The year is coming to an end and everyone is making their New Year's resolution. What’s a New Year’s Resolution? This is when a person decides to change an undesired trait, accomplish a goal, or just to plain out improve their life. The resolution I hear the most is a person wanting to get fit and healthy. Now, we all know how this thing sometimes go. You get all excited about getting fit around December, and then in January the gym is packed with all of the "New Year, New Me" people. When February rolls around the excitement has worn off and the resolution starts to fade away. The excuses I hear (some because I made them too) are “I don't have the time to exercise”, “eating healthy costs too much”, or “I hate going to the gym”. None of these reasons should stop you from being great and Slaying 2018. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
Make a commitment. Actually, get pen to paper to write down your goals and how you intend to accomplish them. After you figure out exactly what it is you want to do, search your schedule and find a time that would be available to exercise and work on your goal. Once you pick this time, write it in and stick to it.
Take inventory of your refrigerator. Look and see what foods you have that would prevent you from reaching your goals. GET RID OF IT! Yes, throw it out, give it away, or whatever you need to do just to get it out of the house! Once you do this, you can now go back and stock up on healthier options to replace the things you threw away. There are lots of healthy food options that taste great. Find coupons, buy in bulk, and meal prep for the week. This can sometimes cut down on the cost.
Create a space. Find a space that you will be comfortable but driven in. It may be the gym, could be your home, or even a fitness class. Fitness classes are great because they are often full of motivated people with the same goals you have that could give you the extra push you need. Whatever space you choose, be sure to get there and get things done at your committed time.
Partner up. Choose an accountability partner. Choose a partner that will stick with you and not allow you to give up. Check in with each other to make sure your journeys are still on track. The extra encouragement can go a long way.
Work hard. Put the work in and watch yourself transform into a healthier more fit you.