New Year’s Resolutions – 2/3 – Peter Ledwidge

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New Year’s Resolutions

In my previous blog I spoke about New Year’s resolutions, reasons why people may fail to stick to them and ways that may help to achieve the results that you are after. I’d like to explore that a little bit further now.

Imagine a rocket taking off from a launch pad aiming to land on the moon. The slightest miscalculation in its trajectory could result in it missing the moon by 100,000km. But the astronauts and engineers do not panic and make a massive swing in the other direction nor do they let the rocket continue on its current trajectory. They make a number of small adjustments throughout the journey to bring it back on target.

And so you must take a similar approach to your New Year’s resolutions. While the ultimate goal may be to eat healthier and lose weight the way to achieve that is by small changes over a defined period.

Start by finding one thing that you can do on a daily basis that is going to bring you to your goals. If weight loss is your aim it may be as simple as adding a green smoothie to breakfast rather than bacon. Do that for 30 days and see how you feel, then add in some more exercise, do that for 30 days and see how you feel. Now 2 months have passed and you are already eating better and exercising more than you have done before. Now that wasn’t so hard was it?

In my next blog on New Year’s resolutions I will explore another way to make them more achievable and that is by not trying to change but trying to be better.

In the meantime if you have any other questions for Peter regarding diet, lifestyle exercise or getting back on track. Peter classes himself as a Fitness Coach and would love to help you.


Peter Ledwidge

Fitness Pilates / Personal Trainer

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