- Educate yourself
We all know the typical new year’s resolutions like drinking more water, eating healthy and working out. However these plans aren’t specific and they’re usually not based on any particular knowledge apart from. If improving your body is one of your goals, why not dive into the subject a little deeper? Like learning some science and chemistry facts and get an actual understanding of what it takes to get your desirable results. Look on forums, speak to a knowledgeable friend or get a few books. Watch out for fancy titles or anything that promises quick results. The best way to judge someone’s method is to look at their health and body condition in the last few years. Pick someone who practices what they preach!
Find what works for YOU
From an ocean of fitness classes to choose from to over-equipped gyms, you can find yourself confused and not knowing where to start. Make a challenge to try as many things as you can, and stick to your favourites consistently.
- One fitness goal at a time
As much as we all want to be super flexible toned machines, start with one goal like increasing your muscle mass, fat loss or flexibility. It will be easier to focus and stay on track. Once you’ve progressed in that area and nailed the routine, add another goal and so on.
- Join forces with a friend
Find someone from your family or a friend, who is also up for some physical improvement next year. Even if they’re not into the same fitness routine, it will be a great help to stay accountable to each other and discuss the progress once in a while. You’ll also be able to voice your struggles and frustrations, as emotional support is always a key!
Create little daily rituals
Promise yourself to start a day with a glass of water with some lemon. Have ‘no sugar’ days every week. Cut that extra alcoholic beverage or have one less coffee. Small specific and attainable goals will make you feel great about yourself, you’ll get confident about your own discipline and eventually set more strict rules!
Track your food
Why not track your food intake once a week? Just to see where you’re at with your calories intake as well as the ratio of consumed protein/carbs/fats. With plenty of mobile phone apps, like My Fitness pal - it's only a barcode scan away!
Happy new year everyone! Would love to hear any other health and fitness resolutions you’re making! X