends and family. Live YOUR life and don’t miss a minute of it.
Peace and happiness to all!