While most people make New Year’s resolutions, very few actually stick to their goals. Many people’s resolutions focus on losing weight, exercising more or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Set yourself up for success by setting small manageable goals that detail how you can work toward your resolution. For those of you who want to get in shape in 2021, here are lifestyle changes that can help you stick to your resolution.
Keep a goal journal.
Writing down your goals will help you map how to achieve your ambitions and turn your vague resolution into defined targets that you can work toward. Detailing the steps to reach a certain goal provides you with a visual guide to your plan.
Share your progress.
Sharing your fitness goals with friends and family, or even on social media, can help keep you accountable. Not to mention, the positive feedback and support that you can get from sharing your goals will keep you motivated. You could add info about how certain fitness apps allow you to connect with friends to keep each other motivated (Map My Walk, etc.)
Schedule gym time.
Whether your goal is improving your overall health, or you want to lose weight, scheduling your workouts can help keep you accountable. Determine how many days you want to work out each week and add the days and times to your calendar. If you currently don’t workout, ease yourself into a routine that works for your body.
Use an app.
In today’s digital age, there are a number of different apps out there that can help you track everything from your steps and diet to your sleep and exercise patterns. You can also track your progress and add reminders to keep a schedule.
The best way to not reach your goal is to make it unrealistic and unattainable. For example, vowing to never eat sugar again sets you up for failure. Instead, set a goal that is easier to reach, such as limiting your sugar intake and being mindful of your diet.
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