Myth: One can never keep up to their New Year fitness resolution.
Fact: It’s all about planning how to achieve your fitness goals.
Typically, New Year’s Eve is the time millions of people make a resolution to get fit. In all good faith, many even start off with a great gusto the following few weeks; and come March, it all begins to fizzle out, fading completely into oblivion by mid-year! Although a fascinating concept, fitness is not an easy thing to keep up with, especially with so much of variety available today. So, the first thing is to figure out is what exactly is your goal — is it building strength, is it 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 plan:
The surest way to fall short of your goal is by making it unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now. Many people don’t make their own 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.
Stick to one thing / Start with one resolution:
Trying to accomplish multiple goals at once will quickly get overwhelming and only lead to failure. Stick to one thing, master it, and move onto the next. 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, so be persistent and patient!
Talk About It:
Don’t keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best-case scenario is to find a buddy who shares your New Year’s resolution and motivate each other.
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates just because you lost those 2 kilos in a month. 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.
Track Your Progress:
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, 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 to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for every five pounds lost.
If you have totally run out of steam by mid-February, 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 wishes you all the very best for your New Year’s resolution please comment on the post what your New Year’s resolution is and if you need any help for it.