New Year’s Resolutions

Four simple ways to stick to your 2021 fitness goals and lose weight fast!

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Just so you know not all of you will make it:- Only a quarter of you will see it through till the end of the year while 22 per cent fail in the first six days of there New Years Resolution…

So I am going to take you through four simple ways to stick to your 2021 weight loss goals and making sure you’re NOT in that 22 per cent!

2021 is your year!!

1. The Tortoise and the Hare
Generally, people think the whole race is in January 30 days they either run out of steam or they sicken them self’s off to the point they quit. (NOT YOU)

This is where small goal setting comes into play and will get you through the first month and the rest of the year…

Example 1: Your January goal could be you’ve got to make it to the gym (Swift Fitness) 2 to 3 times a week and actually enjoy going this will also create a good habit/routine.

Example 2: February could be you’ve got to row so many thousand meters within a month or run so many km on the treadmill to help you tell friends and family what your monthly goals are for that extra support and so on by the time you know it you’ll be 4 months deep into your new year new me fitness goals…

You will see results all the way through, just need to set little achievable goals.

“BE THE TORTOISE NOT THE HARE”

2. Progress/Results

This is another main reason people fail.

Some people have great intentions at the beginning of the year training 3 to 4 times a week, eating healthy, not drinking alcohol but by the time it gets to the end of the month they’ve already slipped back into there old ways and when asked why they reply with…

“I WAS’NT SEEING ENOUGH RESULTS”

As you know things don’t happen overnight it does take time and effort for results whether its weight loss or muscle gain but if your wanting to keep seeing results and to stay motivated you’ve got to start being more self-aware, look at your self in the mirror take photos of your progress even if you don’t like the way you look, get your belly out get your legs out if these are the areas you want to improve! After a few weeks have gone by compare you’re before and after photos, you will be surprised by the difference…

If your goal is weight loss use scales even though people say they give you a false sense of weight loss I do agree with them to a certain degree but they are the best way to see progress…

Another good way to see changes clothes if you have some jeans or dress you want to get back into trying them on they don’t lie and will quickly show change.

Just keep at it you’ll soon start seeing changes all the time.

3. Food & Exercise

Food and exercise go hand in hand if you neglect one of the two results will be slow…BUT

You have a life, you can still enjoy the naughty foods we all love BUT in moderation and still achieve your goals. What a lot of people do is completely remove everything out of their diet, which isn’t sustainable, all this does is give you cravings or be reluctant to go out with friends and family because there are too many temptations

Just be mindful of what your drinking and eating, I suggest slowly taking things out of your diet i.e. no drinking one month then next take the chocolate out working on one thing at a time. This will help massively…

“NO MORE YO-YO DIETING”

You should be training at least 3 to 4 time per week in my opinion to get the best results…

Your sessions should be a combination of cardio & weights so you get the best of both worlds.

If you need that extra push and motivation you can always jump onto our Swift group classes, which will touch on all areas see our (HIIT Blog)

4. Mind Over Matter

Many people want to get results but are not prepared to make sacrifices.

If you’re going to do the same old things you’ve always done in the past you’re just setting your self up for failer. Another good way to keep you on track is to mark your self truthfully out of 1 to 10 after every session and make a note of it and try beat that level of effort every time you hit the gym for example if you give your self a five, that’s no drama, but be prepared that results will take that bit longer but keep at it!

“RESULTS DON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT”

Results NEVER happen overnight, it takes time, but once you get in the flow and your mojo has reappeared results keep coming.

I suggest setting your first checkpoint for 12 weeks.

Be prepared to stick it out and be consistent and all the hard work and sacrifices made will be worth it.

Your thoughts are always going to be throwing curveballs at you.

Telling you to stay in bed when the alarm goes off, talking you out of going after work due to a long stressful day or finding any excuse to get out of it.

Be strong and committed to the goal you want to achieve.

Let’s make 2021 a year where results keep coming. Congratulate yourself when you make achievements and keep reminding yourself that more will follow if you keep it going.

All the best for your goals

Marcus