Rome Wasn't Built in a Day


Posted by Coach Jay Weber


New Year's often brings a desire to bring in a "new you." We make resolutions to change and to become a better version of ourselves. Change can be good, but you don't need the start of the year for the impetus to build resolutions.

One of the most important parts of our athletic career is looking at all of the pieces that are you, and looking for ways to improve. You don't have to try to fix everything at once, and in fact, since Rome wasn't built in a day, neither are you!

Look at the things you can change now, that might take effort, but are small bricks. The likelihood of success will be far greater. Once you have made one or two changes with success, then you can and should look to the next bricks of change.

What I have found to be most successful is to do a few things at time, but in different areas. I will work on one part of my diet, and one part of my training regimen. Once I have been successful with those for about a month, then I will add another piece in each area.

To start my year, I started doing core work again every other day (yes, my 6-pack is well hidden, and needs to come out to play again), as well as eating two servings of veggies throughout the day for snacks. So far, so good, because I didn't try to rebuild everything at once. Next month is adding weights back in to my world, and I'll have to think about what's next for a change in diet!

Whatever your changes are, start small, and quantifiable!


~Coach Jay Weber

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