Post Date: Friday, January 03, 2020
most of us start the year off right—ready to hit the gym and
motivated to add healthy, nutrient-dense food to the table. However,
within a few months, life happens—and it’s easy for those big goals and
to fall by the wayside in favor of things that are fast, simple, and less
you, like many of us, have gotten off course with your goals for health
and fitness, the good news is that you don’t have to wait until next year
to get back on track. Making a fresh start can happen at any time, as long as
you want it to, and are willing to make a
plan to get there. |
Success isn’t about always
achieving; rather it’s about taking steps
in the right direction, and getting back on track when we’ve wandered off! We
tend to lose sight of our goals, often because the act of goal-setting is
a very simple and relatively easy activity. But the work that’s involved with
reaching those goals, on the other hand, is a lot more involved—often more so
than we may have envisioned! This is one reason that New Year’s resolutions
often don’t stick. Our intentions are there, but we just aren’t prepared for
the work that’s involved.
you’re ready to get back on track, know that you can do it!
Here’s a look at a few tips that will help you to get
the fresh start you need to make your health and fitness a priority again.
Slow- The Bridges Sport Centre is open 7 days a week
frustrated that you couldn’t hit the gym every morning? You could be the
victim of overenthusiastic goal setting! It’s important to be realistic in the
objectives that you set, and to ease into a routine that works for you. If
you’re finding it hard to commit to a workout once a day, plan for three
one-hour workouts in the week instead. Maybe afternoons will work better for
you than mornings. Start slow, find something that works for you, and go from
also important to be realistic with your expectations. Will you see results
right away? No, but over time healthy choices can lead to a more energetic,
motivated, and happier you. Allow yourself to have treats, enjoy life, and have
fun. Instead of feeling guilty for eating too much of this or that,
simply get back on track in time for the next meal. Be kind to yourself,
and you’ll feel less frustrated, happier with your progress, and less tempted
to throw in the towel!
a Game Plan
know the saying, “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” It will be difficult to
achieve anything without a game plan, so start breaking your goals into doable
steps, and planning for obstacles that could arise. For example, if you find it
difficult to get going in the mornings on time, consider getting your workout
clothes and bag ready to go the night before. Make it easier for you to reach
your goals—not harder!
join us for a Group Fitness Class
of forcing activities that you just don’t like, find a workout that you love!
Go for a walk or a hike, go swimming, join a fitness club with a friend, or go
on some trail bike rides with your family. It’s less about trying to make
something happen, and more about finding something that you enjoy. Doing things
with others, whether it’s working out with a friend, or roller-skating with
your family will also help to keep you motivated—and encourage you to stick
Balance- No Excuses
healthy living is all about finding that balance. As life changes, you’ll have
to adjust your schedule—and that’s okay! Give yourself permission to swap your
routine with a new one that fits your current lifestyle. Find a new workout or
a different time and place that works for you.
healthy habits takes time, but it is definitely doable, and the results are
more than worth the effort that’s required. Start by setting realistic goals
and expectations, be kind to yourself, and remember that it’s not too late to
get back on track when you waver. We all have those days when our plans fall by
the wayside—but don’t let a temporary setback stop you from reaching your
goals. Soon you’ll be making progress and seeing real results!