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The two most common New Year’s resolutions people make are to stay fit and healthy, and to lose weight, according to a Nielsen survey. As concepts, they’re excellent. As goals, they’re amorphous and immeasurable.
A better approach would be to name a specific objective (or objectives) that you plan to complete in the coming weeks or months, such as lose 10 pounds, complete a Spartan Race, or boost your deadlift 1RM by 25 percent. Doing so would lead you to a conclusive outcome.
When your deadline arrives—either you succeeded or you didn’t. Still, while having a defined goal is a good start, the odds of success hinge on a willingness to embrace change and shun inertia.
“Our brains are extremely effective in managing the status quo,” says John Sullivan, Psy. D., clinical sport psychologist/applied sport scientist and founder of Clinical & Sports Consulting Services. “However, we also have an outstanding ability to change—also known as self-directed neuroplasticity.
Relying upon rituals and having plans when roadblocks develop will allow for more consistent progress.” And roadblocks will develop, which is why we came up with a list of ones you might encounter en route to the finish line.
More important, we asked experts for advice to help you avoid them.
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