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We asked fitness influencers for their New Year’s resolutions and where they find motivation when they feel like giving up. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been sharing a few of their answers.
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Whether it’s a fitness-related resolution (run a marathon, get a six-pack), or another life goal (get a new job, learn a new language), setting goals is a great way to push ourselves to be better. But oftentimes, we run out of steam soon after we start.
We asked a few fitness influencers to share their 2018 resolutions, and some tips for the moments when motivation is lacking or they feel like quitting.
Phillip Y. Park
2018 resolution (s): In fitness, my 2018 resolution is to be the lightest weight possible, super ripped, look huge for my size, lift massive amounts of weights, take those Kodak moments for picture proof and to have the best body I’ve ever had. For fishing, my resolution is to beat my record of 68 steelhead, 100 king salmon and 100 coho salmon in one season.
What do you say to yourself when you feel like quitting, or lack motivation? “Many things aren’t equal, but everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day, seven days a week. We make time for what we truly want.”
2018 resolution(s): Obtain more serious acting roles on television and film; work frequent editorial and runway modeling; meditate and stretch more to bring my mental and emotional protective walls down; drink more water; eat clean; learn a new language; practice the piano; do more studio cardio (bike/swim/dance); DO NOT SKIP GYM DAYS.
What do you do on days when you feel like quitting or lack motivation? Those are the days that I use pre-workout, and tell myself that 10 minutes is better than nothing. And then I end up staying for 40 minutes, generating a proper sweat! If it’s important to you, you’ll make time.
2018 resolution: As a youth motivational speaker, I speak at schools for a living. I’m hoping to reach my goal of speaking in each state. Right now I’ve been to 41 different states.
What do you say to yourself when you feel like quitting, or lack motivation? “Each workout is only an hour long. It’s well worth my time!”
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