KEEPING YOUR RESOLUTIONS
February is almost here and we want to be sure to keep our Resolutions in gear through the whole year!
Here's 5 Helpful Tips To Stay On Track:
1. Choose A Realistic Goal
Strive for a goal that is attainable. Instead of choosing to NEVER eat cake again, go for only enjoying it on special occasions or trying a healthier
version of your favorite recipe. If your goal is to workout more, instead of saying you're going to workout Monday - Friday, opt for a Tuesday
workout every week and build on days as you go.
2. Plan Ahead
Don't forget to plan and schedule your days the best you can to help keep the right meals ready and give you no excuses for unplanned mishaps. Decide
how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that cake and soda. Call a friend for help or remind yourself how “bad” it
will affect your goal.
3. Reward Yourself
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to eat a better. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself
to something you enjoy that doesn’t contradict your resolution. If you have been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, reward yourself
with new fitness clothing or by going to a movie with a friend.
4. Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help motivate you through the year. Instead of
focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track.
5. Stick To It & Keep Trying
Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight,
patients will be your virtue! If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by March, don’t despair. Start over again!
Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and before you know it, you
will be back on track.
What are your New Year's goals? Share them in the comments section below, and start getting support now!