Starting something new is exciting!
We feel good. Proud of ourselves for finally getting started. We want to make this new commitment permanent. A new gym member or someone who is starting a new routine never sets out to drop off after a just few weeks. For many, however, that’s exactly what happens. New members who start out in the gym are full of good intentions. The soreness in your quads when you get in and out of the car a sign of bringing parts of your body back to life. It fills you with pride. We are really good at starting, however the problem today is that we are too good at starting and not good enough at following through. To embed any new lifestyle change it takes more than intention.
You can’t intention our way to anything.
What are the main reasons people stop?
Use these four points to help your new gym commitment become permanent.
1. Make decisions in advance
2. Commit to a timeframe
3. Seek guidance
4. Go public