The New Year provides an opportunity for people to make resolutions, though they are often faltered. People make promises about physical fitness at the beginning of the year, especially because of gaining weight due to excessive eating all through the year.
Although making resolutions are quite easy but keeping the promises are quite difficult. At the beginning of the year, people are excited about their fitness regime. But as the year progresses, their passion quickly runs out of steam. So it is hard to find people making long-term changes in their lifestyle based on the resolutions made.
It is important to be realistic and flexible when setting resolutions made for the New Year. In spite of the best intentions, there are chances of life’s events preventing you from reaching your fitness resolutions.
Set Measurable Goals
One way to keep up with your New Year’s fitness resolutions is to set measurable goals. Hence, setting a goal of doing exercises twice a week is more concrete and easy to follow compared to setting a vague goal that makes it difficult to measure the progress. Similarly, setting obviously difficult goals should also be avoided. Instead, starting small is more likely to help you to keep your resolutions.
Boredom is certainly going to prevent you from keeping your fitness resolutions. You could keep your workouts challenging and engaging by adding variety and doing new things as part of your workout regime.
Track Your Progress
Keep track of any improvements that you notice, whether you find your backaches disappearing, your slim jeans fitting again, or you find losing a few pounds. So whenever you lack motivation, you can remind yourself of these benefits that you received since you started your workout regime. Furthermore, break up your resolutions for short term purposes which will help you to set milestones, keep track of your developments and stay motivated.
Find a Buddy
It would do well to buddy up with a friend or family member while setting up your New Year’s resolution. This will motivate each of the participants, and help in reaching the fitness goals.
Celebrate Your Successes
Rejoice your success by treating yourself something special whenever you reach a landmark. However, see that the treat you select does not go against your fitness resolution.
Behavioral Changes Matter
It makes sense to motivate yourself in changing your lifestyle, which at times may seem to be a tough job to achieve. Start following your fitness plan with behavioral changes and prevent yourself from facing a health scare that could coerce you into losing weight to get fit.
Keeping up with your New Year’s resolution for months may be extremely difficult. But a change in one’s lifestyle for better is possible and it would do well to start doing it right now and stick to your exercise routine for approximately three weeks and form a routine that will see you make it all through the year with your New Year’s resolution.