New Year, Same You: Why Consistency Trumps Resolutions

As the holiday season descends upon us, the age-old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions looms in the distance. But what if we rewrote the script this year? Instead of pledging to reinvent ourselves come January 1, let’s celebrate the strength, resilience, and commitment that has carried us through the entire year.

In this blog, we’re debunking the resolution myth and championing the power of consistency. Truth be told, waiting for a new year to pursue your health and fitness goals might be the very thing holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself.

The Consistency Conundrum

Here are five (5) compelling reasons to ditch the resolution mindset and embrace consistency this holiday season:

  1. Resolutions vs Habits
    • Resolutions often fizzle out quickly.  In fact, did you know that there is a Quitters Day?  In 2024, that date is January 12th
    • Encourage forming small, sustainable habits rather than setting lofty, short-lived resolutions.  Consistent habits are the true building blocks of lasting change, after all
  2. Avoiding the January Burnout
    • The New Year often brings a surge of enthusiasm leading to ambitious fitness and diet plans
    • Unfortunately, this can lead to burnout making consistency throughout the holiday season even more critical
  3. The 80/20 Rule
    • Aim for consistency without sacrificing the joy of holiday celebrations.  The 80/20 rule allows for indulgence without derailing progress
    • How does this work?  Hit your healthy habits 80% of the time as this will provide a realistic and sustainable approach
  4. Celebrate Progress, Not Perfection
    • Consistency allows for continual progress.  I have always been a habits guy, anyway, as you what you do most of the time
    • Celebrate the small victories along your journey by reinforcing positive behaviors which then builds confidence
  5. Mindset Matters More Than The Calendar
    • Waiting for a specific date to make positive changes implies that the current moment isn’t valuable
    • Shift your mindset to recognize the importance of growth and not being perfect

Closing Thoughts

This holiday season, let’s break free from the resolution trap and embrace the power of consistency. By maintaining your focus on health and fitness, even during the festivities, you’re not postponing progress—you’re living it.

Cheers to celebrating the remarkable, resilient you, because when it comes to achieving your goals, the calendar is just a number, but your commitment is timeless.

And, if you need a little bit of help kicking off 2024 with a new-found level of health, fitness, and confidence, set up a conversation with one of our amazing trainers HERE. You owe it to yourself to stay the course through this holiday season.

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