How To Pick A Resolution That You Can STICK TO!
It is the last day of 2012 and I know many of you are now looking ahead to the new year wondering what you can do to improve your life, your relationships, and most importantly yourself! The sad thing is less than 15% of people who make resolutions actually stick to them! Not to worry, you can be that 15%!! You just need to pick your resolution carefully so you can stick it harder than a McKayla Maroney Vault.
A huge mistake people make when setting their resolutions is they are not realistic. If you are 100lbs overweight making your resolution to lose the entire 100 lbs is setting yourself up for failure. Start small and realistic, something that you can accomplish in a shorter amount of time like 30lbs (which is still a HUGE weight-loss). That way you can start to see your progress towards your end goal faster which will keep you motivated! Once you reach your goal set another, there is no rule that states there can only be one resolution a year!!!
Another way to stick with your resolution is to make a game plan within your resolution. Instead of saying you are going to lose weight this year try this; I am going to lose weight by working out ___ times a week. Making your resolution quantitative can be that extra push that can get you to the gym. If its Friday and you haven’t worked out the amount of times you set as your goal, you can push through and get in those workouts before the week is up!
Now that you have your resolution, set yourself up for success. Start a log, write your goal out and set up your game plan. You want to make sure you know exactly how you are going to attain your goal. If your goal has to do with eating healthier, go through your kitchen and toss the junk and replace it with some healthy options. If you want to start exercising go join a gym or book
me a trainer. Making your lifestyle changes as easy as possible is what you want to do, the fewer excuses you have the more likely you will be able to keep your resolution!
“Believe in yourself and you are halfway there!”
Happy New Year!!! Cheers!!