Whether you're going out for a walk or a run, to the gym to lift weights, or to the pool to swim a few laps, the self-affirmation involved in the concept of "going out" or "going to" something for ...View Article
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Posted on 01-16-2017
Yes! It’s a new year! It is a time for new beginnings. It’s a reset of what may have been a tough last year. It’s a time to look ahead and start fresh.
A common “resolution” to the New Year is getting back to shape and being healthier. So we’ll address this.
There’s a reason why after the first 4-6 weeks the gyms that were packed become empty (again).
People have the right intention. But many don’t have a plan. The saying is true: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. If you start exercising, great! Then make sure you have a plan to do it.
For example, if you want to lose weight and you decide you want to do specific exercises or cardio, plan those workouts ahead of time. Schedule in your calendar, your workout dates, the times, and what type of workout and specific exercises you are going to do. For example, you are going to workout Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 5:30am for 45 minutes. Treadmill Monday, Elliptical Friday, Full body workout Wednesday. Of course always re-evaluate as you go along what works for you and change it up regularly so you continue to be motivated. Also, don’t be afraid to ask us for any help too!
It is important that you schedule these lifestyle changes into your calendar. We’ve learned that if you don’t do this, you will be at the mercy of how you feel. And when you do this, you are doomed for failure. The key to starting the year right is to establish the new routine so it becomes a habit. And it can take 66 days for a new habit to form.
So do you have a plan to start the New Year right? If not, get planning. Once the plan is made, don’t forget to take action! Good luck and have a blessed year!
Yours in health,
Drs. Mark & Mike
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