Updated: Jan 15
COMMIT TO YOURSELF IN 2023
Are you ready to get back on track and commit yourself to crushing your goals in the new year? It's time to ditch the quick fix mentality and commit to a long-term journey towards a healthier, happier you. Listen… we know January is a tough month, it’s cold, you may have put on a few pounds over the Holidays, and there is so much pressure to become a completely new person overnight. This year instead of focusing on becoming a completely new person overnight we challenge you to incorporate small habits gradually over time that get you closer to your goals and commit yourself to greatness in 2023. If you're a person who likes to see results in a short period of time, change is probably not for you. It takes time and patience. This year our motto is “New Year, Same You, Just Better'' This year instead of becoming a new person overnight we’re recognizing that we’re human and we want to be better but real change happens slowly over time and not overnight. This year we’re working EVERYDAY towards our goals to become the best version of ourselves.
REFOCUS YOUR WHY
Why do you want to change? Don’t tell us that once you lose 15 pounds you’ll no longer have stress, you’ll be 10x happier, and all of your problems will go away. That simply isn’t true. If you’re setting goals from a place of hate, you’re never going to be where you want to be.
Old way of thinking: “I hate the way I look once I lose 15 pounds I’ll be so much happier”
New way of thinking: “I’ve gained some weight and I owe it to myself to make a change. I’ve had a tough year and the past is the past all I can do now is be better. I owe it to myself to take care of my body and be the healthiest person I can be”
There is no secret formula to achieving your goals and changing your life but it sure helps if you start attacking your goals from a place of wanting to achieve more and be better because you love and respect yourself instead of from a place of hate.
No one has ever achieved great success overnight. Change takes time, success is often thought of as happening in one big motion but really it’s tons of small little changes that overtime add up.
Oftentimes people start a new exercise routine and when they don’t see physical results in two weeks they give up. This year instead of focusing on physical outcomes, focus on mental outcomes. Yes maybe you didn’t lose inches off of your belly with two weeks of really hard work at the gym. But how do you feel? We’re sure you have more energy, are getting stronger in the gym, and love the feeling you get after you crush a workout you thought was impossible. Those are changes, they do matter.
REMEMBER YOU'RE HUMAN
We all have this tendency to think of our goals as all-or-nothing propositions—you either reach your goal, or you don't. You’ve stuck to your diet today or you didn’t.
But the truth is that life isn't like that. Life is complicated, and there's no such thing as a perfect day or a perfect week or a perfect month. If you try to make our goals into "all" or "nothing," you’ve set yourself up for failure before you’ve begun.
So instead of trying to be perfect, try giving yourself grace: give yourself permission to make mistakes along the way and learn from them! If you slept in late and missed your workout class instead of telling yourself you’re a failure for missing class, think of ways you can incorporate more movement into your day to make up for your missed class and make sure to go to bed a little earlier so that you wake up rested and ready to take on the day!
DEDICATE YOURSELF TO PUTTING IN THE WORK
Last but not least, actually it may be the most important. Dedicate yourself to putting in the work. You have to commit yourself to doing the hard things even when you don’t want to. You’ve got to remember that you are strong and you can do hard things. You’ve got to put in the work both inside and outside of the gym.
It's easy to tell yourself that you're not good enough, or that you'll never reach your goals. It's much harder to tell yourself that you are good enough, and that you can do it.
You can't expect to go from 0 to 60 in one day—you need to take it slow, so that you can build up momentum over time. If you try to change too much at once, you'll burn out and give up before you've even got started. Making one or two small changes a month for six months ll have far more impact than making six big changes all at once! If there is one thing you take away from this as you prioritize your goals for the upcoming year, we hope it’s that you want to create lasting change in your life because you love yourself and want to be the best version of you - for you.
Let's make 2023 our best year yet Strong Friends 💪🏽💜