January 2nd many people hit the ground running in regards to their New Years fitness goals. Are you still on track? Nearly two thirds of adults in the United States who make New Year's resolutions have set fitness goals as part of their resolution. Of those, 73 percent gave up before meeting their goal, according to a recent online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Bodybuilding.com in November 2012.
Merely setting a resolution does not promise success. Some believe it is too difficult to follow good nutrition or adhere to their workout regimen. Others cannot get back on track once they have ‘fallen off the wagon’. Being unable to find the time is also high on the list. Without giving themselves a chance to reap the benefits of their resolutions nearly half give up within six weeks or less.
What to do now? You have the new gear and most likely a gym membership too. Don’t waste another day planning to get back on track. Pack your gym bag and make things happen! Look at your calendar for the week and schedule your fitness time. Going into a new environment is often a bit overwhelming but the truth is this. If you chose a gym, activity or class that peaked your interest you owe it to yourself to follow through. Chances are the environment is inviting and the people friendly. Some of my dearest friends are people I met at the gym. Please don’t let your fears hold you back. You owe it to yourself to give it one more try. What can you lose? By doing so there is a good chance you will make headway in reaching your goals and have some new buds too!!