Daphne Fit Body Boot Camp January 2018

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Change Your Actions to

CHANGE THE OUTCOME

Every January, millions of people set big resolutions, intent on making a change. “This year, I’m going to lose 50 pounds.” “I’ll get my degree.” “I’ll finally read more.” You feel energized by the sense of a fresh start, and you’re ready to take on the world. Sadly, that’s not what happens. What do most resolutions have in common? They’re never kept. On average, only 8 percent of people achieve their resolutions. Eight percent! That means most people fail. Resolutions are set with the best of intentions, but if we don’t have steps in place, we’ll never keep them. We get overwhelmed by the huge task in front of us, and when we don’t see progress in a couple weeks, we lose motivation, thinking it’s never going to happen. If you’ve been struggling to meet your resolutions year after year, something needs to change. What can you do to make resolutions stick? Back up. It’s time to look at your resolution from a different angle. Instead of losing 50 pounds, what if your goal was to lose five pounds this month? And if you backed up a little further, what if your steps toward that goal were to attend boot camp three times this week? The key to making resolutions that stick is building a stepladder. Resolutions often identify dreams that feel unreachable because you won’t see any results until the far future. Your resolution to lose 50 pounds is a great one, but if you’re doing it healthily, you won’t reach it for some time. You need to back up to build the stepladder that will take you there. Steps are the actions you’ll take in the next one to two weeks. Goals are made up of those steps and can be achieved in three to four weeks. Dreams are the long-term realization of your goals, three months to a year away. By approaching your resolution through actionable steps, you can reach your goals and, eventually, your dream. Ask yourself, “Based on my resolution, what is a realistic goal?” Then look at the next one-to-two weeks. What can you honestly achieve in that time? Replacing soda with water? Great! Your steps need to be action-based, not outcome-based. You have

direct control over your actions, but not over the outcome. You can’t control exactly how many pounds you lose each week, but you can control what you eat and what activities you do. Change your actions to change the outcome. I’ll let you in on a secret: these are the same tools Fit Body coaches use to help you achieve your goals through every workout. Here are a couple more strategies we use. Make it easy. It’s all about controlling your environment. If your resolution is to avoid sugar, don’t keep it around. Most of us underestimate how hard a resolution will be if we haven’t planned for it. We set out an intention with the expectation that we’ll stick to it. But it’s much harder. The next day, your co-worker brings tasty muffins, and you’re derailed. Make it easy on yourself by controlling your environment. Plan for obstacles. Buy the food you want to eat and keep that with you. Plan meals and keep plenty of snacks at work so you have another option if someone brings food you’re avoiding. One. Day. At. A. Time. That feeling of not making any progress? It comes when we try to fast-forward. You can get really fast results in the Fit Body program, but it’s not a quick fix. Instead, we take it one day at a time. Apply your practice of one day at a time to your fitness, spending, nutrition, and almost any goal you have, and watch it blossom.

If you’re looking for a fresh start in 2018, it’s waiting for you at Daphne Fit Body. And if your resolution is to maintain the results you achieved last year, that’s awesome! We’re here for you. One step at a time. Wishing you a strong start to the year,

-Steven Hadley

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