So you rang in 2015 – will you make a resolution in hopes you will be able stick to it?
America’s Top New Year’s Resolution is NO surprise:
Lose Weight & Get Fit
If this is the #1 New Year’s resolution, why do we see the gym fade out after February?
All or None Scenario- You head to your favorite gym and renew your membership; you get a class schedule, and maybe even schedule time with a personal trainer or wellness coach. You vow to go everyday, well that works for the first few weeks then life kicks in. Work gets busy, a child gets sick, you have to go out of town so you give up and promise to get back into it when things calm down. Well guess what, that is life so things never calm down.
New Year’s Tip- Look at your schedule on a week by week basis and schedule your classes or gym time around what is going on that week. If you don’t have time to hit the gym, schedule time to get out and walk, run, or ride a bike. Going twice a week consistently is better than not going at all for a month.
Unrealistic Weight Loss Goals- Now you have your gym membership and you printed off the latest diet that guarantees you lose 25lbs in the next 90 days then… you messed up your diet today and you didn’t exercise either, so what! You didn’t ruin anything, get back on track tomorrow!
New Year’s Tip- There is no such thing as a diet – it is simply called “healthy eating”. Visit your local vegetable markets and shop on the outside perimeter of the supermarket. Read ingredients, if you cannot pronounce the word you probably shouldn’t eat it. By eating healthy and working out you will see a natural weight loss. Maybe it’s only 1/2 pound a week at first, as your body gains more muscle, but you know what that adds up to? By 2016 you will have lost 26 pounds and you did it the healthy way and the weight will stay off!
Fitness Boredom- You are losing momentum or losing interest in your fitness routine.
New Year’s Tip- Find a “Fitness Friend” or join a Group Fitness class. Exercising in numbers keeps it interesting and keeps you motivated. Try a variety of classes, whether you think you will like them or not. It takes approximately 3 visits to a Group Fitness class to really get a feel for the program and if it is right for you. Becoming Fit is not a destination it is a way of life – find what works for you and make it a lifestyle!
So make 2015 the year that we defy statistics and achieve those fitness goals together!
Mommy of 3, Fitness Fanatic, & LesMills Fitness Instructor
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Lisa K. Ford
I agree that the goals should be smaller in nature, as you mentioned, look at your schedule by the week. I rarely ever make resolutions but your advice is good for any goal that is set. If you take the small steps, they will eventually lead you the to finish line.
Thanks for commenting I will share your response with Amy Harrop. Would you like to submit a guest blog?
Here is the submitter information- https://inventyourimage.com/2014/08/13/write-for-us/
Lisa K. Ford
That is exactly right Kellie – all goals are much more attainable when we keep it simple…it allows us to feel successful whether that is in our personal life or professional life! Here is to a very successful 2015!
Amy you did a great job submitting your guest post. Great tips for those seeking to achieve their NY resolution to get fit and stay fit! Lisa
Loved this, maybe there can be more health and wellness blogs on here? and of course being stylish while working out!
Would love to have more guest bloggers Terry. Finding them is the tough part. Know any?
Terry I am so glad you enjoyed the post – it’s nice to know that Lisa’s audience can find Fitness and Diet tips helpful…maybe it can be a reoccurring feature
Of course :-)
Great Article and great advice…especially the tip regarding the all or non scenario. Consistency is the key.
Great job, Amy! Thanks for the motivation for a happy and healthy two thousand FIT-teen! :)
Welcome to Invent Your Image’s blog and for reading and commenting on Amy’s guest blog post.
Lisa K. Ford
Certified Image Consultant
Owner of Invent Your Image