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New Year's Resolutions & Why They Don't Last

We have all made New Year's Resolutions....lose weight, exercise every day, diet better, read more, etc. They always seem to start out great...for the first day, week, month, aaaaaand then life happens. We get busy, we get bored and complacent and fall back into old, UNHEALTHY patterns and routines.

Why is it that we can't seem to make them last?

In order to stick to any plan, goal or program you need to ensure 3 things exist:

1. IT MUST BE FUN- If you are not enjoying what you are doing, it will likely never last. Diet programs, exercise routines, and daily habits have to be enjoyable. When developing new routines, it will not always be easy. Many times you will want to quit or not start at all, and this is why it is crucial to make what you're doing enjoyable. Working with a professional that understands this concept can help you keep things fresh and new to ensure your goals are exciting.

2. IT MUST BE REALISTIC AND ATTAINABLE- Goals need to be achievable. The biggest limiting beliefs in goal setting are that once you achieve them, your work is done, and that if you can't or don't reach them you FAIL. Goals are designed to help you reach something bigger. When you set short term goals and reach them, GREAT! You are one step closer to your long term goals. If along the way, you realize that your long term goals are unrealistic or that you want to go a different direction then be sure to modify your goals to fit this. People rarely overshoot when it comes to goal setting. They only really BEGIN to understand the GREATNESS that is within them once they start to accomplish the goals they have set. Having a professional help you make sure you are aiming high and not undershooting your potential is where Cultivate Physical Therapy & Motion Lab can help. Along with those closest to you we would like to help you set Realistic, Fun goals that will be achieved and modified for the entire year. This leads to the third component.

3. YOU MUST HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY & MENTORSHIP- Friends, family, mentors, coaches- ALL great options to help you reach your goals. At Cultivate Physical Therapy & Motion Lab we are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, too. We want to hear about your goals and resolutions for the New Year and help you achieve them. The MOST SUCCESSFUL people in the world all have MENTORS. We are human and as humans we fall victim to limiting beliefs quite often. Having a mentor and accountability partner can help you to work through struggles, limiting beliefs and the hard times. I have personally ridden the up and down rollercoaster that is (trying to do it all on my own without a coach), and I know that this method is not sustainable and makes things much harder. At Cultivate we want to help you find a mentor that will be a good fit with your beliefs and goals and walk alongside you to achieve everything you set out to accomplish over the course of 2019.

GOAL RECAP: Goals must be FUN, they must be REALISTIC, and you must have ACCOUNTABILITY & COACHING along the way.

If you are READY to set new goals with us this year, email for more information

Injury prevention and pain management is also a big part of reaching goals and having a successful year, and at Cultivate Physical Therapy we fully understand that. Aches, pains, and injuries will happen over the next 12 months and the difference in reaching goals or giving up is how those things are managed. The best way is prevention. In order to prevent, we must first understand limitations. With our Functional Movement Analysis we can put together a personalized movement program that works on improving your biggest limitations to avoid injury. Also, sleep and nutrition must be considered. In fact, these 2 things are THE MOST IMPORTANT factors in leading a healthy, goal-filled year.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with an Integrative Nutrition Specialist that will help you get started on the right track this year. Let's face it....DIETS don't work. Or, most are not REALISTIC and SUSTAINABLE. Our goal is to strive for lifestyle modifications, and with a health coach you will learn to understand the things you struggle with the most and how these dietary choices affect all other areas of your life, such as energy levels, sleep and mood.

If you want to make 2019 a year to remember and ACTUALLY reach your goals and feel better than ever before, then give us a call and ask about our CULTIVATE WELLNESS 2019 PROGRAM. For more information call 432-262-1001 or email Visit to learn more about Cultivate Physical Therapy & Motion Lab.

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