I’m curious… where are you with your New Year’s Resolutions? Have you stuck to them? Are you making progress toward your goals?
Or, are you struggling and sliding back into old patterns? Or maybe you have just given up altogether…
According to Med School Insiders, only 9.2% of people actually ACHIEVE their New Year’s Resolutions. Want to improve your odds?
Try these simple tips:
Stop relying on motivation and inspiration to carry the day! Create a PLAN to achieve your goals.
Get real. By that I mean that a goal of ‘losing weight’ is too broad and has no definition or parameters. Decide how much weight you will lose, how much time per day you will devote to exercise, how you will plan and track your meals, and what your deadlines will be. For example, I want to lose 10 lbs in the next three months. To do that, I will lose a minimum of a three pounds a month, by exercising three times a week and tracking my food in My Fitness Pal so that I know I am eating at a caloric deficit of 200 calories consistently.
Curb your enthusiasm. Yes, it’s exciting to think of making loads of changes all at once, but trying to change too much too quickly is just not sustainable. Pick one or two goals and work on those first. Once you achieve them, add a new goal to work on!
Make a plan. Create small, incremental steps you can take to help you reach your goal. Having a plan and system in place that supports the change you are trying to make goes a long way to helping you achieve it!
And finally, don’t give up! You’re going to face obstacles
and setbacks while you are trying to reach your goal. Don’t allow these to push you to give up on your goals!
Let us know how you are doing with your New Year’s Resolutions!