How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
You might find it hard to stick to your New Year’s resolutions once the good intentions you had on December 31 go out the window. Max, your FizzUp trainer, is here to help you reach and stick to your goals this year. 2019 should be all about self-fulfillment and a better body for better health!
TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, TURN INTENTION INTO ACTION
At the start of a fresh new year, you’re probably full of good intentions. Sure, you want to make a change. But you might be forgetting that a good intention needs to be turned into action. Time goes by and then ultimately, nothing changes. So you dwell on your failures without drawing any conclusions from them. You envy someone who was able to lose 10 lb and you envy someone else who was able to quit smoking, but you never decided to take action.
Contemplating your failures and envying others won’t get you anywhere. You need direction and support. Luckily, your FizzUp trainer is here with a program that’s adapted to suit your needs, goal and physical fitness! All you have to do is read these tips from the trainer and put them into practice to make a fresh start.
1 | A NEW MINDSET FOR A NEW LIFESTYLE
Making changes in your everyday life means shaking up your way of thinking. To make efficient progress toward your goal, you need to stay positive and believe in yourself. Positive thinking has a number of benefits that have a direct impact on your ability to succeed. By believing in your potential and your inner strength, you’ll manage to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Take a relaxing break from your busy everyday schedule with some body scan meditation. It only takes a few minutes and will help you re-center your body and mind. You’ll clear your mind of excess stress and improve your outlook on the world around you.
2 | BRING YOUR RESOLUTIONS TO LIFE
Write down your resolutions. This will help you put your motivations into words. You’re making yourself a promise: to reach a new goal.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Print out your resolutions or write them on a board that you’ll see every day so that you’ll remember your commitment you’ve made to yourself.
3 | BE PATIENT
One of the reasons it’s sometimes hard to stick to your New Year’s resolutions is because you want to change too many things at the same time. If you’re too ambitious, it won’t be long before you get discouraged. A smarter thing to do is to do less, but do it well. So be picky and focus only on the resolutions that are the most important to you.
Letting time take its course is also vital. You can’t expect any major changes in just two weeks. Continuously improving your body takes constant effort. That’s where patience comes in. Remember to reward yourself for the progress you make toward your ultimate goal.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: Practice your patience with mindfulness meditation. Again, this mental discipline can help you be more aware of the instances when your impatience gets the best of you, and change your actions.
4 | BREAK YOUR ROUTINE
To get into new habits, you need to break your old routine. If you’re used to having your lunch at the same restaurant, start cooking ahead of time to cut the number of calories you eat in a day.
If you light up a cigarette every morning, light up a candle instead to take your mind off things or read the paper. By changing the situation, you’ll manage to get into new habits to put an end to your bad ones.
FizzUp trainer’s tip: No matter what the situation, there’s always a way to change your everyday habits. If your goal is to lose weight, check out this article for our tips on how to cut calories when dining out.
5 | REWARDING YOURSELF IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Stay on the right track by remembering to reward yourself! Showing yourself gratitude for your success is important. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Being kind to yourself is a surefire way to boost your self-esteem. Write down your triumphs on a regular basis so that you stay focus on them and not any negative thoughts. This will help your confidence grow!
You can count on the FizzUp trainer to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Use these tips to transform your everyday routine for good.