Did you know that around 95% of all New Year’s resolutions every year are fitness related? Did you also know that only 10% of people will stick to them?
According to research, over 60% of people in the UK aged between 40-60yrs will start a new kind of fitness or health regime in January. Health & fitness is a massive part of our lives, and probably more now than ever before so it’s all the more important that we stick to the goals we set ourselves.
However, the easy part is deciding on your resolution - the tough part is sticking to it
“94% of people who share their health & fitness goal stay active 9 months later”
If you want to be one of the 94% of people who stay active after 9 months rather than the 90% of people who give up on their New Year’s resolution, then you need to create a fitness habit.
Creating a Fitness Habit
CUE - ROUTINE - REWARD
The cue. These are things like location, time, emotional state and the people around you. If you’re at work in an office and the snack van arrives at 10.30am ringing it’s bell, it’s a cue that can lead you to taking action - i.e. buying a cake.
Likewise if everyone gets up to head to the van, that can encourage you to do the same.
The routine. If you buy a cake every day for 2-3 days, all of a sudden, it becomes a habit and then you start adjusting your morning around this activity.
Reward. The reward is quite often a quick fix to something, such as hunger. That cake you have eaten will taste nice and temporarily make you feel less hungry.
You can see from the above example, how easy it is to create a habit. What we need to do however, is to create healthy habits and break the bad ones.
Joining a fitness group that has group sessions at the same time and day every week is a great example of how to create a healthy habit. In the first few weeks, you will start to notice that you have more energy than ever before and are generally feeling more upbeat & positive. Over time, you will start to lose weight and notice your body shape changing, and as this happens your confidence will start to grow too. During this time, you have become friends with the other members of the fitness class who are all going through the same experience and be surrounding yourself with similar, like-minded people.
Before you know it, you have created a healthy habit - well done 😀
SHARING YOUR RESOLUTIONS…
As you can see, setting a health & fitness goal is the first step to achieving your resolution, but if you keep this to yourself, it’s easy to break (as no-one will know you’ve broken it!). However, if you share your goal with a loved one, family, friend or work colleagues that added motivation will give you a much better chance of achieving it.
This motivation is similar to the how it works in a GET FIT TODAY fitness session. When exercising on your own, if you get tired or something becomes difficult, you are much more likely to stop than if you are exercising with others. Exercising in a group will help you push yourself much more than you ever could on your own and it’s this that makes the difference.
I have almost lost count of the number of times one of our members has said to me “I can’t believe how much I’ve improved over the last 6 months” - fantastic!
If you are looking to start something new in 2023, we have two incredible offers available:
8-week weight loss challenge. For £99, you will have access to all of our indoor and outdoor group fitness sessions plus an online nutrition coaching program and access to all of our social activities
If you already have your nutrition sorted, option 2 is for you. For just £60, you get full access to all of our indoor and outdoor group fitness classes for 2 months.
Both options are a great way to stay motivated for the first 2 months of 2023, during which time you will unconsciously have created some long-term healthy habits.
Click this link for more information on both options.
Whatever you decide to set as your personal goal in 2023, we would like to wish you the very best success in achieving this. If you need help with anything, please get in touch. 👍
Happy New Year