I have never been successful with New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe because of the precedent of them being so easy to break. Instead, for 2017 I have decided to have new goals and plans and have taken the first step already, and am getting ready for part 2 of the plan.
I have had a certain amount of success with goals and plans but there’s just something about that word resolution. It is too easy to say “Well everyone breaks them so it’s no biggie. Yes it is a biggie!! Is that a word?
The first thing is that I have taken is that I have decided to relaunch my speaking career.
I realized that part of my problem in getting going as a speaker was a lack of credibility and/or expertise so I have joined the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.
I will also be taking the Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist course to help me better address the issues around weight loss and a healthy lifestyle to my audiences and possible coaching clients.
I am very excited about these new goals and will keep you all informed. Why this refocus you may ask? Here is a piece of a press release I am planning on sending out once I finish my course.
Neale Bacon Becomes Professional Member of
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
Association offers gold standard training for fitness professionals across the globe
Burnaby BC – Joining more than 55,000 others across the world who are passionate about the best in health and fitness, Neale Bacon recently became a professional member of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). NESTA is a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, wellness professionals and business owners. The membership includes educational news, new programs, career-enhancing products, live webinars and more valuable information designed to help individuals advance their fitness and coaching careers.
Bacon comes from a background of the entertainment world as a ventriloquist and comedian. He has also lost 195+ pounds with no pills, potions, shakes, short cuts or surgery. He is now combining those two worlds using his comedy and ventriloquism as he discussed his journey and speaks on the subject of living a healthy lifestyle both at work and at home.
“By joining NESTA, Neale made a commitment to a life time of health, wellness and education,” said Dr. John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA. “As NESTA has continued to grow over the decades, we have helped world-class personal trainers and other top-notch fitness professionals grow their careers, and we look forward to joining Neale on this amazing journey as well.”
Others interested in becoming a professional member of NESTA and enjoying the benefits that come along with it can visit http://www.nestacertified.com/ for further details. NESTA offers a variety of certification courses, in the health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and coaching fields.
“I am thrilled to join the ranks of NESTA’s professional members and to take the next step in my professional development,” said Bacon. “I look forward to sharing in this growing community of personal trainers, fitness pros, and others who are passionate about good health and good living.”
I am very excited at my new plans. So let me ask you what are you planning for the new year? What are YOUR goals and plans? What will you do to make them happen? Well I was reading an interesting article from the London Mirror. Here is part of it.
So here are some tips that could help you come January 1.
1. Start out with just one resolution. If you try and focus your energy on changing just one aspect of your life, your chances of success will be even greater.
2. Forward planning can help too, so take some time out a few days before New Year’s Eve and reflect on what you really want to achieve.
3. Try for a new resolution. Revisiting previous resolutions you didn’t achieve could lead to frustration and disappointment.
4. Think about what’s really important to you. You don’t have to follow the crowd and go with the usual resolutions.
5. Break down your objective into smaller steps that are concrete, measurable and timely.
6. You’ll definitely get more support and have less chance to fail if you tell your friends and family about your goals.
7. Create a checklist about how your life will change once you’ve reached each step and regularly remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goals.
8. To maintain motivation, reward yourself whenever you achieve a new step. This will also give you a sense of progress.
9. Keep a journal of your plans and the progress that you make, either in a handwritten journal or you could even create a spreadsheet. This will help you visualise what you’ve already achieved.
10. Falling back into your old habits from time to time is perfectly acceptable. Treat it as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up your resolution completely.
If you want to read the whole article it is located at http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/10-tips-keeping-your-new-7079954
This will probably be my last post until the new year so let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year!
Until next time, have a healthy and happy day!