28 Nov Don’t Wait For January
Waiting for January to start your fitness journey is the BIGGEST mistake you could ever make.
With the holiday season in full effect I hear the following question asked so often: “Should I just wait for January to get started with my health and fitness goals?”
The answer is ABSOLUTELY FREAKING NOT.
Sorry for yelling….
I’ve seen it COUNTLESS times throughout the years.
Someone has the initial motivation to want to make a change with their health and fitness goals but they delay making that change until January.
Since when did January become the magical month of making a change?
5 am workouts don’t become easier in January.
Broccoli and asparagus don’t taste like ice cream sundaes in January.
Your body doesn’t magically not get sore after workouts in January.
You have to get started right now.
Why right now? When you are emotionally excited about something (like making a change for a healthier lifestyle) and you do not follow that emotion up with IMMEDIATE action, you lose the momentum.
Once you lose that small spark of momentum, it’s all done.
You put getting healthy on the “to-do” list right next to all the other things you will never get to like re-organzing your garage, and learning to play guitar.
Dude, this is your health we are talking about!
Not some part-time project or hobby.
You need to start T.O.D.A.Y!
While everyone else is mentally checked out the next few weeks, how much further along could you be with five weeks of progress under your belt?
How much better would you feel going into January already down a pant size, feeling stronger, and having improved energy throughout the day?
Don’t you deserve to move towards your goals right now instead of putting it off for a later time?
The answer is yes.
How are some simple ways to get started?
I outline 7 nutrition hacks in my free e-book here that will get you moving in the right direction. A few of them are:
Download and use MyFitnessPal to start tracking your intake now. Create the awareness around your nutrition that is vital for your success.
Get 10,000 steps per day. Just be active. It doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym either. Take the stairs. Park far away at work. Go for a walk on your lunch break with a co-worker.
Focus on 40% intake from protein daily. Protein doesn’t mean more muscle. But protein definitely helps curb hunger and keeps you full and satisfied.
There will ALWAYS be an excuse of why you shouldn’t get started today.
Trust me, I’ve heard it all:
“I can’t start during holiday season I am traveling too much.”
“I can’t start in January the gyms are too crowded.”
“I can’t start in spring because I have to clean my entire house.”
“I can’t start in summer because the kids are out of school and I just don’t have the time.”
I could go on and on.
Write out your goals.
It doesn’t have to be perfect action.
Imperfect action will always beat standing still.