“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other”
The holidays are coming to an end, but it’s time to look forward to the New Year! As we approach the New Year, it’s important to remember that this is a great time to get the health and fitness aspects of your life back on track. The New Year is the perfect excuse for the fresh start that you’ve been waiting for. It is time to push yourself to new limits! Below, we’ve listed some tips to help you succeed with keeping your fitness related New Year’s resolutions.
1. Find Something you Love
If you have tried working out and eating healthy before, but it hasn’t quite worked, take the first part of the year to discover what you love. Not everyone enjoys heading to the gym on their own or running on a treadmill. If traditional forms of exercise don’t work for you, take the time to look into different types of group classes, exercising outdoors, or hiring a personal trainer to show you a few tricks of the trade. Check out our blog post about finding an activity you enjoy to help guide your journey to finding a new fitness routine!
2. Surround Yourself with Cheerleaders
The most important part of getting healthy is surrounding yourself with a support system. It doesn’t matter if this support is friends, family, or people you have met at the gym, what matters is that you feel supported by those around you and motivated to do your best. Getting healthy is not an easy, but doing it with your biggest cheerleaders by your side makes it much easier!
3. Keep a Journal
A journal is a great way to document how your are feeling, the foods you are eating, and the progress you are making as your journey progresses. Once you are making great progress it will be nice place to look back and reflect on how far you have come. Furthermore, writing everything down in a journal will make you accountable for all of actions.
4. Start Slowly
Don’t go into this process expecting big changes to appear immediately. Health and fitness should be measured day by day. In order to be healthier you may have to cut out bad habits that are ingrained in your daily life. This is no easy feat so make sure to choose one problem, tackle it successfully, and move on to the next. Soon, this will be much easier for you to do!
5. Make it Fun!
Changing your lifestyle or challenging yourself to become healthier is not always easy. Challenge and reward yourself to help make this fun! At the end of each week that you stick to your plan, reward yourself with a frozen yogurt, a day-cation, or with the nice workout shoes you’ve been eyeing. It is important to note the hard work and effort you dedicate to treating your body with properly and with respect.
It isn’t always easy to change your lifestyle, but with a positive attitude and these tips you will be on your way to a healthy new you! With time, your healthy lifestyle will feel comfortable and you will feel better than ever.
Happy New Year!