first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We are half way through January.According to statistics, the majority of new year’s resolutions will be starting to fade into distant memory, as the resolution makers decide that this wasn’t actually their year.Are you one of them? Do you talk yourself out of going to training?Do you convince yourself that the reasons you have are actually THAT important and not just another excuse?Did you forget your gym bag again, and now you can’t train?Do you just admit that you don’t feel like going to the gym tonight and that Netflix is a more appealing substitute?If any of these scenarios sounds like you, you are not alone.Statistics tell us that by the end of January, 92% of people will have given up on their resolutions, with only 8% of people actually achieving them in any given year. The top 10 resolutions that most people make are to;1. Lose weight2. Get organised3. Save more money4. Enjoy life5. Staying fit and healthy6. Learn something new7. Quit smoking8. Help others9. Find love10. Spend more time with their familySo why is it that we can’t seem to stay on track with our goals?Most of the time it is because we have more than one.How many of the list above do you recognise as yours?If you have more than one, chances are that you won’t achieve any of them.If your goal is to finally lose weight this year, make that your only goal.You have to give it all of your attention.If you have ever tried to set weight loss goals, you will know how difficult it is.Having a conflicting goal that you are trying to achieve at the same time will take away your focus from what you really want; weight loss. If you really want to lose weight this year, and by really, I mean if you REALLY want to finally lose those unwanted pounds, I am going to give you some tips that will help you to skip the excuses and stay focused with your good intentions.1. Always have your gym bag with you.Now, I am not saying that you have to walk around with a backpack on, like you are going hiking, but having your gym bag in your car or at your office will mean that you have no excuse when it is time to go training.Just remember to take it home in-between days and wash your training gear! ☺2. Have your training partner on speed dial Having a training partner makes starting training much easier.It is always daunting starting in a new gym or in a new fitness class.The best thing about having a training partner is motivation, you are less likely to skip a session if you have to be accountable to someone.3. Go to a fitness classThere are 2 things that are sure to make people give up on training.Lack of structure and lack of motivation.If you have never been to a gym before, starting out with no idea of what you are doing and with no structured program to help you train properly, is asking for failure.A fitness class is a great way to train with a group of likeminded people.There should be a structured session each time you are there and you will get a bit of progression on a week to week basis.You have the added benefit of getting to know the instructor and having them keep you motivated and accountable for your goals.4. Try different exercisesTrying a few different types of exercise when starting out is a simple way to keep you interested.You will get to try new things and find something that you actually enjoy and might stick to long term.5. Have an open mind.If there is one thing that you should know when starting out with exercise, it is this;You won’t always enjoy your exercise sessions!This is sometimes the biggest downfall of new gym goers.You will be sore sometimes.There will be exercises you won’t be particularly good at.You may not be as fit as others in the class or gym.You may feel confused at times.This is to be expected. We were all there at one stage or another. Just know that the more you go, the easier these things get and the more your body changes, the more motivating it will be to keep going.If you stop the first time it gets difficult, or the first time you are sore, it will always be difficult and you will always be sore, because every time you try to start back, it will be like your first time all over again.Just keep going and it WILL get easier ☺This is just a small list of things that can keep you on track with your exercise, if you need any more help, my fitness classes are all done in a fun and motivating environment.If I can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the link below.#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 TIPS TO MAKE THIS YEAR ‘YOUR YEAR’ was last modified: January 18th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5 tips for trainingemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more