A very common New Years resolution is to workout and get healthy! I am resolving to continue to remain as healthy as I possibly can this year. If you also made a resolution to be a healthier you in 2016, here are a few tips and tricks to help you keep that resolution!
Just do it! You may not feel like working out, but let me tell you, you will not regret it! You will only regret the times you skipped working out not the times you did it!
Stop making excuses! You are your own worst enemy! Trust me, I know all about the head games and excuses! You are not really as busy as you think you are! Make time to get in a quick exercise session. You can spare 30-45 min to become a healthier person. You will be so glad that you did!
Be consistent! The more often you exercise the greater impact it will have on your life. As with many things consistency is what brings results. Long term health is more important than short term results.
Don’t waste your time! If you are going to take the time to work out give it your all! Don’t take the easy way out, do your best. Be completely present in what you are doing. Think about the muscles you are working
Have a plan! If you are new to exercising and working out, make sure you have a plan! Have you ever heard the saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail”? It is so true. Having a plan will also help you to not waste your time.
Keep moving! Even if you feel like you might keel over, keep moving. Even if you have to move super slowly, keep moving. If you are moving then you will keep going, if you stop to take a break, you may be able to convince yourself that you don’t need to continue. Keep moving!
Start strong, stay strong, end strong! This is similar to don’t waste your time and keep moving. Anything worth doing is worth doing right! Make the most out of your time. An intense 30 minute workout is worth way more than a half effort hour long session.
Don’t give up! Even if you miss a day here or there, or haven’t been consistent at all, that doesn’t mean you have to give up! Just remember, January may be the start of the new year, but you can start a new healthy lifestyle any day you want to! Most people give up on their New Years resolutions by February. You got this, don’t let that be you! Don’t give up!
Good Luck in 2016!