Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight or getting in shape. It’s easy to start the New Year off on the right foot. But how can one be sure that getting fit in the New Year will remain as much of a priority in July as it does in January? Here are some tips to taking your fitness seriously in 2017.
Instead of focusing on one major goal—say, losing fifty pounds—create smaller goals that you can aim for each month. Not only will that keep you focused on a short- and long-term basis but it will also give you little reasons to praise your own hard work along the way.
Don’t Focus on the Failures
Whether you fell short of your expectations last year or last week, don’t let it get to you. Picture yourself achieving your fitness goal and know that you can accomplish it. With that in mind, make room for mistakes. Nobody’s perfect!
Think of the Big Picture
Don’t get caught up in the details. Sometimes, people make fitness goals that are centered around a specific number, like a weight or a distance. Don’t get disgruntled if you don’t reach this exact number. Remind yourself of why you made this goal to begin with, whether it was to be in shape, to be healthier or to feel better. Keep the big picture in mind and you may find that reaching your 2017 fitness goal may look different than you’d expected.
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