If you want to get fit and healthy like Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner in 2016, read these expert tips on making your resolutions stick!
New Year’s Resolutions seem great, but Nielsen reports that although the top resolution is “staying fit and healthy,” only around 8 percent of Americans keep their goals throughout the year. Get expert tips on making them last all year below.
Blink Fitness President Todd Magazine is providing expert tips to help you reach your fitness goals in 2016:
“1) Set Realistic Expectations: When it comes to goals, the smaller the better. If you aim to exercise more frequently, start slowly and work to your desired levels, i.e. start going to the gym two days a week and slowly work towards five. By breaking things into lesser parts, you’re giving yourself small goals that you are more likely to achieve and stay on top of.
Big goals on the other hand, like losing 10lbs in a month, can potentially set you up for failure. However, if losing 10lbs is your ultimate goal, think about the sub-strategy and specific behaviors that will lead you there. ‘Lose 10 pounds’ sounds specific, but it’s less likely to work than behavioral goals like ‘Take the stairs every other day.’”
Fitness Goals & Resolutions — New Year’s And Beyond
“2) Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: The number one reason people desert their New Year’s resolutions is because they had a bad day or moment of weakness. Remember, no one is perfect and minor missteps along the way are completely normal and OK. Don’t give up completely because you ate a brownie or skipped the gym for a week. The key is to resolve to recover from your mistakes and get back on track.”
“3) Give Yourself A Schedule: If your resolution is a large project or goal, it’s wise to break it down into a timeline. Mapping out a rough schedule for the year in advance allows you to visualize how you will tackle your goals from a timing perspective. For example, if your resolution is to run a marathon and you know March is your busiest month at work, plan on training extra hard in February and April to make up for lost time.”
“4) Rethink Your Resolutions in Positive Terms: Instead of “lose weight,” make your resolution “add more veggies to lunchtime routine” or “participate in meatless Mondays more often.” Framing things in a optimistic light will make your resolutions seem less like chores, and more like a positive lifestyle improvement.”