Sticking To New Years Resolutions Past January
Date Posted:30 January 2017
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy; sticking to them is the hard part. Health and Fitness goals
are the most prevalent type of resolution people make every year; however more than 50% will
fail to accomplish their goal before the end of the year. To help you stay on track we’ve put
together a fool proof list of ways to make sure you stick to your resolutions all year long
and become your fittest self yet. Make 2017 your year to shine!
Re-Evaluate Your Goals
Re-evaluate your goal(s) and make sure that they are realistic and can be completed in a
reasonable time frame. How do you plan on accomplishing this goal? Make a list of steps
you plan on taking to help you achieve your resolution.
If your goal is to run an upcoming marathon or race try planning to start running for 5 minutes every day and increase the time by 5 minutes every week. If you want to start eating healthy don’t fall into the trap of cutting out all foods excluding chicken, broccoli and rice. Instead try slowly swapping foods for healthier choices. I.e. brown rice instead of pasta and oats instead of cereal.
Taking small steps to change your lifestyle habits will make the change seem less daunting and more accomplishable. Remember, fitness and health are a lifestyle not a short-term task.
Many people struggle to get motivated. Motivation is the psychological impulse to act or move towards goal orientated behaviours. One of the key causes of people failing to accomplish their New Years resolutions is a result of lack of motivation. The key to staying motivated is to find an exercise you enjoy whether that be CrossFit, weightlifting, sprints or yoga.
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The final key trick to keep yourself on track is to keep yourself accountable. Record your progress in a fitness journal – time, weight, minutes, reps you have performed of each exercise. This will allow you to keep track of the progress you’re making and make changes to your exercise plan. Another great way to keep accountable is to get social and find a workout buddy. Training alone can become boring and leave you feeling un-motivated; so grab your partner, a friend or train in a group environment and see the difference for yourself.
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