By Jenna Scanlan, Personal Trainer and Physical Therapist
Make Your Resolutions Stick
It’s that time of year, January. Time when people make resolutions for the new year. Time when few people stick to their resolutions for more than a few weeks. How can you make your New Year’s resolution a success this year?
- Start small.
If you have goals of working out and currently exercise zero days each week, make a goal of exercising one day per week, not six. Once you are consistent with one day per week, then increase it.
- Break-up the big goal into achievable, smaller parts.
If you have a goal to lose 20 pounds, map it out with a timeline with small goals along the way, such as loose five pounds.Consider other components such as meeting with a dietitian/nutritionist or finding a workout buddy to make the goal more attainable.
- Celebrate the little wins.
This is related to #2. After you lose that first five pounds, celebrate before continuing on the weight-loss journey.
- Write it down.
Put the goal in writing, then put it on your nightstand, on your desk or on your refrigerator to be frequently reminded about it.