It’s a new year! Every year we wrack our brains on December 31st to think of a suitable resolution for the year to come. On many people’s list is the resolution to “get healthy,” or “lose weight,” which is a fantastic thought. Unfortunately statistics show that 75% of us don’t follow through with our resolutions past the first week of January.
Especially when it comes to fitness resolutions or goals are common throughout the year, but sticking to those goals is really the key to success. When you’re making your resolutions this year take some time and actually put some thought into them, not something mindless and vague like “get healthy.” Think about a specific goal, that is realistic (I can’t stress this enough). Maybe this is the year you want to be able to run 5km without walking, or do 20 push ups with your knees off the ground, or if your goal is weight loss then think about losing a pound a week until you achieve your bigger goal. Baby steps are the way to success every time, and can amount to real accomplishments that will make you proud when you look back on 2012 next December 31st.
Here are a few of my resolutions or goals for 2012, let’s keep each other motivated and have the best year yet!
1. Time management! Scheduling my time realistically, and in an organized fashion. Saying no to certain commitments that are just too much, and remembering that my personal time is a commitment too.
2. I am a competitive person, and love a challenge. This year I’m focusing on what I have and what I’m working towards, not wishing that I had what someone else has, or wondering why I haven’t accomplished everything that someone else has.
3. Inspiring friends and family to be healthier. As a Pilates instructor I try to motivate and inspire people to get active all the time, but this year I want to encourage the people closest to me to be fit and healthy too, because well, I want them to be around for a long time! I’m so passionate about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle I want to share that passion with my loved ones the most. This means sticking to my own workouts, going to a classes or the gym with them, or just checking up on how their fitness and eating plans are going throughout the year. This is gonna be a tough one!
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year and I’ll be back to my regular scheduled blog posting this week!