How to Keep your New Year’s Resolutions!

January 1, 2013 in Blog

 In January, 75% of the population has nothing but the best fitness intentions…  Lose weight, get fit, eat better.  Now keeping those intentions come February, that’s a different story.  How do you stay on track? Two or four weeks is a good start but we’re looking for a lifestyle change.  Something that will be a little more permanent.  Here are a few tips that will help get you fit well into March and beyond with no room for procrastination or excuses.

 

  • Rather than delaying your workout by spending countless hours looking at e-mails on your iPhone, android or Blackberry, My Favourite Boot Camp suggests making use of technology to aid rather than hinder your drive. Apps, apps, apps, we all use them. There are a handful of fitness apps readily available at  your fingertips that are absolutely fantastic.  Use one (our favourite is My Fitness Pal) to track nutrition for a week.  Continue for the long haul or just use it to see what a typical week in your life looks like. You might be surprised! Studies show that people who journal what they eatare 3 times more likely achieve their weight loss goal. There’s no excuse for falling off the wagon with this info in your pocket.

 

  • Don’t be just another statistic! Set yourself apart from the crowd. 73% of resolutioners give up on whatever goals they had set out for themselves by Valentine’s day.  Make realistic and measurable goals and write them down, vocalize them, whatever you do, don’t just keep them to yourself.  Put them into your calender just like any other priority to guarantee success.  Make it part daily routine, that way you’ll always make time.

  • Focus on changing one habit at a time.  Small steps will add up faster than you think.  Challenge yourself to add a new fitness component every week.  Whether it be going for a 10 minute walk on your lunch break, taking the stairs rather than the escalator or exercising during commercial breaks.  Every little bit helps.  If you try to add too much too fast, you may overload your system.  Slow and steady wins the race.

 

  • Forget about a quick-fix to losing weight. You didn’t put that weight on overnight and you can’t expect to lose it in a month. It’s time to think long-term and not  let minor setbacks discourage you. You’re bound to have little lapses. When they happen just just get right back on track and remember that there will be many obstacles in your path, but don’t let yourself become one of them.

 

Good luck with your goals and remember that My Favourite Bootcamp is always here to help!
Have the Healthiest Year Ever!