Yes it’s only been a couple of months, but now is the time that a lot of people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. The gym will be looking a lot quieter from now on in, as apparently only 58.4% keep resolutions up after the second month.
So how do you become one of the few that carry on with their intentions? Here are some tips for sticking to it:
I’ve talked about goal setting and the importance of making them smart (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely), so take a look at what you originally wanted to achieve and see if it has those characteristics. It really doesn’t matter if you have to change the goal posts
Keep a check on your progress – make sure you’re monitoring your improvements as even the small changes will spur you on
Be patient – don’t give up at a first hurdle as you feel you haven’t got anywhere. Sustainable change doesn’t happen over night. It goes back to my first point of being realistic
Get support from your family and friends. Having others to encourage you to reach your goal will offer the element of ‘accountability’
Don’t just fit a trip to the gym / to a class in the diary sporadically. Put it in as a regular ‘meeting’ and try and stick to it
And finally don’t give up if you have a ‘blip’. It’s only human to slip up, but it takes courage to brush yourself off and get back on it. You’re still going for that goal - this will just make you stronger
So don’t be another statistic – keep it going and see those results!
If you’d like help with your goal setting and would like help getting there, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.