New year, new beginnings. A few days ago, we just stepped into a new decade and bid goodbye to 2019. With that, I am almost positive one of your New Year’s resolution has something to do with being healthy. Am I right?
Don’t worry, I’m here for you. I know this will be quite a bit of a challenge and you would be faced with a lot of hurdles along the way. I hope you don’t feel discouraged no matter how long the journey is. Let this be the year when you finally get to where you want to be!
In order to get a clearer view of how you will be able to achieve your goal, let us first recognize that it is not going to be a walk in the park. If you were ever in a position where you started out really pushing yourself to achieve your goal but ended up not doing it? Don’t worry. There are ways you will be able to take your power back.
You also have to understand that reaching your ideal body weight cannot be done overnight. It will take weeks, months, or even years. You have to be consistent in practicing activities that will help you in being on top of your game. It might be a slow start, but you are steadily moving upwards toward your goal.
With that said, here are 7 Tips On How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
Bad Habits Need To Die – HARD!
When you want to lose weight, for example, recognize the kind of behavior you currently have towards eating and exercising. If you tend to eat more than you should have, find the willpower to tell yourself you do NOT need to eat some more. Do not put that gym membership in ashes. Use it to your advantage. Consult with a personal trainer or attend group classes and meet people who also have the same goal as you or can be of inspiration to you.
Reality Check – Make It Attainable!
Do not set goals that you can’t measure and are incredibly unrealistic. Don’t challenge yourself with losing 20 lbs in a month. First, that is not healthy, and second, it is not realistic. Remember, it might be slow progress, but there is progress. Be specific about what you want to achieve – if possible, measure these goals and keep track of your progress (but don’t beat yourself up when you don’t see results right away – you’re on it!)
Highlight What’s Important To You
If the goal is to lose weight and you simply can’t fathom the idea of signing up for a gym membership yet, do not stop there. You can go ahead and make simple steps by means of watching what you eat, choosing to eat healthier, and improving your sleep schedule. Once you are getting the hang of these things, move on to the next step – it’s either you register yourself to a gym club or avail of that 12 boxing sessions.
Commitment Is Key
This might be one, if not, the most challenging thing to do. The moment you have decided on what resolutions you’re going to work on, the next step is writing down steps on how to achieve it, and then the next one is crucial. It is actually doing it and committing to it. Check yourself – do I really need to order takeout when I can cook something healthy? Will an hour at the gym be worth it? Am I making it a habit to stay on top of my health or will I give into a KBBQ sesh with my co-workers? Commit!
Learning To Be Kind To Yourself
Do not beat yourself up when the time comes where you’d go against your goals. If you ordered fast food three times a week because you were out of it at work – okay! So, you did not eat clean three times – what about it? Do you simply give up? Do not let this type of scenario bring you down. Instead, find ways where you can eat healthy as you cope with something stressful. Try to discover what led you into giving in and brush it off. You’ll do better next time.
You Also Need TLC
As you track down your progress, don’t shy away from a little reward for yourself! You have been succeeding in achieving your goals and staying committed to them – don’t forget to allow yourself to get some sort of reward. Perhaps a spa session with your girlfriends after you did a killer workout? Yes, please!
Find Your Tribe
Surround yourself with positivity – this means, people who will support you in staying committed to your resolutions. You can talk to a family member about your goals, a friend, a co-worker, or even the people you go to the gym with. Let them know about your goals and if they do tell them theirs as well, you can build a support system that is centered in supporting people in being consistent and believing that they can progress. Oh, and you can definitely look into online forums and communities, too! I’m sure our Glam and Fab Queen community can do this.
Remember, if you really want to improve you wouldn’t be alone in this journey – but don’t forget that the person who will be accountable for this is YOU. You are responsible for yourself. Let’s all take a step forward in bettering ourselves this year and onwards. Good luck and I am rooting for you!