New Year’s Resolution with Stroops
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, which usually includes saving money, having a better attitude, healthy improvements, and much more. Rather than breaking your resolution, why not just set goals for yourself?
By focusing on one thing you really want to work on, you will unintentionally be working on several goals at one time, i.e. setting a fitness goal will make you want to eat healthier which will make it so you eat at home more often, saving you money.
If your goal is to take care of yourself and get healthy instead of a vague “get fit” resolution, you might be able to stick to it. Here are 7 tips to help you get started.
Set realistic goals – The easiest way to fail at your goal is by making it unattainable. If you set a goal to work 5—7 times a week to start, you will wear yourself thin. Try a goal for 3-4 times a week when beginning your new routine.
Make exercise a habit – It takes 2 weeks to make a habit out of something. Going to the gym on the same day each week will help you make that habit and maintain it.
Support your exercise habits with a healthy lifestyle – The more you’re physically active, the more you will want to broaden to other positive habits. This includes eating right, getting more rest and reducing your stress levels.
Give yourself benchmarks for each fitness goal – Setting benchmark each month will give you realistic goals that you can reach gradually. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Know your limits and what your body can do and set marks accordingly.
Track your progress – Keep track of all of your success! Seeing how far you go in your short-term goals will keep you motivated. Instead of looking at losing 30 pounds, look to losing 5 first. Keep a food and workout journal to help you keep track and keep you positive.
Keep pushing yourself – If you’re having a hard time after the first month of your goals/resolution, don’t worry, most people do. Just recommit yourself the next day. If you recommit every 24 hours, you will build on it each day and before you know it, you’re back on track!
Keep your eye on the prize – Making a habit out of working out is a challenge, but also very rewarding. There are times you’d rather sit on your couch and watch TV instead of heading to the gym, but you can do it. When you lack the motivation, remember why you’ve committed to your exercise program in the first place. For your health.
Before you know it, you’ll be a completely knew person. Your attitude, your mind, and your health will all slowly change for the best. Stroops wants to help you get healthy and stay in shape. Check back often for more tips and tricks to keep you fit.
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