Get Your Res­o­lu­tions Right

How to keep habits and goals all through 2019

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS - By Molly Hur­ford

Be­com­ing faster, stronger or fit­ter is more com­pli­cated than say­ing, “To­mor­row, I’m do­ing a core work­out,” on Dec. 31. Plan prop­erly and avoid pit­falls to keep on track for your best year ever.

New Year, who dis? That’s right: Jan. 1 is com­ing, so it’s time to start think­ing of those res­o­lu­tions for 2019. It’s time to get faster, get stronger, go harder. But, should you even bother? “New Year’s res­o­lu­tions don’t work. From the sci­en­tist’s view, they just don’t. But why don’t they work? Hav­ing a goal, a new you for the new year, there’s noth­ing wrong with that,” says Si­mon Mar­shall. “But achiev­ing the goal, that’s the prob­lem.” Mar­shall would know. As a sports psy­chol­o­gist, coach and author of Theb ravea thlete, he’s seen a lot of goals set, failed, re­set and failed again. But he’s also seen ath­letes have huge suc­cesses. He also has some great ad­vice for set­ting – and keep­ing – res­o­lu­tions, from in­creas­ing your wattage to pow­er­ing up hills faster to podi­um­ing at your A race of the sea­son.

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