Every January is a month of new year’s resolution and unfortunately, out of hundreds of thousands of this resolution, only a few actually become true. A lot of us set themselves a goal of starting a new diet, getting in shape or doing something completely new.
So why only few of us succeed?
Most of us set themselves a goal and after a few days of no results they simply give up or “life happens” and because of all the responsibilities they simply forget about new resolution. This is very common especially when it comes to changing your lifestyle to a healthier one.
So here are some of my tips on how to stick to your health and fitness related resolution this year.
1.Set your goal clearly
If you just tell yourself that you’re going to be healthier this year, it’s probably not going to work. Being healthier can mean too many different things. If you start doing all of them you may burn out before you even start seeing first results. Or because there is so many ways to get healthier you will be just trying all the different methods and have no results and give up.
To set a clear goal means to know what to do. You want to be healthier?
-Great. Then your new years resolution should be to start a new sport. Ideally you should name the sport. Start eating healthier by eating less processed food. I hope you get the idea, be specific in your resolutions/goals.
2. Write it down
If you’ve ever read any book about self improvement you’ve probably already heard that tip.
But to be honest, it works!
Ever since I started writing down my goals ( and reading them out loud) I got every single one of them. So if you want to boost your chances of getting lean or muscular or becoming more confident write that stuff down.
3. Enjoy the process
This one is especially important when it comes to fitness. Nothing happens overnight and you can’t expect to get to your goal after eating one salad or doing one workout. Fall in love with the process and enjoy it. Learn from your failures and don’t give up
4. Stick to it for minimum two weeks
Accordingly, to the science, it takes approximately two weeks to make a new habit so if you stick to your new resolution for that long there is a big chance that it will stay this way until you get to the place you want to be.
What did I achieved last year?
Fitness-wise I got my one-arm pull-up and Superman push-ups which I wanted to get for a while.
What is your goal for this year?