Happy New Year! You know what that means—the gyms will be filled to the
brim with people attempting to start the New Year off right. However, the majority
of those people will falter in their resolutions before the week is over. Why? Because
it’s impossible to keep an unachievable goal.
The secret to keeping on track with your fitness New Year’s resolutions is to
set daily intentions and keep yourself accountable. Try keeping a journal where you
write down your intention for the next day. For example, write that you want to try
a new yoga class at 10:30 the next morning. Draw a check box next to the intention.
When you wake up in the morning, review your intentions and remember that you
get to check the box when they are completed. This easy system keeps you focused
and inspired to meet your goals.
Another trick for succeeding in the New Year is to keep your goals specific,
attainable, and time stamped. You can’t have a goal to lose ten pounds in January;
it’s not realistic. Change it up. Make it easy to achieve. Try losing five pounds in
January by practicing meal planning and being active for at least thirty minutes per
day. This goal is much more achievable because it has a time limit, it states how it
will be accomplished, and it is realistic in nature.
Let’s be honest. There’s a lot of pressure in the New Year to reinvent yourself
and make the year the best one yet. However, you have established habits, daily
obligations, and stressors. You’re not going to become a fitness model overnight.
However, by setting simple, daily intentions, you will become closer to your ideal
self. Just take it one step at a time and remember that every little contribution helps.
By Fixt Blogger Emma