We’ve all been there – another new year, another set of resolutions which are set with great enthusiasm, only to be neglected and either forgotten about, or have fizzled out after only a couple of months.
This year, why don’t you resolve to stick to your resolutions and see them through.
Follow our top 5 tips to help you get started:
1. Be Realistic
The surest way to fall short of your goal is if you make it unattainable. For example, resolving to quit sugar completely or going for a run every day is setting yourself up to fail. Instead, strive for a more achievable goal such as going sugar-free 3 days a week or doing 4 exercise sessions per week.
2. Outline Your Plan
Decide how you will overcome the temptation to sleep through your morning workout or have that sugary snack. This could include booking in the night before for a 6am pilates class so that you’re held accountable if you don’t show up, or sticking a note on the fridge reminding yourself that you don’t really need that extra snack.
3. Talk About It
Tell your friends and family about your goals to improve your health and wellbeing so they can be there to support you. Even better, find a friend with similar new year goals who can be your accountability buddy and help motivate you.
4. Track Your Progress Along The Way
By breaking your large goals into smaller, bite sized chunks, you get to track your progress and celebrate little victories along the way. For example, if your goal is to build strength, break it into little milstones so that you aim to hold a plank for 30 seconds by February, 1 minute by March.
5. Stick To It
Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient. You’ll be rewarded if you do!
Need an extra incentive to get your body moving in 2017? Pure Moves is currently running a New Year promotion – join our 12 month membership program in January and receive the rest of the month for FREE! With flexible and cost effective memberships, getting and staying in shape has never been easier. Plus with our online booking system you can plan your workouts ahead and be held accountable to maintaining your goals. For more information phone 6161 7591.