New Year, Same You

img_9561It’s late December which means that we are once again scrambling to make plan for New Years Eve and will probably, once again, choose to stay in and be in bed by 10 because that’s how we roll with two kids and a newborn. (And I am totally OK with that!)

Anyway, I wanted to address something I see a lot in marketing within in the fitness industry, the concept of:

 

“New Year, New You!!!”

It sounds really appealing to think of the New Year as a fresh start for a new life, new habits, new goals, and the works. But let’s not get carried away.

The thing is, when you wake up on the morning of January first you will still be YOU.

You will still have to wake up in the same, comfy bed and have coffee from the same, gift-from-heaven coffeemaker in the same mug your kid made you at Preschool, and go to the same job with the same coworkers, and kiss the same kids as they get on the same bus for school. And that is totally OK! Who would want to change all of that?!?!? Certainly not me.

You are also still going to have the same jam-packed schedule, the same responsibilities, and the same amount of hours in a day to get it all done. (Yep, you still only get 24!) It’s part of the package.

But, what can you change?

You can change your energy levels, confidence, outlook, and strength. Add 30-45 minutes of strength training and interval work to that schedule. (Yes, you have time. How about one less episode on Netflix?!? Or getting up 30 minutes earlier? Or lunchtime workouts like me?) You will get stronger physically, but just as important is the strength you will gain in your mentality. The things that once seemed insurmountable won’t seem so huge; the things that once stressed you out will simply become small inconveniences. You will be ready to take on new challenges.new-yearnew-you

So, instead of trying to overhaul your entire existence in the New Year, add this one new habit and it will feel like a newer, stronger, more capable you (except with the same awesome life!) Doesn’t that sound so much better?

I hope you have a wonderful start to the year! And if you have any questions on how to get started with weight training and interval training or want in on my next challenge group (click here to check it out!), feel free to hit me up below!

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