Making a goal for improving your overall fitness may be easy, but keeping it up throughout the year can be a struggle. Often times we find ourselves without a clear focus or the proper tools to succeed. After an initial few weeks, we end up unmotivated, frustrated, and back to our old habits.
Have your goal be more than just empty words this year. Below are four simple tools to help you with your follow through. It’s not too late to set yourself up for a healthier YOU this year.
1. SET REALISTIC GOALS & BELIEVE YOU CAN ACHIEVE THEM
Set a first goal that you’d like to achieve. Write it down, and be specific. Give yourself a realistic timeline based on your schedule. Live in the mindset that your goal IS possible. Attitude is half the battle.
2. ESTABLISH ACCOUNTABILITY & ROUTINE
Join a class and pay ahead of time. Get a friend or family member on board to work with you. Take a one-on-one session so it matters if you don’t show up. Make fitness a part of your daily routine, schedule it in and don’t compromise. This will set you up for success.
3. CELEBRATE LITTLE VICTORIES ALONG THE WAY
Recognize progress that is made along the way. Note changes in the way you think, feel, energy levels, and overall well-being. Smile! You’re on your way. Treat yourself along these milestones. Book a massage or a trip to your favorite bookstore as you journey towards your goal. Share your accomplishments with a loved one.
4. RE-ACCESS PROGRESS
Give gratitude for how far you’ve come. Acknowledge your hard work. Keep it up! Find a new goal or personal challenge, and start back at the top! You’re doing great.