Forget making any New Year's resolutions next week. That's right – don't even think about that yearly tradition of deciding “All The Big Things I Will Do Differently in 2013.”
Why? Because New Year's resolutions don't work. We tell people about them, maybe we write them down … then, for a few weeks (or even just a few days), we go to the gym or make a start on the other goals we've set ourselves.
But then, life and a lifetime of our usual habits catch up with us, and it's back to the way we were doing things the year before – with the added resignation and disappointment that can make it even harder to make real changes.
If you're going to resolve to do anything, then, resolve to enjoy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Spend them with friends and family, the football games, or however you most like to enjoy the holiday.
If you're still committed to making major changes in your health and fitness, join Christina, myself, and the rest of the RydeOn! family in 2013. Start Ryding, or perhaps commit to an extra Ryde every week, few weeks, or month in the coming year. Review my Keys to Success in Health and Fitness series. Enroll in RydeOn! University Part II.
By doing these things you can learn how to set – and achieve – goals to improve your life. You can lose those pounds, or increase your level of fitness, or give yourself more energy to get through your day with joy. The key to these achievements isn't to make (and fall short of) grand Resolutions every year; instead, the key is to slowly reshape our minds. Our bodies will follow. Mountains of research, the experience of RydeOn!'s clients, and my own life experience proves that this is true.
Christina, our staff and I are looking forward to working with you during 2013 and beyond as we make our community a better place and achieve our collective and individual goals for our health, our fitness, and our overall lives.
Wishing You and Yours the Very Best in this New Year,