Hello 2013. What now?

feeling fatYou’ve been here before… feeling down, fat, depressed, unsure, anxious, and a little hopeless?  I’ve been there too, and to some extent,  I’m finding myself “there” right now.  I was so determined to maintain a good diet and physique during the holidays. I don’t want to mess up a years worth of hard work… oops…  EPIC FAIL….

So here we are… what we do next will determine how we feel and look in 2013.  Perhaps you are here every January first, or this is your first time questioning your commitment to choosing a healthier, fitter lifestyle.  Either way, our approach is the same.  Commitment is key.  Prepare for the carnage that pursues… This is what you can expect.

GET READY!

Expect to be hungry, sore, fatigued, overwhelmed, angry, sad, anxious, ready to give up, scared to give up, scared to try, knocked down, drained, confused, ….  AND… EMPOWERED, STRONG, FIT, HEALTHY, PEACE, INVINCIBLE, HAPPY, FULL OF ENERGY, JOY, ACCOMPLISHED, VALIDATED, VALUED.

If we “enter in” with realistic expectations and goals, we’ll be more apt to stick to our goals. Here we go!

steve in reebok1. MAKE SOME GOALS (long and short-term)
… not just weight loss, but also some performance goals, emotional goals, and even vacation or financial goals. (Set rewards ahead of time to enjoy as you meet your goals)

2. EDUCATE YOURSELF ON NUTRITION
…Know the caloric cost of everything you put into your body. TRACK YOUR CALORIES IN. Make at least a one-week menu.

3. DEVELOP AN EXERCISE ROUTINE AND SCHEDULE
…make it realistic and keep your goals in mind

4. CHART YOUR PROGRESS (even on bad days)
…attendance, calories, workouts, and mood

Even if we have to start over every Monday morning, you continue to drag yourself into the kitchen and continue to fight against that craving.  Then show up to your workouts and “gut” it out. Remember, anything you do is better than doing nothing.  Lastly,  track everything.  Many times we are more successful than we think, but we need to chart the data to stay accountable and on track. THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO MAKE A CHANGE!!!!!!

Like my shirt?
This is one of Reebok‘s newest shirts from their 2013 line with motivational quotes on the sleeve. Trust me, you’re going to love the stuff coming out this year! #getafterit

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About Steve Pfiester

Certified CrossFit, TRX, Kettlebell Athletics Trainer with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Owner of Longevity Max Fitness and BCx Boot Camp.

Posted on January 14, 2013, in PFIT TIPS, Ugly Truth and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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