It’s always good to set new goals; even when we fail to complete them, at least some degree of forward motion is healthy. The key to endurance and perseverance of course is to be realistic, and create lifestyle patterns and acquire the proper tools to get the job done.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you stick with your New Year’s Resolutions this year.
Congratulate yourself every time you take a step towards your resolution goal. Be your own best cheerleader.
Keep one goal in mind but make sure you set yourself lots of little ones along the way.
Stick to your resolution by considering it a promise to yourself, not a test of your willpower.
Overcome previous obstacles. Write down a list of the reasons why you failed to stick to an exercise programme in the past. From there, you can start to plan strategies to overcome
Avoid situations that put you in temptation’s path, meaning if you’re on a diet, don’t go to the ice cream parlor.
Keep a sticky note in a prominent place so that you see it every day, reminding yourself of your resolutions.
Find a partner: Exercising with someone else will help keep you committed to physical activity. Studies show people who work out with a friend are more likely to exercise consistently. Walk with a neighbor or join a group class.
Add variety: Mixing exercise activities will keep your body and your brain from getting bored. If you normally run or walk, try alternative cardio workouts.
These tips will help you jump common winter exercise barriers. Keeping off those extra pounds during the winter will prepare you well for spring and swimsuit season. And, even more important, staying active during the winter will help you feel your best all year round.