Fitness Formation column

Ryan Donohue outside his new Fitness Formation.
Ryan Donohue outside his new Fitness Formation.

To achieve things in life, sometimes we need help. Most of the time we need help.

Help from family, friends, colleagues, or team mates. Achieving our resolutions for the new year can be no different. Setting out on this journey can sometimes feel very, very daunting, and no one should feel as though they have to do it alone.

That’s why you need to shout about it from the roof tops. Don’t keep it to yourself, especially if it’s something that is going to have a profound effect on you, your health and well-being. That said, make your resolution this year something of substance. Something that is really, very important to you. Don’t settle for any old goal, or any old target.

By making it known to your family, friends, and colleagues you are opening up a network of support that will enable you to move forwards, and know that in times of need people will be able to provide encouragement, support, and motivation.

No one quite knows what each day is going to bring. We can get side tracked by any number of things, from work, to family, to illness. It’s at these times that your support network will need to step up, and offer words of wisdom, and positivity.

When you settle on your vision or targets, let the people that will provide this support know how important this is to you. Don’t just let them know vaguely, and say very little about it. Explain your wants, your needs, and your whys to them. This way you are making it very clear to them that their trust and support will be needed, and appreciated when the time comes.

Letting people know your goals, targets, and what your vision is also provides accountability, which is something that we are going to talk about in future columns. Sharing these with others makes you accountable, not only to yourself, and your actions, but to others, too.

Choose your vision, set your targets, and shout about it. Use your desires, drivers and motivators to make this the best 12 months of your life. Don’t keep it to yourself. You are asking to fail if you set about it with no support.

That road is very lonely.

If you would like anymore help or advice then check out our website at www.fitnessformation.co.uk, or just drop into our studio.