Our #VIDAresolution contest is in full swing! We love the photos and videos we’ve been receiving of VIDA members nailing their workouts. Now that we’re winding up the second week of January let’s keep the momentum going!
The majority of us went back to work this week, and settling back into your routine is the perfect time to make sure your fitness goals are a priority in your schedule. Is there a VIDA Fitness on your way home from work? Pack a change of clothes and hit the gym or take a class before heading home for the evening. Or pay us a visit on your lunch break – our luxurious locker rooms have all the amenities you need to return to work fresh and clean.
New Year’s resolutions can sometimes be short-lived, but we want your #VIDAresolution to last all year! Statistics show that 75% of people who make New Year’s resolutions keep their resolutions through the first week. That’s great! However, by February 1st that number drops significantly. The first few weeks of a resolution, especially if it is a large lifestyle change are the hardest. You may not see results right away and you may feel like the road ahead of you will be too difficult. This is the point where it is critical to keep going! Many people give up after this point only to put the brakes on the positive changes their bodies were starting to make. You’re going to have days where you feel too sick, tired, or sluggish to get to the gym. You’re also going to have cheat meals, everyone does. What’s important is to not beat yourself up over them and instead make the next healthy decision you can. If you miss a workout, just come back the next day! It’s never too late to get back on track with your #VIDAresolution.
It’s important to reward yourself when you do reach your goals. Setting small, attainable milestones for yourself gives you a sense of accomplishment when you reach them and further motivates you to keep pushing towards the next one. After you reach a goal, reward yourself with something that makes you happy, whether that’s a relaxing facial at Aura Spa or treating yourself to a new outfit.
A great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts is to share them with others! If you don’t have a gym buddy, enlist the help of a friend who will ask you how your workouts went that week, what exercises are working the best for you, or if you’ve tried any new classes that you’ve loved. If you absolutely loved the last RX class you took, tweet about it! (with the #VIDAresolution hashtag of course!) The more people that you share your goals with, the bigger support system you have to keep you focused.
And of course don’t forget to post your #VIDAresolution selfie and let us know how your workout was! Are you starting to feel stronger on the squat rack, or cutting a few seconds off your mile? We want to hear about your progress! Plus, you can win up to a year of free membership by participating. How’s that for motivation to get to the gym?