So…here we are. Face to face with a new year, a new start, a new direction. For some people, it’s a renewed energy; for others, it’s a renewed excuse as to why not now. But for all of us, regardless of what our goals are in life, it’s a new day…just like Sunday will be different from Saturday.
What will we do with all that is new? Will we take advantage of it? Or watch another “new start” become old news yet again.
Will we take the time to be grateful for the lessons we learned; the positive and negative experiences; the changes in our own environment, whether physical or mental; and how they have given us something new to consider – how far we have come and how much further we can go?
I use the last couple of days of the end of the year to think back on what I’ve accomplished, whom I’ve helped, who has helped me, how I have impacted the minds, bodies, and lives of many, and how much more I would like to and WILL do tomorrow. I also look at how much my team, my nation, FITTNation has grown and has become a game changer for many; some who have decided to stick around and bring some friends along for the ride; others who left and made the effort to come back. Of course, this could not be accomplished without the help of YOU. So if you think your contribution is menial, I have news for you: WRONG:-)
Hopefully you take the time to recognize and acknowledge just how much you have done. Whether it was trekking the woods in Tremblant, facing your fears and confidently improving your personal best in strength or endurance, committing to consistency and as a result, dropping a dress/pants size or two in the process…or you resolved to not be part of the “resolution” group and stay in the game even when the challenge seemed pointless or insurmountable.
ALL OF YOU have had the opportunity put forth before you to make the year yours – in any and/or all aspects of your lives. 2014 was your pre-game warm up. It was the year that got you amped, ready to fire on all cylinders, and intrigued by what you have the ability to accomplish.
Your confidence was reset or even built up for the first time; you felt the power of being empowered through the support of your coach *wink wink* and others on your team.
You kicked butt. Period.
But see…that was just the warm up. That was just pre-season. We, my friends, are about to enter the regular season, the real game. We get hype in the tunnel and when our team is announced, we run onto the field and get ready to play.
2015 is Game Time.
No more excuses
No more talk
No more giving up
The advantage you have being ready as you are is that those same “resolutioners” who you will see at the gym, in various classes, geared up in Nike Frees and Lululemon pants with the tags still on them (no offense to anyone if that’s your gear), fresh out the fridge and ready to get cookin’…will almost be like a mirage. They’re here, they appear…only to disappear, and be gone until next January.
You on the other hand are checked in and on the field, good to go until the whistle is blown.
Your commitment to consistency, balance, and energy won’t go unnoticed. You’ll be respected, driven, and not afraid to jump that box one more time even after the height has been raised. You’ll be asked “how do you do it? Who do you work with? Where does your motivation come from? What program are you doing? What diet are you on?”
And the best question of them all – WHAT’S YOUR WHY?
The key question in all of this is that. And if you don’t know how to answer that question, you might be in trouble. As I have mentioned before in many of my other posts: Your ‘why’ will be the make or break of your commitment to progression and consistency. It is the determining factor in which your personal success and dedication to achieving your goals weigh upon.
Some may argue that what I’m saying is not 100% true and maybe you’re right. There are a number of roadblocks that could inhibit your progress and consistency…but what about your commitment?
Here’s something to keep in mind: there are 365 days, 52 weeks, thousands of hours, minutes, and seconds in a year…in other words, there is time. There is time available to you that if you stay committed, come what may, you will still be able to progress, achieve, and accomplish any goal. It may not be in the timeframe you desire, or during the days or weeks that you have the most time, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot make it happen.
IF YOU WANT IT, GO GET IT
IF IT’S TOO FAR, GET CLOSER
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN, GET IT DONE
Easier said than done sometimes right? I completely understand. That’s why in 2015, GoodFITT is committed to helping you and anyone that desires to finding you FITT. If you’re down with that, so are we.
First thing you have to do is get rid of that negative talk and put some positives on your palate. Here are a couple more actions you could take:
So where do we go from here?
That is up to you. You can take what you read and apply it and see what happens, or you can continue to do what you were doing. And if it works for you, don’t let me break your stride. But if you see where you can make adjustments, make them. No more talking, no more excuses, no more giving up.
Now who’s ready to get on the field?
Trainer Profile: Kareem Rawlins
Experience Personal Training – 5 years | Nutrition Counseling – 3 years | Group Fitness – 3 years