Underestimate Yourself for a Great New Year
There are a number of ways at Elevations Health Club that we help new members succeed with their New Year's fitness resolutions. We encourage new members to strike up friendships with other members and staff. We help them find something they enjoy doing, whether it is classes, swimming, lifting weights, or watching TV while they do their cardio. We provide instruction on the equipment so that everyone feels comfortable making their way around the gym. All of those things, and more, help someone become a regular exerciser.
But we also want you to underestimate yourself! (Hint: You will NOT look like this at the end of January.)
Don't be someone who says, "It's the New Year so I'm going to workout 5 days a week!" Um...you won't. Trust us. It's simply unrealistic to go from "zero to 60" when you were doing nothing on December 31st. All you're doing with thoughts like that is setting yourself up to fail.
After all, if your plan is to go "every day!" and you don't, then you'll be disappointed in yourself and give up.
So, underestimate yourself. You had been going to the gym...what was it? oh, yes...zero days per week. So, how about you shoot for one weekday and one weekend day in the New Year? That's a pretty low bar, and once you jump over it, you'll feel like you've accomplished something and want to take on more.
There you have it. Ask less of yourself to get more out of yourself in 2012!