But I do not prescribe to resolutions, because no matter where you are currently; IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Therefore, you DO NOT NEED A SOLUTION.
Resolutions are limiting, and subconsciously suggest that a part of yourself, of your past or your future requires fixing. YOU, are not a problem!
Setting an intention will help you look at your current situation and ask yourself where you want to go, grow or become. This typically comes from a more soulful space, which helps you uncover the deeper reason behind your intention. It takes you in the present and asks; “How can I develop, expland or learn in any given area?”
Over 80% of people will fail to achieve their New Year’s Resolutions due to a few reasons.
1- The excitement, determination or willpower you feel at the beginning of January will eventually dissolve when your “resolution” has turned into an obligation.
2- When results don’t happen as quickly as hoped, you get discouraged and quit.
3- The fundamental message of your resolution will constantly whisper in the back of your mind “something is wrong with me. I need to be fixed” and this will eventually sabotage your success.
Now if you’re reading this blog there’s a good chance you’ve set a resolution that may be health, fitness or weight loss related. I challenge you to look at that resolution and turn it into an intention.
Here is an example:
Resolution – I want to lose 10lbs in 2020
Intention –2020 I intend to make my physical health a priority by incorporating regular exercise and feeding my body with foods that nourish and support my overall well-being.
Now doesn’t that feel sooo much better? It does not feel limiting or restrictive. Nor does it suggest that something is wrong with you.
Now, write out an action plan, read your intention every morning, remind yourself of your “why” – I promise, your intension will become your reality.
Here is one of mine….
Intention – in 2020 I intend to expand on current my fitness routine to allow space for adventure and new friendship.
As an action plan, I compiled a list of 2020 fitness trends that will be physically challenging adventurous and/or a social fitness activity.
1- Indoor Rowing Class
I must admit; this not my favorite machine at the gym. But I discovered that the rowing machine uses 85% of the muscles in your body, so this trend is worth exploring! Also, being a non-impact workout, its perfect for people with long standing injuries or muscle/knee/joint weakness.
2- Gettin Back In The Pool
Once upon a time, I had a swim coach…. Swimming is an age-old form of exercise which gently engages the entire body, making it perfect for any fitness level. This is another low impact workout that builds beautiful strong, lean muscles. Time for me to take the plunge, and then dry off in my favorite beach towel.
3- Try Aerial Yoga
Aerial yoga started in the early 2000s and has been slowly gaining popularity. The practice combines dance, acrobatics and fitness is a serious core workout and helps with posture, flexibility and strength. Unless I’ve had a bottle of champagne, I don’t have much rhythm and I lack even more in flexibility, so this is sure to be a challenge for me! But at least I will look cute in my sparkling “I Sweat Champagne” sport bra and leggings
4- Join a Running Club
This is a trend that I can personally endorse, and I look forward to finding the right group again.
Twelve years ago, I sent the intention to run a 10km (my why was to put my physical health first and stop smoking). Since then I have never looked back; I’ve ran a number of races since, with my marathon being my biggest accomplishment to date. Who knew I could get a high off something other than champagne?!
Do you intend on running your first marathon this year? With the endless health benefits affiliated with running, this trend will never go out of style and joining a running club will give you all the support or guidance you need. Keep your tata’s secure on every run in our padded sports bra.
So, there you have it babes, everything you need to make your 2020 fitness dreams come true! Your FIT & fabulous journey awaits you.