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After over 10 years in the game, one of the hardest parts is watching good intentions fall flat – once normal life sets back in.

In our experience, new year’s resolutions don’t stick because people look at them as a destination, rather than a journey.

Why you should commit to training for an event 

There’s no denying the health and fitness industry thrives on the idea of new year’s resolutions. Thanks to the mass influx of people wanting to change or improve their health and fitness, after a little overindulgence – something, by the way, you shouldn’t feel guilty about – its usually all hands-on deck come January.

Whether you’re into the whole new year, new me mindset, the start of a new year is as good a time as any to set and commit to new goals. But after over 10 years in the game, one of the hardest parts is watching good intentions fall flat – once normal life sets back in.

In my experience, new year’s resolutions don’t stick because people look at them as a destination, rather than a journey.

Because you don’t necessarily look at your “resolution” as a process that leads to a result, but rather a place you want to arrive at – you’re not prepared to walk down the road that leads to achieving what you want.

Sometimes, it’s impossible to coordinate all the details involved in getting to your goal. That’s why people pay money for quick-fixes and silly diets – because the thinking is taken care of. The thing is most of these products and services aren’t invested in your goal – not like you are.

For some odd reason, committing time and resources to something like a new fitness regime or making a concerted effort to have healthy meals at home, is seen as a luxury – a nice-to-have if you’re able to afford it. It’s also often perceived to be, in some ways, selfish to take the necessary steps forward for you.

Sometimes, all that is needed is for someone to say three simple words, ‘you have permission’.

Give yourself permission to learn and experience

You are in control of your own fate – and at the end of the day, if you don’t give yourself permission to do these things, no one else will do them for you.

Committing to training and participating in an event on a set date can have such an amazing effect on sticking to a goal – because it becomes about so much more than ‘I need to exercise more’ or ‘I need to eat healthier’.

Yes, you’ll eat better and train more, but you’ll have a specific set of outcomes – or road markers - you need to arrive at along the way. Where things get even more exciting is finding someone who can programme your training for you, and be the accountability you need to not only turn up on event day – but also put in the hard work to achieve the strength, fitness and skills you need.

Ready to take on a new adventure in 2020?

Ascend Fit takes a unique approach to health and fitness, focusing on committing to and training for an event - rather than losing weight or eating healthier.

Whether you’re into trail running, obstacle course or adventure racing, the Adventurer programme combines group runs and workouts with personalised individual training plans over a 6, 8- or 10-week period.

Remember, all you need to do is give yourself permission to achieve greatness, and you’ll do more than you could have ever imagined in your wildest dreams.

To ask more about our next training intake for the Riverhead Backyard Relaps Relay, check out our event training calendar or send us an email and we’ll give you some more details.