The end of January is almost here, and a lot of people are already going to be slacking on their New Year’s goals. Don’t give in! They say it takes six weeks to make a habit, so if you can make it to Valentine’s Day, things should get easier. Meanwhile, here are some tips to stay strong with your fitness goals:
1.Write down your goal. The act of writing down your goal makes it 80% more likely that you will accomplish it.
2. Use exercise as an excuse to get “me” time: If you lead a life of chaos where it seems like every moment of your time is consumed with obligations, use a consistent exercise outing as an excuse to spend some much needed time all by yourself.
3.Put away your “fat clothes”: It’s a lot easier to put off exercising when you can hide underneath clothes that make you feel like you’re not as out of shape as you really are. Take all of the clothes that allow you to hide your extra pounds and put them in a box.
4.Make yourself an irresistible offer: If you want to crank up your motivation to get in shape, promise yourself an entire weekend of frivolity, a shopping spree, or maybe even a new “toy” like a flat-screen TV or a new dining room set.
5.Turn it into a social experience: You have a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or a family member who also needs to lose weight, so grab a partner and make a solemn pact to force each other to stick with it.
6. Take a good look in the mirror: When all else fails, get naked and stand in front of a full-length mirror. Take a good look from the front, turn to the side, and even turn around and look back over your shoulder at your backside. If you need to lose even 10 pounds, the mirror will be more than happy to show them to you.
Stay strong and don’t forget to share!