Here it is, 2018. Happy New Year. New year, new me. The year to get this diet started. The year to get in the gym. The year to start really taking care of myself. The year I’m going to stick to my resolution through the whole month of January. Maybe even February! The year for change.
WHO’S WITH ME???
We're in this together!
Talk about your goals with someone. Multiple folks. Your coaches. Your friends. Your spouses. Your classmates.
I am going to straight up tell you, it aint going to happen UNLESS you share your goals with someone else. If you don’t let anyone in on your little secret then who is going to know when you cheat, stop trying, or just down right give up? I am going to be completely honest. I have NEVER stuck to one resolution or completed one goal I had set for myself in January. I am not that disciplined and I have almost always given up for one reason or another. I find an excuse to cheat on the diet or skip the gym. I will talk myself into buying something I don’t need just because I want it. I will stay up too late watching some pointless TV show even though I have told myself I need to go to bed earlier. There is always going to be that little voice inside your head that wants you to fail. But when there aren’t any louder voices telling you that you are going to succeed, that little voice wins.
**That’s where your friends come in.**
Whether it is your spouse, significant other, family member, friend, coach, or fellow gym member, LET SOMEONE KNOW. They don’t have to ask you about it. Just straight up tell them. Find out if someone has similar goals and help each other out. Stick to it together. If your goal is that serious to you, you are going to need reinforcement. I have encountered some difficult things in my life that I needed to overcome and not one of them I was ever able to do alone. I needed support. Back up. Encouragement. Prayers. Good vibes. Whatever anyone could do to help me along.
I honestly feel like sticking to resolutions and goals is one of the hardest things ever. It seems damn near impossible for me to go 30 days eating whole foods. Or going 6 weeks eating meat, veggies, and some fruits. Like I’m over here like WHERE IS THE MILK AND CHEESE AND SUGAR AND GOODNESS??? I almost always make my goal to eat healthier and not eat “x food”. It doesn’t work for me. I can’t do it on my own. And if you are anything like me, you can’t either.
As your coaches, we want nothing more than to help you succeed. It brings us so much joy to see you guys meet and exceed the goals you set for yourselves. But we can’t help if we don’t know. I feel like I get slapped in the face when I hear about someone who has wanted to get “x movement” or lose “x amount of weight” or do “xyz” and they haven’t gotten/done it for years and I had no idea that’s something they even desired. TELL US! Let us know your short term and long term goals and let us help you. We want you to be #everydaybetter.
Coach Morgan’s goals for 2018:
Get into the gym 4-5 days a week EVERY week.
Limit myself to 2 DD coffee’s a week. (addiction)
Lose 5-10lbs by June. (it’s not baby fat guys)
Compete in 3-4 RX competitions by December.
Ask me. Help me. Let’s do this together.
- Coach Morgan