Starting a New Year

You know the scenario well – think up things that you want to change come January 1 each year. You might write a list and stick it on your fridge – to get fit, lose weight, stop smoking or get the work/life balance right. But how do you actually achieve these resolutions.

  • Know the difference between wishful thinking and unrealistic expectations. Set yourself realistic goal(s) and making a detailed plan full of all the little steps you need to take.
  • If one of your goals is to lose weight, then you need to de-junk your pantry and fridge first. Bring your wheelie bin into the kitchen, open the pantry, fridge and freezer and throw out every bit of crap food in your house.
  • Think “Whole Year” – nothing big gets accomplished in one day. Resolutions are set in one day, but accomplished with a hundred tiny steps that happen throughout the year. New Year’s resolutions should be nothing more than a starting point. You must develop a ritual or habit for revisiting your plan.


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Andrew is the owner and principal trainer of Health Jigsaw. He is a highly sought-after trainer and has been a personal trainer since 1997. Andrew has previously worked in a five-star luxury resort, large fitness centres and an exclusive personal training studio.

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