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looking good, feeling great!
with Carla de Nijs, Remarkable Women’s Health & Fitness
New year, new decade, new resolution!
I hope you all had a great 2019!
We’re already in February 2020. Can you believe it!!?? New year, new decade, new resolution?!
Chances are at some time in your life, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then gave up on it. Every year, New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by mid-February as people revert to their old ways.
How about stopping the cycle this year? If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy and fit, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks.
Here are some tips on how to keep your motivation for health and fitness going year-round.
Wellness doesn’t happen overnight, so be patient with yourself! Long-term results are best achieved through small, gradual changes. Want to lose 10 kgs? Aim for ½-1 kg a week. Want to run a 5K? Start by running 1K every few days. If you go all out and push yourself too hard, too fast, you may find it difficult to maintain new habits and end up giving up altogether.
Visualise a list of goals
Seeing is believing. Create a list of the health and fitness goals that you want to hit this year. Once you see this written down, visualise it in your head. This will help you get a routine going. Put them on your fridge to keep yourself accountable.
Beat your excuses
We have heard almost all of them that are out there. Before you know it, they all pile up. Don’t let one tough day or moment take you off track from your goals. Defeat them and start again!
Keep it fresh
No matter how and when you choose to move your body, it should be enjoyable and for the purpose of celebrating it, not punishing it. Hate the treadmill? Try a group class instead. If you’re already going to the gym regularly but find it hard to stay motivated, try something new to boost your motivation and challenge your fitness.
Realise the positivity fitness can bring to your life
Exercise and fitness contribute to a healthier lifestyle which, in turn, contributes to a happier person(win-win!). Whatever your goal is when you begin your fitness journey, keep in mind the improvement you’re making to yourself overall, both physically and mentally.