Saturday, December 27, 2008

And yet another resolution

What a drag! Another year, twelve more pounds gained, another pants size bigger...What to do? What to do? Should I look into the mirror and once again say, "2009 is my year! This is the year I'm going to get into my skinny jeans. I will not go into 2010 feeling like this about myself."? I'm not entirely sure what "the" problem is with New Year Resolutions, but I do believe that part of the problem is that there's a bit of impulse involved. Whether we make resolutions out of desperation of duty, they rarely stick.
I do believe that we can turn those impulsive resolutions that almost never turn out in our favor into long-term commitments. This morning, I was training a personal training client/friend at the Fitness First in Frederick, Maryland (great workout place by the way) when I looked up to see a gentleman sitting on a nearby bench thinking long and hard about something. So, I looked over to him and said, "Hey, are you alright?" His response was inspiring to me." He said, "I'm just evaluating why I'm here. I don't want to just get in a sweat and then jump into the car. I want to feel good about what I'm doing here." So, throughout the rest of the morning, I thought about that. This man not only made a decision to show up at the gym for a workout, but he purposed in his heart to accomplish something worthwhile."
Are your resolutions backed by shallow impulse or by deep purpose? Do you believe that there is long-term benefit to whatever it is that you decide to do for yourself or for others? If you believe that there is, what steps will you take to get there?
Perhaps you've made a commitment to yourself or to your loved ones to live a more fit life starting in 2009 but feel a bit unsure about how you will do it. I believe that I can help you get to where you need to be. Don't start another year without the individualized motivation, guidance, inspiration, direction, and push that you are worth. Email or call me for a free consultation so that we can get you on the path to success in 2009. For more information, go to my website: