Setting a New Year's resolution is usually what most people do to start the year. It's "the thing" to do if you want get healthy, make positive changes and break old habits.
This is cool, but when was the last time you actually fulfilled your New Year's resolution? Can you remember what your 2016 resolution was? I can't. For me, the new year is just another day.
You see, your body doesn't actually know it's a NEW year. Your fat cells don't understand we've just added a number to the calendar year. The point is there's no perfect time to get healthy.
Okay look, there are many ways to have a healthy start to the year but here are 3 successful strategies for a guaranteed healthy 2017.
You're ready to start tracking your calories. You've read all over google the importance of tracking calories but with so many formulas out there, where do you start?
How do you start measuring YOUR ideal calorie intake?
Watch the video to find out...
A common question I'm asked as a Personal Trainer and Online Coach.
"Should I track my calories?"
It's a great tool to have, but its not the be all and end all. Here's why...
"This is it" you say as you set another fitness goal.
"I'm going to lose a minimum of 1kg per week. This is my time, its going to happen I promise".
You post on Facebook to your buddies with the hashtags #cleaneating #motivated #igotthis #fitness to show your commitment.
You tell yourself - "I want to fit into my jeans again". "I want to weigh X kilograms and I want to be X body fat percentage"
You focus so hard on achieving those goals. A week passes by, you jump on the scales and nothings changed.
You're frustrated and angry that you put in so much effort yet you didn't see the scales go down.
Soon enough you're back to square one. You're unhappy and uncomfortable with your current state of health and frustration sets in. Not mention you're hoping nobody asks about how your motivated Facebook 'goal setting' post is going.
Sound familiar? Can you relate to this on some level? I've been there myself...
So, where did it all go wrong?
You could be focussing on the wrong type of goal...