It’s January 1st as I write this and it’s the start of another decade.
I have done lists about trends for 2020, interviews with people about 2020 and the new year. And have had many, many conversations with people about New Year’s resolutions.
And, for most people, it’s all bullshit.
None of it makes a bit of difference if you think January 1st is a special day. The first day of the month, week or year is NOT a special day.
Health and fitness is not about dates and resolutions. Getting things accomplished is not about days of the week. Getting what you want out of life happens by doing something, anything, every day to get you closer to a goal.
Progress happens in stages, by taking small steps. And you have to take them every single day. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Monday or a Wednesday.
There is no need to start eating more fruit next week, eat an apple today. You don’t have to get a gym membership next week, just do some squats today. Just do them in the house. Go on, do them now.
I’ve been emailing someone who has had Diastasis Recti for 12 years. This is a smart, succesful, funny woman who should be loving life at the minute. And she’s hated the way she’s looked for 12 years.
Let me repeat that; FOR 12 YEARS!!!
She uses phrases like; “I hate my tummy, it’s disgusting” and is, very clearly, not happy.
So she wants it fixed now (!!) and was considering a tummy tuck and even met a surgeon. Her consultant said she didn’t really need an operation as her Diastasis Recti isn’t really that bad. So she started looking for exercise programs and came across one of my posts.
She emailed me a few weeks ago to ask some questions; “It’s been 12 years, can it still be fixed?” etc. After emailing back and forth she’s decided she will definitely go for it.
But she’ll start a program next week, next month….well, maybe March as the first two months are rather busy.
So she has taken time out to look for, and speak to, a surgeon. She’s done research online, stumbled across a solution and taken the time out to very kindly email me a bit and get some questions answered.
And she hates the way she looks….but, you know…life, and it’s busy.
10 minutes a day, every day. Ideally a couple of longer sessions each week. But you postpone something for a few weeks and then a few months go past. Life is always busy and Monday is only ever a weekend away. And next month will be better, right? That’s how 12 years pass.
The only day you can get yourself closer to your goals is today, there geniunely is no other day that you can do it.
If you’re always looking to start something tomorrow you’ll never get it done.
There is no New You in the New Year.
Ditch the calendar, realise today is the only day that matters, and start getting a bit closer to your goals.
Have a tremendous day, month and year.