It’s not too late – reboot your New Year’s Resolutions now and you can still get in shape before summer. The Village has everything you need to revive your resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and amp up your energy and productivity. Here are some tips to help you turn your resolutions into reality, once and for all:
- Set small, specific goals you can measure.
- Focus on the positive.
Giving up bad habits, like soda or dessert, is more challenging than incorporating healthier habits like eating fruit for dessert or drinking water with each meal
- Reward yourself regularly.
When you set small, smart goals for yourself, you allow yourself more opportunities to congratulate yourself on your success. Celebrating the wins will help you find the drive and desire to take the next (baby) step.
- Find strength in numbers.
Share your goals with people who can help keep you accountable, like a personal trainer or your best friend. Post your progress on social media so those closest to you can cheer you on and keep you going when the going gets tough.
- Put it in writing.
You increase your chances of achieving your health and fitness goals if you write them down, read them to yourself each day.
- Spice up your workouts.
If the thought of an hour on the elliptical machine every day doesn’t motivate you, try something different each time you exercise.
- Face failure for what it is.
Experiencing setbacks or falling short of your goals doesn’t mean you have to give up when you can easily regroup instead. Life often gets in the way of the best intentions, so give yourself a break. If you miss a workout, schedule a makeup session. If you only have 30 minutes to hit the Club, make it the best 30 minutes you can muster.
- Get to your why.
The real key to achieving any goal worth having is to have a compelling reason for wanting it in the first place. If you keep the REAL reason for keeping your resolutions at the top of your mind every day, you’ll be amazed at your progress.