It’s almost time to put an end to 2014, and welcome in the New Year of 2015. It’s almost time for the “New Year, New Me” attitude, that many people will forget about come mid-January. Will you be one of the people who actually stick to your healthy resolution? I will share a few tips that will help you keep your Fitness Resolution.
1. Make Up Your Mind
I’ve always been told that everything starts with the determination of a made up mind. Be serious with yourself about what your goals are, and truly focus on them. Once you’ve made up your mind to exercise, you will exercise. If you’re not, then you’re voiding your New Year resolution.
2. Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and usually are more motivating. Instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five. Pair your workout with Garmin Forerunner 910XT Multisport GPS Training Watch to track distance, pace, elevation, and even Heart Rate, when you include the optional heart rate monitor.
3. Take Before Pictures
Taking before pictures is an excellent source of motivation. This allows you to physically see your progress. Just imagine comparing that before picture to an updated picture two months from now.
4. Stick to It
The saying is “it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality.” Don’t expect to lift weights today and have perfect six pack abs tomorrow. Be patient and results will appear.
5. Keep Trying
We all experience minor setbacks. It’s the comeback that really matters. If you fall off course, do not use this as an excuse to give up. We’ve all heard the saying “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again,” correct?
6. Set Measurable Goals
Make sure your goals are not too broad that you’re unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Rather than set a goal that says “I’m going to be fit in 2015,” personalize it and make it reachable. “I am going to lose 10 pounds over the next two months” isn’t this more feasible?
7. Do it For You
Too often I come across people who are attempting a fit lifestyle to benefit a boyfriend or girlfriend. I say no to this because that makes adopting an exercise routine more of a chore. However, being physically fit for yourself allows you to appreciate it more, and it takes the work out of working out.
Use these tips provided, and make 2015 the year that you really stick to your Fitness Resolution. Remember, we all have lazy days. If you fall off of course, take 24 hours and get started. Always make sure to stay properly hydrated during any fitness routine. Carry a Hydro Flask 24 oz. Narrow Mouth Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with you, and enjoy hours of refreshing cold water. Have a Happy, Safe, Fit, and Healthy New Year!