Resolution Solutions for Fitness – Part 1

Polly workoutEvery single day we have the gift of beginning again.  A new start to take what we’ve learned from the past and create something better for ourselves As a motivational speaker on health and wellness I am passionate about spreading the message of health through food, fitness and fun.

Since we’re at the beginning of a brand new year where most of us make a list of resolutions to improve our lives, I thought I would take this opportunity, in a series of 5 short posts, and share some helpful tips on how to keep just our Fitness Goals on track. I’ll begin by sharing my list of Fitness Resolutions with you.

This year I’m going to …

            Lose weight (because I ate!)

            Work the core and stretch more


            Get strong

            Get in gear with spin class

            Squeeze in my Speedo and swim laps

            Get ripped with Crossfit and

            Lift my rear within the year!

Now let’s get real.  This list is waay too long and if I attempted all of these things I’d be dead by the end of the week!  Besides that, it’s hard enough to adopt one new habit in our lifestyle no less the 6 specific activities mentioned above.

It has been said that we are all made up of a bundle of habits. Our habits are specific to us and they govern 95% of what we do during the day. Some habits are new, some are old. Some are positive, some are negative. Some are weak and easy to change, some are strong and deeply engrained.  

So if we’re going to add one new fitness habit in our life then let’s:

  1. Pick just one
  2. Pick the one that you’ll have the most fun doing
  3. Pick the one that you know you’ll be the most successful with! 

The others can be added at a later date.  Let's give ourselves the gifts of patience and time with our one fitness challenge in order to welcome this new healthy habit into the bundle of habits that we are.

Next up: Setting Realistic Fitness Goals







Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. I so love this advice Polly. And I really needed to hear it. It came at just the right moment. As usual. Happy New Year!

  2. Oh wow, Polly. Thank you thank you thank you. As I said before, every single motivational speaker on the planet talks about setting goals – but you, like Tami Evans, are talking about how to actually ACHIEVE them! Yippee! 

  3. Keep the motivational tools coming, Polly! I remind myself often that if I commit to just one positive new habit, that's one more step in the right direction. Proud to say that even though I was busy working on a deliverable, stopped, grabbed Scott and went for a fast walk. My rear will have to wait.

  4. Polly!  I read your list, and by the bottom I was like "oh I am such a loser" – THEN I got to your punchline "Now, let's get real" and I laughed and immediately felt great.  I think we DO makes lists like that in real life and feel so incredibly powerless because, as you pointed out, they are unachievable!  So thank you for giving me the gift of choosing ONE challenge – For me it is to PLANK EVERY DAY.  There, I said it..  In caps… so… you know… I will succeed!   

  5. I bet you help a lot of people with your ideas.


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