Over the next week millions of people around the world will make their New Year's Resolutions. If you are one of the many that like to begin the year with a fresh start and new goals, you are not alone. Is this the year you will stick to those new year's resolutions? If you are ready to start a new and healthier you this year, here are a few tips for making your resolutions a reality.
· Choose an Attainable Goal. We all like to dream big, but to be successful with this year's resolutions, keep your resolutions attainable. Creating smaller goals that you can build on will keep you moving in a positive direction. If your goals are too large, you may get disappointed if you don't meet the high expectations you set for yourself.
· Do it for YOU. We've had clients in the past that have signed up for boot camp because someone else wanted them in boot camp. Those client's usually don't stick with the program. To achieve your resolutions, the goals you set should come from a sincere desire to change for yourself. You've got to want it!
· Reward Yourself Along the Way. We all like to be rewarded for our hard work. So before you even start going after those resolutions, establish a reward that is within reach. However, be careful of the reward you establish. If you just lost 7 pounds from boot camp, don't celebrate with a large piece of cheesecake! Instead, treat yourself to something non-food related, like a message or a new pair of jeans.
Don't Do it Alone. We all need accountability and encouragement when we are facing new challenges. Find a friend or family member who will be honest and keep you accountable. It is also helpful to have a professional onboard to help you reach your goals. Especially when it comes to fitness, research studies have shown that assistance from a fitness professional greatly improves an individual's success rate.
Fri, December 24, 2010
by Rachel Hunt filed under