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The Secret to Successful 2018 Get-Fit Resolutions

The Secret to Successful 2018 Get-Fit Resolutions

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The Secret to Successful 2018 Get-Fit Resolutions
The Secret to Successful 2018 Get-Fit Resolutions

2018 is here and if you’re like most you might have written down a list of resolutions. This works for a lot of people and it’s always great to set goals and intentions for the year ahead. More than 80% of the time, one’s list of resolutions will include something to do with health and fitness. It might be determination to lose weight, get-fit or to make healthier food choices. Whatever the case may be, I thought I would share my opinion on the secret to keeping these health and fitness resolutions in tact, so that they aren’t just “in one year and out the other”.

 

Health and Fitness

Strength in Specificity

Sounds simple enough, but this is a common flaw in many resolutions. Revisit your list and get down to the nitty gritty details of what it is you want to accomplish this year. Instead of simply stating “I want to lose weight”, ask yourself HOW. How do you plan to lose weight and how much do you want to lose? People are successful with their fitness and health goals because they are specific with exactly how they are going to do it. Perhaps it’s listing how many times you will go to your boxing class or writing down your nutrition outline in advance. Get a good handle of the specifics of your action plan and the path will be that much smoother.

 

Sharing is Caring

There is something to be said about sharing your fitness goals with friends and family members. When you say your resolutions out loud you make yourself more accountable and you are more likely to follow through. This year, don’t be afraid to speak up and share those get-fit intentions – tell your best friend you want to step on stage for a bikini competition or tell your partner you are going to fit into that favourite little black dress they love.

 

Meal Prep

Commit to Get Fit

We’ve probably heard this all before, but actually scheduling those workouts into your phone calendar puts you at a higher success rate than someone who doesn’t. You commit to your doctor’s appointments or girls night, so make a point to stay true to those scheduled workouts. Block the time in your calendar for meal prep and workouts and make it happen!

 

Commit to Get Fit

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

A lot of us are guilty of giving up because of one slip up on your resolution. Don’t let that one missed workout or greasy meal set you back from achieving your goal. For example, just because you had one not-so-healthy meal that day it doesn’t mean every single thing you put in your mouth has to be deep-fried and battered. Get back on the horse and don’t look back. On the same note, don’t get discouraged when you don’t think you can get in your usual 45-minute workout; work with what you’re given and get something done (even if it’s a shorter-than-usual sweat session in your family room).

 

Workout buddy

Move, Don’t Snooze

As mentioned earlier, sometimes you just gotta squeeze in your workout whenever you can … and that might mean getting it done in your family room while the kiddies are around. Maybe they'll want to join in the fun too! Here's my go-to circuits – do as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes and then get on with your day! Remember, it's better to move than snooze!


 

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