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Jan 1, 2011

There’s not a better time than the New Year to focus on a new you. When you think of New Years what comes to mind right away? Yup, those dreaded New Year’s resolutions. With help from this article hopefully those resolutions won’t be dreaded and can be something to look forward to, especially when you reach them. Many people set goals for the New Year and find that 2-3 months into the year they haven’t come close to reaching those goals. One way to help you achieve your goals is to make sure they are attainable. Your first goal of the New Year is to set a resolution that you CAN and WILL reach.

Since many goals are related to fitness in the New Year keep it SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. A fitness goal could be changing up your current workout program. Are you stuck in a rut or find yourself at a plateau? Then a change is in need to spice up your workouts and keep you on the road to success. Have you worked with a personal trainer before? If not, there’s no better time than the New Year to find a trainer that is right for you. Showing you a new exercise program to challenge your body in a new way for a new you! Your muscles have memory and if you continue to do the same routine and exercise, your body will adapt to that, while not reaching your maximum results. Personal Trainers also provide motivation and accountability. I assure you that your trainer will be by your side to help you reach that New Year’s resolution before you know it.

If your knees allow you to run set a goal to sign up for a 5K or 10K run/walk. Signing up for a race will motivate you to run or walk a certain amount of miles each day. Talk with friends, family members, or co-workers and motivate them into joining you. Training with a buddy will not only be fun but you can help each other to stay on track towards your goal. The feeling you get when you cross the finish line is a huge sense of accomplishment! There are runs almost every weekend in San Diego, so no excuses, tie up those sneakers and get moving.

Don’t wait until spring to clean out your closets. This New Year you want to feel like a new you, so clean out those clothes you haven’t worn in the past 6 months. Donate your old clothes, shoes, and accessories to charity. Not only will you feel good getting organized, but you’ll help someone else via your kindness. Your New Year’s reward for “out with the old” could be a new pair of jeans that are a size smaller. Rewarding your self is an important part of your success journey on this path to a new you. Another great reward might be a facial, massage or spa day experience. Think of something that will motivate you, and put that image in your mind as your personal “atta girl” reward, as you knock off your 2011 “New You” goals.

When making your New Year’s resolutions, remember to keep it simple. Set smaller short term goals that can be achieved within the first few months of the year. Goals are great to keep your motivation and keep you striving towards a new you. To kick this New Year off come in for a complimentary personal training session today! Let me help you reach your fitness goals. Call Fawn Lofton, Fitness Together Mission Hills 619-794-0014. Follow us on our blog at


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