1-Nutrition is important. Small, sustainable changes are great. (Knock the sugar, alcohol etc.) A massive life shift with new training programs, a new bike to do 200k per week and a super strict nutrition regime may not be sustainable.
2-Set some realistic, achievable goals and track them regularly.
3-The Internet is awesome. But. Minimize reading so many different articles on fat blasting, home workouts etc. You will fry your brain and get so confused that you might end up giving up before you start. Action is key.
4-Give your body time to adapt. Going straight from sedentary to training hard every day is probably too much for you. Understand D.O.M.S and recovery. Get assessed by a good Coach.
5-Focus on form and technique and the rest will follow. (Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity)
6-Strength work and working on movement dysfunction are high priority. More so than smashing circuits/WODS etc.
7-Invest in some basic equipment. A decent pair of runners etc. All this will help in convincing yourself to see January through and stay fit long term.
8-When doing the maths about how much your PT or CrossFit is costing you don’t be so quick to decide on how ‘expensive’ it is. Think long and hard about how much you value your health and longevity. Add up how much other things like nights out etc cost and weigh up the numbers.
9-Remember – good fitness professionals dedicate their life to making sure that you’re in good hands. Be a student. Open your mind and get to work.
10-Last but not least. Fall off the wagon. No major panic here. Just get back on ASAP. It happens. If and when you finally do find that place that facilitates you in enjoying your fitness journey rather than finding it a chore, this won’t be an issue! Believe in yourself, this is the year!!!
Thanks for reading – Coach Eamonn