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Fit for February

7 February 2020

#ValleysMag | Health and Wellbeing |

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As the clock strikes 12.00pm on 1 January, most of us create a New Year’s resolution or two in a vow to make some positive changes to our lives, but did you know 25% of us have stopped our new year habits within the first 30 days? This means that by now all of these New Year, New You ideas could be distant memories.

If you’re guilty of letting your resolutions fall by the way-side, we’re here to shed some light on how you might be able to stick to your New Year plan. Turning your resolutions into goals can help you to stay on track; because goals are more specific, they become much more realistic and do-able.

Take your resolution and really ask yourself what are you looking to achieve? Studies show the most popular ambitions are to eat healthier, be more active and lose weight. In this instance, how are you going to do this? What changes will you make and what steps will you take to complete this goal?

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you motivated, if getting active and keeping fit is something you’re working towards in 2020.

Reach out for support

If you have a friend with similar fitness goals, why not join forces and exercise together? It’s definitely a lot easier to hit snooze when you’re the only one taking on the challenge, than it is to keep someone waiting outside in the cold.

Keep a fitness diary

Try writing down what exercise you are planning to do in a schedule. This can help it to become an essential part of your lifestyle and routine – rather than a chore, so you are more likely to stick to it.

Remember why you started

When you are struggling with your motivation, think back to why you started and what you were looking to achieve. This determination you had at the beginning is just what you need to continue hitting your goals and milestones.

Don’t be too hard on yourself

We all have days where we fall off track slightly and that’s ok. What’s important is making sure you don’t use that as an excuse to give up. Remember to forgive yourself for those one or two bad days, and then use it as fuel to keep going and maybe push yourself even harder.