5 Ways to Keep Your Resolution Mindset
Did you know that 80% of resolutions become old news by February? We all have great intentions, but sometime life gets busy and we fall off the wagon. Here are five ways you can reset your resolutions if you’ve had rough start and need some help getting back on track.
1. Adjust your thinking
Realize that it is okay to hit the reset button for a “do over”. The flu or a cold may have wrecked your workout schedule in January, but it is never too late to begin again.
2. Amend your goals
Remember it is better to do something than nothing. If your goal was to get to the gym 5 days a week but you’re schedule has just been too hectic, commit to 3 days and practice achieving that for a few weeks. You’ll feel accomplished and motivated to work more activity into your schedule as you can.
3. Understand that perfection isn’t always possible
For over- achievers, this can be a difficult idea to accept. With health and fitness, progress is more important that perfection. Some activity is so much better than no activity. If you have make an unhealthy meal choice, it’s important to forgive yourself and move on to make the rest of your day or week healthier.
4. Get a workout a buddy
Let’s face it, friends make working out more fun. Plus, having someone to meet at the gym helps keeps you accountable and motivated to show up.
5. Reward yourself
Rewards are great incentives to continue meeting your goals. If you’ve lost a few pounds, buy yourself a new workout shirt, or if you’ve stuck to your workout routine for a whole month, treat yourself to a massage.