During the first week of January, you’ll definitely see a surge of people at the gym, trying to work out as part of their New Year’s resolution. However, after a few weeks, most of those people will fail to come back. Don’t be one of them. Here are some great tips that you can follow to help you to stick to your resolutions:
Take it easy
Think of your resolution as a lifelong commitment to a healthier lifestyle. You are much more likely to be successful if you take it easy at the beginning. For instance, you may see people exercising at a very high intensity, but you should start with low-to-moderate intensity workouts. You may know people who train six days a week, but it’s fine to start with three. You may see people engage in a diverse array of physical activities, but a 15-minute walk three days a week is a great place to begin. Source: Active
One very important action is to make time for exercise or eating healthy or whatever your goal might be, Maier says.
“Ask yourself, when can I fit this in? And then mark your calendar. Make it an appointment,” he says.
If the gym is five miles out of your way, are you likely to make it there three times a week?
The two weeks before Jan. 1 can be a good time to experiment with what works and what doesn’t, Maier suggests.
Says Faith Hunter, a District yoga teacher: “Use this time to figure out what your stumbling blocks are, and address those before January 1.” Source: WashingtonPost
Find a supporter
You don’t have to chronicle your journey on Facebook. But it’s helpful to share your goals — and brag about your milestones — with a supportive friend. “You create a kind of accountability because you don’t want to tell them that you didn’t do it,” explains Shilts. “It’s also nice to get a pat on the back because that keeps us going.” Source: DailyBurn
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