This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show explores how to set New Year Resolutions that stick, with Max Martin, exercise physiologist, from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is Lioness of McLaren Vale
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about New Year’s Resolutions
In 100 Weeks Ago, we delve into Y-Natural Cosmetics
And in the musical pilgrimage … Todd has arranged a world premiere of a new single by Daydream Fever – the official launch happens at the Grace Emily on February 24 (and it’s free entry).
Clean up in life this year, thx to @iNformMaxMartin on setting #NewYearsResolutions you value, catch the premiere of #Soap Scum by #DaydreamFever, wine by @DandelionWines, and the horrors in #cosmetics with @Barbara_Gare_Y @ynatural. The #Adelaide Show 234 https://t.co/NQE4W9Hmud
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Running Sheet: New Year Resolutions That Stick
|You are taller than I remembered|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:21||SA Drink Of The Week
|Dandelion Vineyards 2013 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz … tasting notes|
|00:08:48||Stories Without Notice
|The Adelaide Fringe launches this week and I just wanted to send a shout out to the Producers. That venue has long been a great support for the Fringe and we need more venues like this.|
|00:11:54||Max Martin, iNform Health and Fitness Solutions
In his article, Do New Year’s Resolutions fail because they don’t have real value?, our guest tonight, Max Martin, shares some philosophical insights into the process of setting goals, and ultimately says that goal setting itself, is part of the problem. A sentence that has haunted me, as I work through Matthew Michelawicz’s book, Life In Half A Second, which has helped me set goals for the year, is this: If a goal gives purpose to our life, then when we complete it, that purpose disappears, and so, in “pursuing a goal, you are trying to exhaust your interaction with something good, as if you were trying to make friends for the sake of saying goodbye”. Max, I think we have a lot of unpacking to do.
In this chat, Nigel mentions a book about optimism bias by Tali Sharot. However, we’ve found her TED Talk on the topic.
Figures quoted in Forbes, Huffington Post and most other places, suggest only 8% of us keep resolutions. Why? Is it really because we don’t value them highly enough?
In the Huffington Post article, New Year’s Resolutions Are Bound To Fail. Try This Instead., Dr. Roberta Anding, Baylor College of Medicine, is quoted as saying, instead of making hard-line resolutions this year, approach your health goals as a “reset.” While a resolution represents a firm decision to do or not do something, a reset is an opportunity to “set again,” or set your habits differently. With a reset, you commit to moderate, realistic goals and making small changes every day ― not just on Jan. 1. A reset also allows for flexibility as you progress and figure out what does and doesn’t work for you. Does that sound like a recipe for wriggle room?
I’d like your reaction to a comment from listener and fellow podcaster, Shane Lockwood, who said in the Facebook discussion surrounding this topic: After listening to Max last time, I chose to discard resolutions and have smaller achievable weekly goals and then look at what I have achieved at the end of the year. So, Max, have you gone back on last year’s proclamations?
You say there are two types of New Year’s Resolutions: Those that focus on achieving an idealistic and perfect picture of the future; or those focused on improving something. What do you mean?
So, what will increase the chance of a New Year Resolution succeeding? What should we focus on?
How can we increase the likelihood of it sticking? Is it about hungering for that feeling of victory and control, which outweighs the short lived feeling of regret had we over indulged?
In the Life In Half A Second book, which was my reading over summer, Matthew Michalewicz made some points that gave me a hurry up. Firstly, life is finite. Secondly, the greatest motivating force is what you are frustrated or repulsed by?
However, one other think Matthew goes on to say is to have a buddy to work with. Why is this important?
I always have a gripe about clothing and fitness. Firstly, excess moving in a suit leads to perspiration that is NOT COOL in business environments. And, secondly, now I am mainly eating salads, my business shirts are being ruined by highly visible splashes of salad dressing and tuna juice. What can I do?
|01:21:47||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Frearsons Illustrated Adelaide News Jan 1882
The Mail January 1937
The Advertiser January 1947
|01:31:03||100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to relive Steve’s first facial, in the hands of Barbara Gare from Y-Natural. She shocked us with the sneaky way the big cosmetics brands “greenwash” their ingredients.|
|01:35:56|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is the world premiere of Soap Scum by Daydream Fever, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.|
|It could end all of our careers … Room to swing … Are you sleeping here tonight, Nigel?|
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