“Learn from the Old… Embrace the New.”

Learn from the struggles and mistakes of 2019.

Start fresh and experiment with a new lifestyle change in 2020!

“How do I try to change my lifestyle and find what works for me?”

Establish S.M.A.R.T. Goals!

If one goal does not work right now, modify the goal, and try again.

You will reach your goal. You will commit to a healthy lifestyle change.

S

 Specific

M

Measurable

A

Achievable

R

Realistic

T

Timely

According to recent statistics, of the 45% of Americans who create New Year’s resolutions, only 8% succeed in reaching their goals. Do not fall within this 8%:  Commit – Attain – Succeed.

Example:  “I want to lose weight.”

Specify how many pounds to lose: I will lose 10 pounds of body fat.

Measure your progress by checking your body composition every 2 weeks. 

Achieved by safely and effectively losing 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Realistically, I will not lose 10 pounds of body fat in only one week.

In 8 weeks, I will lose 10 pounds of body fat.

Embrace change, welcome the new you

Stop negative thoughts and behaviors, replace with joy and positivity.

Persevere, never give up, and succeed.

2020 will be a good year. Make it your year!

Reference

Vargo, K. (2015). Lessons Learned From Last Year’s New Year Resolution Mistakes. ACE Health eTips. doi: https://www.acefitness.org/blog/5784/lessons-learned-from-last-year-s-new-year?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Health-eTips-12-30-2015&utm_content=Health+eTips&spMailingID=24326662&spUserID=NzU3NzY3ODIwMzES1&spJobID=702507068&spReportId=NzAyNTA3MDY4S0. Accessed on December 31, 2015.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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