Headed into the New Year hoping to run a half marathon? Devoted to becoming a yogi? Aspiring to hit the gym on a consistent basis, or just hoping that you’ll find the motivation to exercise at all?
If you’re like many resolution-maker’s, reaching your diet and fitness goals are at the top of your New Year’s To-Do List. And if you’re like many resolution makers…you’ll have kissed those goals goodbye long before next year.
While many of us aspire to diet and fitness feats each year, few of us actually achieve them, thanks to deteriorating motivation, scheduling conflicts, and unrealistic expectations that set us up for failure from day one of the new year.
Want to make 2018 the year you finally succeed in moving more? We’ve got some fail-proof tips to help you keep momentum into the coming year.
Commit to a Schedule.
Oftentimes, poor planning dooms even the best of exercise intentions. Rather than leaving your exercise routine to whenever you find the time, commit to a weekly schedule, holding days and times constant. This removes the ambiguity and stress that may cause you to drop your fitness routine- again.
Build Your Base.
Committed to working out 6 days a week? Start with two or three, then build from there. Doing too much too soon can be mentally and physically exhausting. In order to build a lasting relationship with exercise, it’s crucial that you give your body and your mind time to adjust to the rigors of exercise.
When you’re busting your butt in the gym, it’s only natural to want to see super results super fast. However, unrealistic expectations can set you up for failure: remember that it takes time for your body to change, and that we are often poor judges of our own appearance.
When you’re seeing yourself in the mirror everyday, it’s easy to lost sight of the gradual changes your body has undergone during your exercise process.
Each week, take a photo of yourself in underwear or tight-fitting fitness apparel. Don’t compare the photos until you’ve consistently stuck to your exercise schedule for one month- getting to see your progress will be a welcome reward after one month of sticking to your new routine.
Still don’t see the results you’d like? Try a diet pill for energy that is formulated to support your fitness routine for maximum fat burning potential. Remember: patience! Continue on into month two- it’s a marathon, not a sprint! This bring us to your next lesson in the SHAREFIT Guide to a Healthier You in the New Year…Staying Motivated!
Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).