- Lose weight
- Eat Healthy
- Get fit
- Join a Gym
“Nothing changes if nothing changes”Well, Lucky13′er, do not fret! Here are my Top 5 Tips for keeping a New Year’s resolution!!!! Pay close attention
FIVE TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK TOWARD YOUR GOALS/RESOLUTIONS1) Make sure your goal is something you WANT. Do not jump on board with your roommate, best friend, partner, or sibling just because. Take some time to sit down and figure out what change(s) you’d like to see in your life. Derive your goals from there.
2) Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. Remember the acronym from above: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Do not make a vague goal such as “I want to lose weight” or “I want to tone up”. Instead have a goal of “I want to lose 1 lb a week for 10 weeks by exercising for X mins a day for X days per week, eating more fruits, veggies, lean proteins & cutting out soda and fried food”….Or “I want to be able to do 10 push ups on the floor by May…I will do so by signing up with a personal trainer at my gym and getting a personalized strength training program made for me”
3) Make room for changes. Some of the best advice I’ve ever received is “Nothing changes if nothing changes”. It couldn’t be more true. If you do not make changes in your daily routine, food intake, exercise regimen, interactions with people, etc… then you can’t expect any changes to happen to the bottom line. Your day-to-day will need to feel a bit different, because it will need to BE a bit different.
4) Believe you can get it done. Think about the goal you want so badly that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get there. Close your eyes and picture getting it done. Picture being there, at the “finish line”. Think about how you feel both physically and mentally. Channel those thoughts and that energy into your efforts in the journey. You must truly believe in your ability to get to the finish.
5) WRITE IT DOWN. This point definitely gets wrapped up in a few other points above, but deserves its own. I can not emphasize enough the power of the written word. It doesn’t take much to think about or even talk about doing something. But it takes a higher level of dedication to sit and write it out on paper. It makes it more real, it puts it right there in front of your face. Write down your goal (In INK or MARKER) and hang it somewhere you can see it. Also write down WHY you want to achieve the goal. Seeing these statements day in and day out will keep it fresh in your brain. It will help to keep your fire burning!
So what now? Go. Get. It. Done. If you’ve fallen off the Resolution wagon, review these points and get back on!!!! If you’re chugging along full force but know someone who could use a hand, send them this blog post and offer to help them out. There’s no reason an entire year of hopeful change should be sacrificed before the first month is over. Dream it then DO it!