International Quitter Week 12th-19th January!
Did you know this week is international quitters week?
That’s right, this week is the graveyard for many well-intentioned New Years Resolutions, hashtags like #NewYearNewMe and so on.
Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Research by Strava, the social fitness network, discovered the period 12th to 19th January is the fateful period when our motivation falters.
“We know that staying motivated is the oldest and biggest problem in health and fitness; and our data shows that people are most likely to give up on 2020 New Year’s fitness resolutions by Sunday 19 January this year.Gareth Mills, UK Country Manager for Strava
What starts out with aspirational goals like ‘I’m going running every day’ devolves into ‘My feet are too sore, My knees hurt, and running isn’t for me after a couple of weeks.
For the majority of us, running is a great form of exercise.
The issue is our mobility, flexibility and strength are not ready for running in the volume we attempt when trying to achieve our goal.
The same goes for ‘I’m going to lose 10kgs’.
We start off cutting everything from our nutritional intake, we stoically refuse cake at birthday parties, beer and wine at the weekend, and then two or three weeks in, we say stuff it, this is too hard, and we’re done!
Why so tough?!
The reason why change is so hard is it requires patience and consistency.
There are no quick fixes and success means a lifestyle change, not a pill, detox, skinny tea or radical calorie deficit combined with beating yourself into the ground with unreasonable exercise expectations.
What is going to work for me?
Care, love, support, and most importantly, accountability is what is going to see you achieve long term success.
Combine this with personalised, expert consultation that gives you the direction to achieve your health and wellness transformation.
If you do feel like you’ve failed in your attempt to change this year, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing tools with you to help you get back on track and to achieve the best 2020 you can.
If you’d like to get started straight away, click here to schedule a time to talk to one of our coaches.