This is the never-ending new year resolution for some of us. As the new year begins, many of us are resolving to finally lose those last few pesky pounds that have been clinging to our hips for what seems like forever. If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried every diet known to man or woman, only to find yourself right back where you started a few weeks or months later. But this year will be different! You’ve decided that you’re going to start your diet on January 1st, and stick with it until you reach your goal weight. Here are a few tips on how to make sure your diet is a success in the New Year. Good luck – I’m rooting for you!
1.Have a routine
Having a consistent routine will help you create the habits of your dreams with this saying. It’s true–it takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days before developing into an ingrained behavior! Try writing down your new healthy eating habits and refer back to them in case you get off track or miss a workout.
Use this new year resolution to create new, healthier habits, whether it’s drinking 8 glasses of water per day or hitting the gym 3 times a week. It will be much easier for you to stay on track if you have new goals to meet.
2. Set Reasonable Goals
No new year’s resolutions list is complete without a goal. Set your expectations and goals in a realistic manner so you can feel fulfilled and excited about meeting them. For example, if you set your goal of losing 10 pounds this year, be sure to break it down into smaller more manageable goals such as 1-2 pounds per month over the course of 12 months. Don’t give up on your new healthy lifestyle too easily.
Make it your mission to find new things you like so you won’t feel deprived while dieting. For instance, if you currently don’t like salads or healthy food in general, consider new ways to make your new year resolution diet plan more appetizing.
3. Track your progress
Keeping track of your progress from the start will help you stay motivated as you start to see results. Not only that, but keeping track of your exercise and diet allows you to easily set goals and be held accountable. You can keep track of your progress in two ways. You can keep a food journal or use one of the hundreds of free apps that track diet, weight, and exercise.
Although keeping a food journal is a manual process, it is still effective. Keep track of everything you eat as well as your workouts. This will allow you to keep track of your eating and exercise habits and make healthier changes.
4. Focus on discipline and dedication
All of the suggestions here will improve your health, but if you don’t follow them, they’ll be useless. We also understand how difficult it can be to stick to a schedule. We’re too preoccupied with our daily lives to make drastic changes right away. But making a drastic change isn’t the way to go, and relying on spurts of motivation to fuel your desire to improve isn’t the way to go either. Make it a matter of discipline and habit instead. Make a commitment to yourself to stick to a healthy routine. It’s okay if you falter or fail. What matters is that you return to your normal routine.
5. Pay Attention to Your Body
The majority of us spend the year complaining about body aches and pains, but we rarely go to the doctor to get them treated. Leaving anyone’s pains unchecked, on the other hand, is risky because you never know if you have a dangerous disease or something similar. Even persistent back pains should be investigated; it could be something that needs to be addressed by a physiotherapist, or it could be a symptom of a larger problem. Smaller pains should not be overlooked because they could be a sign of something more serious.
We hope this list of body goals has helped you get motivated to start working on your fitness and wellness. If you want more suggestions about healthy living, please comment down below! Best of luck with all your endeavors – we can do this together!