It’s that time of year again. Getting through the holiday season filled with turkey dinners and delectable desserts can be a daunting yet enjoyable feat. Despite how it is said, calories don’t count during the holidays, the number on the scale often disagrees. It is now time to get back into shape and here are some helpful tips to help make that goal achievable.
1. Make Your Resolutions Manageable.
Getting into shape doesn't happen overnight. By setting manageable mini goals it makes the process much easier and far more attainable. Don’t focus on the end goal. Be patient, the hard work will pay off in the end.
2. And Keep Track Of Them!
The best way to monitor success is to keep track of every step along the way. Take measurements on a regular basis to compare to the previous review day. At first the results may seem small, but after a while, those results will add up. Recording the progression will give a clear view of the road travelled, provide a sense of achievement and give a new found confidence that all the hard work is paying off.
3. Buddy Up.
Whether it is sports, a road trip or a night on the town, it is generally more fun to share experiences and achievements with friends. By being active in someone's goals and allowing them to be a part of yours, it can be a very positive influence and a driving force helping to achieve each mini goal.
4. Spice Up Your Workouts.
Doing the same workout everyday will eventually lead to a boring routine that will feel more like a chore than a sense of accomplishment. By changing up the workouts or trying out a new fitness class, a new sense of vigor can be added to an otherwise mundane routine.
5. Choose The Right Tech.
No one can achieve goals alone. Having friends and family support along the way is good but sometimes having an unbiased opinion can be helpful as well. There is some great technology that makes tracking fitness goals easy and fun. Fitness smartwatches can help you keep track of your daily movements. Goal-setting apps can count your calories and show your progress.
6. Reward yourself.
No good deed goes unrewarded. When a benchmark is reached, treat yourself to something out of the ordinary. After all, you deserve it!
7. Be Forgiving.
Working out every single day is unrealistic. Take the occasional day off. Your body will thank you.
It takes 4 weeks for you to notice changes.
8 weeks for friends and family.
12 weeks for the rest of the world.
Don't Give Up!