It’s that time of year again. In less than two weeks, millions of people all over the world will be making their New Year’s resolutions…again. If you’re like most people, there’s a good probability that you didn’t follow through with last year’s resolution. According to Forbes, statistics show that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them. Those are pretty bleak statistics! Even though the odds seem against you, don’t stop from trying. In today’s post from Active Bodez in Morrisville, we’ll give you tips on how to stick with one of the most popular resolutions that people make — losing weight. Read our post and then visit our website to learn more about our gym.
Set Specific Goals
If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, then you’re going to have to set a more specific goal if you hope to actually achieve it. To say that you’ll lose weight is too broad of a statement. Consider how much you want to lose and establish a target date to work toward. If you have a particularly challenging goal, you might want to break it down even further and set mini-goals to help keep you on track and make a big, daunting goal less-intimidating.
Enlist the Help of Others
In years past, maybe you didn’t succeed in achieving your goal because you decided to take it on all by yourself. After a while, it can become difficult to maintain the motivation you need to stick with it. This year, partner with a good friend or family member that shares a similar goal. Having someone that you can share your successes and failures with can make all the difference. You can be each other’s cheerleaders and hold each other accountable when you feel like just giving up. Which leads us to our next point…
Don’t Give Up When You Mess Up
Notice that we used the word “when” after saying “don’t give up” because it will happen. It’s not realistic to expect that you’ll do everything perfectly. There will come a day — and who knows, it might be on day number two of your resolution — that you decide to skip your workout and go out for pizza instead. While we hope that you can stay committed for longer than a day, if you do mess up, the important thing is to keep going and get back to the gym and your healthy eating plan the very next day.
Keep It Interesting
Some people decide to do the same thing, day in and day out. For instance, some people just like to run, while others stick to their trusty elliptical machine, day after day. Likewise, some people succeed at dieting by only eating the same five foods day in and day out. If this sounds like you, then, by all means, keep at it. But, for everyone else, the key to sticking with a weight loss goal is to keep from getting bored. This applies to your diet as well as your exercise. Consider making an effort to try some new, healthy foods you’ve never tried before. Or, why not join a gym and try some of the equipment or classes that you’ve never tried before. After all, who says you can have fun while trying to lose weight?
Contact Active Bodez
If your New Year’s resolution involves losing weight, toning up, or just getting healthier, we hope you’ll check our Active Bodez in Morrisville. We welcome everyone to join and offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee if you change your mind. At our gym, you’ll find dozens of ways to stay inspired and motivated with group classes like Zumba and spin, as well as personal training, cardio, and weights, plus physical therapy and nutrition counseling.
Are you ready to make 2020 your year? Contact Active Bodez in Morrisville today!