We’re about halfway through the year now. Which means for most of us, we’ve already dropped our New Year’s resolutions. All the promises we made at the beginning of the year to eat healthier and workout are still important to us. It’s just that our obligations have gotten in the way. It happens, but it doesn’t mean we need to wait all the way until next year to reset our goals. Here are some steps you can take to recommit to your fitness resolutions.
Let Go Of The Past
If you weren’t able to cut out sugar or hit the gym everyday, it’s okay. Fitness is a process that requires a lifestyle change. Just because you weren’t able to reach your goals in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t reach them in the future. If you focus on the past, it can be really demotivating. So just let it go and focus on what you can do today.
Re-Evaluate Your Goals
Ambition is great when making fitness goals. You should always shoot for the moon. However, sometimes we set unrealistic goals and then when we don’t meet them, drop them entirely. Was your goal to cut out all sugar? That’s a great goal, but if it’s not realistic, you can still look at reducing your sugar consumption in a new way. Maybe start by cutting out sugary drinks, then build up to cutting out sugar.
Make A Plan Of Action
Once you’ve reevaluated and restated your goals, make a plan to help you achieve them. Now you know what barriers you face. Maybe you can’t get to the gym everyday because of your busy work schedule, but you can take the stairs at work everyday. You can take a walk over your lunch break. Think about what barriers there were to your resolutions and find creative solutions to get around them.
Work With A Professional
One of the best things you can do to keep your plan on track is to implement a system of accountability. A great way to do this is to work with a professional personal trainer or join a group fitness training program. Doing so affirms your commitment to your resolutions and will introduce you to people who can help you stay accountable to your new goals.
The personal trainers at Everlasting Changes can help you recommit to your fitness resolutions. We offer nutritional coaching and flexible private and group training sessions to help you find a way to achieve your goals that works with your busy lifestyle. Call us now for 3 risk-free, complimentary sessions. We include a 30-day guarantee on all of our packages.