Get Your Resolutions Right
How to keep habits and goals all through 2019
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.