Myth: One can never keep up to their fitness resolution.
Fact: It’s all about planning about how to achieve your fitness goals.
Typically, every year millions of people make a fitness resolution. In all good faith, many even start off with a great gusto for few weeks or months, then later it all begins to fizzle out, fading completely into oblivion. Although a fascinating concept, to keep up with a fitness resolution is not an easy thing, especially with so many fitness activities available today. So, the first thing is to figure out is what exactly is the fitness activity you want to focus on — is it a fitness activity that is for building strength, is it a fitness activity for losing weight or is it detoxifying and cleansing your body by eating healthy. Take one step at a time, plan it well and follow them with one-mindedness to be successful!
- Be honest to yourself / Make a realistic fitness activity plan:
The truest way to fall short of your goal is by making it unattainable. For instance, a fitness resolution to NEVER eat your favourite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a fitness resolution that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now. Many people don’t make their own fitness resolutions out of what’s most meaningful and desirable for them but they set it out of what other people told them they need to do out of fear or guilt. Try to avoid that by identifying your needs. Do it for you and your body.
- Stick to one thing / Start with one fitness resolution:
Trying to accomplish multiple fitness goals at once will quickly get overwhelming and only lead to failure. Stick to one fitness goal, master it, and move onto the next. Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new fitness activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient!
- Talk About It:
Don’t keep your fitness resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support you and resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best-case scenario is to find a buddy who shares the same interest in a fitness activity, so that you both can motivate each other.
Do fun and keep variety:
Its human nature to get bored by daily mundane routine. We need change and fun so why not do both while working out and following the resolution. Plan your fitness activity routine in a such way where you truly look forward to practice it every day. One can also look forward to change the workout choreography every once in a while, to challenge your body and don’t even feel tired. Try different methods such as playing sports with family and friends, yoga or even Zumba.
- Reward Yourself:
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates or high-calorie food just because you lost those 2 kilos in a month. Instead, celebrate your fitness success by treating yourself to something you enjoy which 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. This small act will keep you motivated to do better.
- Track Your Progress:
Keep track of each small fitness success. Short-term goals are easier to keep and track, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 30 kg, focus on losing the first five. Keep a food journal that will help you stay on track, and don’t forget to reward yourself for every five pounds lost.
- Keep Trying:
If you have run out of dedication and motivation 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.
KheloMore is there with you in each step of your fitness success and wishes you all the very best for your fitness resolution.
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-Roshan Jahan Khan