The countdown to Summer: Did you meet those New Years goals?


Okay, so it’s April and the summer is approaching quickly. We want to ask you three questions:

  • Did you meet your New Year’s goals?

  • If you did not yet meet them, since some goals do take time, did you at least get started on them?

  • For the goals you started but did not yet complete, have you been putting in the necessary effort to reach them?

Each of those questions are important. Generally, a person has multiple goals each year. Some will be quick and easy to complete while others will take time, but all take an honest effort. The three questions touch on these ideas.

Did you meet your New Years goals?

If your answer to this is no, you have to consider why. If the reason is you are working toward them, then you can skip this section. If you have no started working on them, then why not? Over three months have passed and you’re dragging your feet in the mud. Now you might say that you have this or that going on, that you needed to take of other things first, or come up with some other excuse…err, reason (you see what we did there), for not getting started. But, come on, over 15 weeks have passed. That is 105 days or 2,520 hours.

In 2520 hours you could have put in some time working toward those goals. Think about, one hour per week would equal 15 hours at this point, while two hours per would equal 30 hours, and three hours per week would equal 45 hours. If your goals are fitness related—which if you’re reading this some of them are (you see what we did there)—then 45 hours over 15 weeks would have put you on the path to success.

If you are not working toward your goals, get started. Over three months have passed; you only have about nine months left.

If you did not yet meet them, since some goals do take time, did you at least get started on them?

If you answered no to the first question but yes to this one, then good job. You got started and that’s excellent. Hopefully, you’ve accomplished some of the goals you set or at least hit some milestones toward those goals. We wish you the best of luck moving forward. As Nathan stated in his last solo newsletter last year, “Don't make excuses, don't half-ass it, just do your honest best. If you do, you'll make 2018 the best year it can be for you.” Speaking of half-assing, let’s move onto the next question.

For the goals you started but did not yet complete, have you been putting in the necessary effort to reach them?

So maybe you’re not half-assing, maybe you are working hard to reach your goals. If so, this section is not for you. However, do consider if you are putting in an honest effort, or as Nathan said in the quote above, “your honest best.” If you’re not, you have to ask yourself why. If you can say you don’t mind the slower progress, then hey, keep going at your current pace. However, if you’re not happy with your pace, maybe it’s time to put in more effort.

Being successful for the rest of the year…and beyond

Planning and hard work breed success. How much planning and hard work is relative to the goal and the time you have to reach it. Over the years we’ve talked and written extensively about proper planning and commitment. We’ve delved into sub-topics such as setting micro-goals and pushing forward when life gets in the way. All the things we’ve said before remain true today.

You can’t let the

"But it wasn't my fault"

"I had not control over the situation"

"It couldn't be prevented"

"I can't"

"I don't have the time"

excuses get in the way.

You have to set a goal, write it down, and keep it in sight. At the same time, you can’t let life, including other people, get in the way. You must realize that, most likely, motivation is the problem and only you can do something about it. Remember there's no such thing as magic, the journey takes time, your goals require effort, and your success demands commitment. At the same time you must keep in mind that setbacks happen so deal with them the best you can. Above all you must always visualize the end goal and keep pushing toward it no matter what.

Where will you be at the end of summer?

So, where ae you going to be in three months. Will you have reached your goals, be on the path to reaching your goals, or still spinning your wheels because you’re unmotivated? You need to ask yourself that question.

For those of you working hard to reach your goals, we commend you. Keep up the hard work. For the rest of you, if you are not working toward your goals, get started. Over three months have passed; you only have about nine months left.

If you want to learn more about our services, visit the homepage for our site here: https://www.demetzonlinepersonaltraining.com/. We offer a variety of services for training and nutrition. Just visit the page, read the write-up, and visit the links to the service pages to learn more and sign-up.

Nathan DeMetz holds degrees in Exercise Science, Business Administration, and Information Technology as well as certifications in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and other areas. His credentials come from organizations such as Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech College, and the International Sports Sciences Association. Nathan has 17 years of personal and professional experience in the health and fitness world. He works with people from across the globe, including locations such as Kuwait, Australia, and the USA.

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