So you’ve decided to make a New Year’s fitness resolution…
Although New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity to make a fitness resolution, we often have a hard time living up to the goal we’ve set. According to a recent study, 60 per cent of people give up on their resolution by February. By March, a whopping 80 per cent have thrown in the towel. The good news? You can increase your chances of success with these 10 stick-with-it strategies.
1. Start by asking yourself, “Why?”
A fitness resolution is rarely about fitness. It’s important to ask yourself why this fitness resolution is important to you on a deeper level. What drives you? What gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you up at night? What’s motivating you to make a change? Pinpoint exactly what that something is and use it to push yourself to keep going when you feel like giving up.
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2. Be specific about what you want to accomplish—and set a deadline.
Sometimes when we make a fitness resolution, we’re tempted to leave it vague and open-ended to leave ourselves some wriggle room. The truth is, you’re far more likely to stick to your goal if you make it as specific as possible. Determine exactly what you’re going to do and when you’re going to achieve it. Deadlines are necessary if you’re serious about making your fitness resolution stick.
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