Keeping track with your healthy new years resolutions

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Keeping track with your healthy new years resolutions

How to keep your New Years Resolution

We are 3 weeks into the New Year. It is around this time people begin to struggle with their resolutions. They find the healthy eating unattainable, exercise too time consuming or old temptations are overwhelming. This is the time to reassess how you can stay on track with your resolutions.

 

Create measurable goals.

 

You may be like many people and create a generic new years resolution. An example of this is to lose weight in the New Year. However if this goal is not measured, it is difficult to track and you may lose interest. Creating a goal you can measure, lose 20lbs, will allow you to see how your progress is coming.

 

Make sure your goal is realistic

 

You have a measureable goal and you may notice you are struggling to attain this. This is okay because some goals are not realistic. Every person and every body is different. That means this is a great to time assess whether your goal was correct. You may find losing 20lbs to be too much or too little and this is a great time to make a realistic one.

 

Make it fit your lifestyle

 

Because you may have found some challenges towards your resolution, you may need to make sure it fits your regular lifestyle. A goal of 20lbs might seem attainable but is 2 hours of exercise and eating foods you hate something that fits into your routine? If not it is a great time to assess your lifestyle and how it can change to fit your resolution.

 

Create small adjustable goals to attain the bigger goal

 

Many people start with a big goal or an end goal. This might be to lose 20 lbs in 6 months. If by the end of January you have only lost 3, it may become discouraging towards your end goal to be so far away. However if you break this into small goals it can help keep you motivated. If you create a monthly goal to lose 3lbs per month, this will put you very close to your 20lbs lost by 6 months.

 

Keep it in your schedule

 

Your schedules can fill up very quickly and unless you add the healthy lifestyle into your schedule, it can easily be forgotten with your busy lives. Make sure you add the time that is designated towards that healthy lifestyle change. This can involve scheduling 1 hour of exercise into your day or scheduling 1 hour to shop for healthy foods instead of rushing for the quick meal when our weekly schedule books full.

 

It is never too late to restart and adjust

 

Some people fall off the wagon and return into old routines. This is okay. Something that is important to remember is you can restart anytime. We don’t need the New Year to live a healthier life and if you find yourself back in your old habits, there is no time like the present to restart.