5 Easy Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!
All of us spend January 1st making fitness resolutions and the other 364 days of the tear trying to keep them. In order to help you achieve your goals here are the top 5 tips to help you make resolutions and more importantly keep them!
1. Set short-term goals for long-term results.
People who break their resolutions into small, manageable chunks typically have more success.
2. Make your resolution about the journey, not the outcome.
There’s a better guarantee of success if you stick to resolutions that you actually have control over. Want to lose 15 pounds? Well, sticking to a healthy diet and exercise routine is more important than the number on the scale.
3. Schedule time for your resolution.
Schedule gym sessions into your calendar just like you would a meeting or a dance recital. I’ve even set an alert on my phone that goes off 30 minutes before I’d like to go to the gym.
4. Employ the buddy system.
Everything is better with a friend, including resolutions, and it can be more than just a walking buddy.
5. State your goals.
Tell people about your resolutions. People who explicitly state their goals are more likely to keep them. It’s social accountability. And with social networks at your fingertips, it’s possible to tell a whole bunch of people.
Too often we throw in the towel on resolutions because of one slip up. So what, you had a moment of weakness and ate a box of donuts. It happens! If weight loss were that easy, it wouldn’t be the number one resolution, year after year. Often, we use small slip-ups as an excuse to give up on big goals. Forgive yourself, move on and keep trying.