It’s a new year, and you’re likely ready for a new you. That being said, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people set is fitness goals – to get fit and in shape in the new year. Unfortunately, it can be fairly difficult to stick to your new goals. However, we want to help you succeed, so we’re going to list out some tips that will help you stick to your fitness goals, and make 2016 the best year of your life!
How To Stick To Your Fitness Goals
1: Sit Back & Visualize The New You
We know how hard it can be to accomplish goals, especially when they’re big goals that involve some fairly major lifestyle changes in order to achieve them. Therefore, to stay motivated, it’s important that you keep the big picture in mind, and remind yourself of what the overall effect will be if you stick to your goals. Take some time out of your day, every single day, and just reflect on how your life is going to change if you stick to your fitness goals.
2: Think About Long-Term Satisfaction
It’s very easy to wake up in the morning and continue to lay under the covers, rather than tackling that morning exercise. It’s also extremely easy to grab that bag of chips, rather than preparing yourself a proper, healthy meal. However, you have to keep in mind how you’re going to feel after eating those chips, or how you’re going to feel after skipping your work out. It may satisfy you right now, but down the road, you’re going to end up regretting your decisions. It’s important that you don’t allow yourself to regret any of your decisions, so get up and do what needs to be done. Eventually, these tasks will get so much easier, and you’ll be so much more satisfied with yourself.
3: Give Yourself A Cheat Day
It can be difficult to stick to something seven days a week, 365 days a year. The good news is that you don’t have to, because it’s likely that overtime you’re going to burn out. To counter-act this, you should allow yourself a cheat meal, or even an entire cheat day. That way, you don’t have to worry about being on the grind all the time.
4: Break Your Goals Down
Having one huge goal can look very daunting on paper; which is exactly why you should consider breaking your goal down into more manageable sub-goals. These sub-goals will be far easier to accomplish, and you’ll feel much more satisfied and motivated when you get to put a checkmark beside of each goal you accomplish.
5: Avoid Negativity
It’s a hard fact to face, but some people in your life can be real energy suckers that take your positive attitude and kill it with their negativity. These people aren’t exactly fun to be around to begin with, and they can have a negative impact on your life. If you’re around someone that’s negative all the time, you may want to talk with them about the situation, and let them know how their mood effects you. If that doesn’t work, you should cut them out of your life, so they don’t bring you down with them.