The New Year is a great chance to restart and make changes to our lifestyles, however, many New Year's resolutions never even make it past February. We're going to share our top 5 tips for turning our New Year's resolutions into a reality.
1. Set attainable goals
Our goals decide our path and destination, however, it's important to set goals that we think we will actually be able to achieve. The reason many people never achieve their New Year's resolutions is because their goals aren't realistic. Everything in moderation. If we want to get in shape for the new year, an attainable goal would be to work out 2-3 days per week, not 7 days per week. Remember, no goal is too small and small achievable goals will lead to big results.
2. Make a plan
A big problem with New Year's resolutions are that most people never actually plan out how they are going to achieve their goals. Taking time to plan out when, where, and how we're going to achieve our resolutions will increase our chances of turning our goals into something real. This could be anything from scheduling our workouts at the same time every day, or meal prepping. Planning out the little details will keep the big details on track.
3. Create a support group
Team work makes the dream work. It's always easier to reach our goals when we have others around us. Creating a support group will not only give us people to turn to for advice, but also will help keep us accountable. This is also why group fitness typically yields better results than exercising on our own.
4. Set yourself up for success
This tip is about knowing what has made this goal unattainable in the past and trying to minimize or eliminate that reason. For example: if your New Year's Resolution is to eat less sweets, it probably isn't smart to have a cabinet full of sweets in your house. If our goal is to workout a certain number of days per week, then find days and times that work, and make sure nothing is scheduled during those times.
5. Have a positive attitudeOur New Year's resolutions should not be a punishment. Even if we know achieving our goals will come with challenges, find ways to reward yourself along the way to make it worth while.
Don't resolve, evolve.