Sticking to your New Year’s resolution is possible! How? Create a resolution that is attainable and created based on your current lifestyle. So many people create New Year’s resolutions based on the person they want to become. “I want to become fit and healthy so I’ll stop eating junk, start juicing and join an exercise boot camp.” Doable? Well… maybe. But most likely this New Year’s resolution will get the best of you and you’ll be back to drinking 3 cups of coffee before breakfast or hitting the snooze button . Don’t get down on yourself, sticking to your New Year’s resolution is easier than you think.
New Year, Same You: Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution
Sure, we like to create our resolutions based on who we want to become. While that isn’t a bad idea, we need to be honest with ourselves. You don’t want to become a new person, you want to enhance the person you currently are. Take some time to reflect on your current lifestyle. Would it be feasible for you to add in an exercise routine every morning before work? If your answer is yes, great! Now find a workout routine that works for you, not against you. If you haven’t worked out in 6 months you’ll want to start slow. Try a workout routine that is for beginners, don’t push yourself too hard or you risk getting injured and then your resolution flies out the window. You don’t run a marathon, you train for one. The same goes for beginning a new workout routine.
The Weight Loss Conundrum
So many people resolve to lose weight once January 1 hits. While this is a great goal, and one that increases your vitality, you shouldn’t expect to watch the pounds fall off. Once again, review your current lifestyle. Where can you make changes, what are some attainable changes? Do you eat vegetables? If so, how many per day? Increasing those and decreasing your carbohydrates load might be something you can successfully do. Don’t go from 0 to 60 and vow to give up every bad food, only to be pining for it by Saturday. Giving yourself micro-goals might be where you start. Once you start eating healthier and feeling better you’ll have a good chance of sticking to your New Year’s resolution all year long.
How Can Strength & Vitality Wellness Help?
We often have clients come to us tired, in pain, looking to lose weight, and the list goes on. We pride ourselves on working with our clients, not just for them. By creating a program tailored to their specific needs our clients are not only successful with their resolutions but they find that they can stick to their new lifestyle program for longer periods of time (if not forever). Get in touch with us for a free wellness assessment and consultation and let’s get you back on track in 2017!