How to Stick with Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions


Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, it’s part of a yearly tradition and it’s always a good idea to practice goal setting. However, for lots of people, resolutions are temporary. What many people miss when it comes to New Year’s resolutions is that they merely change some of their actions — not their mindset — which is often unsustainable. In this article, we are going to explore how changing your mindset will set you on the right path to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. We’ll also be discussing how personal training in Pittsburgh can help you get into the right mindset where you are set up for success. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can stick with your New Year’s fitness goals this year. 

Why are New Year’s Fitness Resolutions so Difficult to Follow?

Have you struggled with achieving your goals in the past? Personal training in Pittsburgh could be the help you’re looking for

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Losing weight is difficult, which is why so many people lose sight of their goals by February.

Lots of people resolve to lose weight every year once January 1st rolls around. This year, you may need an effective game plan to lose weight gained during COVID. Often even the best of game plans fail because more focus is put on changing actions rather than changing the way you think. Often, personal training in Pittsburgh can help you set goals, adjust your mindset, and get comfortable with your new habits. When planning your fitness objectives for the next year, you should focus on 7 key steps to achieve your New Year’s goals

What are the 7 Key Steps to Achieving Your New Year’s Goals?

Before you start personal training in Pittsburgh, learn about the 7 steps you need to take for a healthier New Year

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By following Holly’s 7 steps, you can find your motivation to get fit and stay fit.

When it comes to goal setting, many of us have heard of the acronym S.M.A.R.T. In this case, S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timed. Using the SMART method is a great way to start setting realistic goals that you can attain. While many aspire to lose weight in the new year, simply stating your intent to lose weight is not a clear enough goal. Holly Gatto’s personal training in Pittsburgh uses the SMART goal setting methods and builds off of it, encouraging clients to really get to the bottom of why they want to change their mindset and begin living a healthier lifestyle. Using the 7 steps, you too can set New Year’s goals and stick with them. 

Step 1: Clarity

When you imagine yourself in the New Year, having achieved your goals, you must have a very clear vision of what you want. Is this a goal that is on your mind a lot? What are the reasons you are constantly thinking about that goal? When you stop and consider, the answer is that something is internally driving you to achieve that goal.

To get clarity on why you are motivated to get fit, do some deep thinking on the reasons why you want to achieve your goal. Allow yourself to get uncomfortable when looking for the reasons why. Facing the uncomfortable is often a learning opportunity, and can bring you clarity on what really motivates you. Clarity will help you to take daily actions that propel you towards your goals. Clarity can also help reduce relapses and help you stay on track. With the added help of personal training in Pittsburgh, you can collaborate with your trainer to set a clear fitness plan.

Step 2: Focus

To get to the next level of your healthy lifestyle, you will need to level up your thought process surrounding diet and exercise. Altering your thought process and how you approach holistic fitness will require steps that you aren't used to taking. You will encounter roadblocks that will cause you to lose focus. In some cases, you will struggle to get past those roadblocks. 

When you pursue personal training in Pittsburgh with Holly Gatto, you will realize that you need to become more focused on your goals if you want to see results. However, only you can do the work it takes to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Personal training is just one of the many steps you need to take to make a permanent change in your health habits

Step 3: Accountability

The process of changing your mindset and your lifestyle is an ebb and flow process.  Sometimes that process can stall or even stop for brief periods of time. Periods of stagnation can be very frustrating, and a lot of emotions and negative self-talk can arise. However, working with a personal trainer in Pittsburgh on a regular basis can help get you back on track and help you hold yourself accountable.

Step 4: Perspective

It's tough to know if you are working hard enough to achieve your fitness goals. Often, it is easy to push yourself too hard and get burned out too quickly. In reality, sticking with your New Year’s goals is more of a marathon than it is a sprint. When you work with a personal trainer in Pittsburgh like Holly Gatto, they can give you some perspective on how you can succeed and stick to your goals in the long run.

Step 5: Execution

No matter how willing you are to become more healthy and fit, that won't matter if you don't have a solid plan. Your plan must be well thought out and simple to follow. Anything that is too complicated will end up setting you back. Personal training is also helpful for execution as your trainer can help you make sure you are sticking to your plan and using the right form and technique during training sessions.

Step 6: Momentum

Once your mindset begins to change and you have consistently made progress, your positive thinking and healthy habits will start to become second nature. As you progress, your mindset now becomes part of your life and is something that you don’t have to think about quite as much. The trick is to keep this momentum going because you know that each step forward is a step closer to your fitness goals.

Step 7: Results

Staying on the pathway for this process can be tough. Life will get in the way. Your progress will be stalled with several roadblocks. Each time you reach a roadblock, it is easy to want to quit out of frustration. However, If you are crystal clear on your goals and hyper-focused on them, you will be able to stick to your plan when obstacles happen. Only when you commit to your fitness plan will you begin seeing results and reaping the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. 

If you are ready to tackle your 2022 health and fitness goals, contact Holly Gatto to get started with personal training in Pittsburgh. With Holly Gatto, you can set goals, plan for the future, and commit to a healthier lifestyle. With a personalized fitness and health coaching plan, you can learn how to free yourself of any mental physical roadblocks that are holding you back. Ready to get started? Get in touch with Holly Gatto Fitness or download the free Health Habits Guideline to start working towards your fitness goals today!

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