That’s how long you’ve been waiting.
Tomorrow turned into next week. Next week into next month. Next month is now next year.
It’s been going on much longer than that. Probably your entire life.
You’ve told yourself you have a goal, but how seriously did you take it?
Did you make the time? Did you prioritize? Or did you bullshit?
Did you lie to yourself?
I don’t have time.
I don’t have money.
It will be better when…
The lies piled up and you got worse.
Now you’re here.
365 days later, even worse than you were a year ago.
Your eating sucks, your sleep sucks, your job sucks, your fitness sucks, and you said you were going to change it all. But it didn’t happen.
Is it the moon? The sun? The ocean? Your spouse? Chinese New Year? The new baby? The wedding?
It’s because of YOU.
Yeah, I know, you’re busy. You can save that fuckin’ excuse. I know you have 15 minutes somewhere. And no one is busy enough to have to squeeze in a 15 minute workout, but if that’s what you say ya got well, find 15 minutes.
You want to change? You want to say “New year, new me” and all that bullshit? Then you need to be honest with yourself.
Stop fucking lying.
Take a long hard look in the mirror. That’s who’s responsible for your failures. That’s who’s responsible for all of your success. That’s who’s responsible. Period.
The president has nothing to do with your choices. Nor does your spouse. You are the reason why you succeed or why you fail.
Own up to that. That’s step one.
Step two: Have a specific goal.
If you say “I want to lose weight this year” you’ve already failed. Be as specific as possible.
“I want to lose 37 lbs. by April 1, 2019 and fit into a 32 jeans” is more like it. The more specific the better.
Write that shit down and read it every single day. If you don’t know exactly what you want then you won’t know how to achieve it.
Step three: Create a detailed plan.
When will you train? How many days per week? For how long? What does your training routine look like?
What time will you go to sleep? What time will you wake up?
What will your diet look like? When will you food shop? When will you cook? How will you deal with work, events, parties etc? Plan for these events.
You know the old cliché. “If you fail to plan you plan to fail”.
Create a plan.
Step four: Work your fucking ass off.
There are no shortcuts.
No magic diets.
No magic programs.
Unrelenting hard fucking work, commitment and discipline are what it will take. If you don’t succeed accept the fact that you are lazy, lack commitment, undisciplined or all of the above. If that pisses you off, please revert back to the mirror.
This isn’t only about fitness.
The same four steps can and should be applied to every area of your life.
Relationship not going so great? See above.
Hate your job? See above,
Not happy with who you are… you get the point.
2019 can be the best year of your life. It can include incredible transformation inside and out. But just because some silly ball drops doesn’t mean everything is going to be different.
If you want a different result then YOU have to change.
Because YOU can change ANYTHING you want about yourself. You can change your life and live the life you’ve always imagined.
But it doesn’t just happen with the same old routine.
It’s time to man the fuck up.
It’s time to put on your hard hat and go to fucking work.
It’s time to become the YOU that YOU have the potential to become.
But it’s up to you and you only.
That doesn’t mean you won’t need help. I highly recommend you seek out the experts in whatever it is you want to change and have them help you get there.
But we can’t do the work for you.
Only you can do that.
And that doesn’t start on January 1st.
That starts right fucking now.
So Happy Fucking New Year.
It’s time to go to work.
If you do and stay consistent, then I promise that you will be a different creature 365 days from now.
It’s possible. But it’s up to you.
Be safe today and always. Here’s to the best year of your life.