A New Year is approaching, people set big fitness goals for themselves, the gyms are packed, and so on. We all know this endless cycle. I’ve heard various statistics that 73-80% of people give up on their New Year resolutions within a month and only 8% accomplish their resolutions in a timely manner. This upcoming New Year is a big one. It’s the start of a new decade. So let’s do things differently and set ourselves up to be in that 8% who accomplishes instead of quits. The trick is to set attainable goals and not try to be a completely different person come January 1st. It’s taken you a lifetime to build the bad habits you have developed and it’s going to take time to build new ones. Various research sources say it takes about 66 days of doing something for it to become a habit. Instead of trying an ‘extreme’ diet or intense new workout program let’s focus on building new habits that will help you achieve your New Year fitness goals. Here are a few things I challenge you to do for 66 days minimum that will have a great impact on you achieving new fitness milestones in 2020.
Count It Down: Get a new 2020 Calendar and circle 66 days from now. As each day passes make a mark and count it down. Place this calendar somewhere you will see it multiple times a day. A visual reminder will help you stay on track.
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