Here’s 3 Fitness Resolutions For 2018
December 21, 2017
Wondering where to start with your resolutions this year?
The New Year is a great time for new beginnings.
And whether you are trying to get back in shape, maintain a healthy weight, or just stay generally active…
…here’s 3 examples of resolutions I’ve used for myself, and my clients.
The key factor here is creating resolutions that are focused on small, daily actions – instead of end goals (you’ll see what I mean below).
Don’t feel like you have to use these exact resolutions – take a look at your goals, and use these as examples of how to structure your resolutions.
Ready? Let’s do it!
Here’s 3 fitness resolutions for 2018:
Use the below format and write it down.
I ___________ will exercise at least 3x a week for the next 3 months. On the days that I don’t exercise I will aim to go for a gentle walk to continue moving forward.
This is focused on weekly actions, isn’t so big and scary that you will shy away from it, and has an end date.
Watch out! If you do this one you might not want to stop when you hit the end of 3 months!
I ____________ will reduce my serving sizes on all my meals, and if I am hungry will replace that food with green vegetables.
Again this is simple and straightforward.
Instead of going on a super strict diet, you are keeping it simple.
Plus – if you use this method you don’t need to track everything you eat.
Bonus Tip: To help with this buy smaller plates and choose bright colours like red, yellow or orange. When we have large white plates, our mind needs to fill this space, so by making it a coloured plate it removes this need. And reducing the size of this plate will force you to actively think about going back for seconds.
I __________ will do more incidental exercise.
It has been shown that incidental exercise can have just as much an impact on weight loss and health as exercise time in the gym.
When combined they genuinely deliver excellent results.
So what is incidental exercise?
It exercise that happens in everyday life, for example;
- Parking further away and walking
- Taking the stairs
- Standing instead of sitting
- Going for a minute walk every half an hour when sitting
You get the idea.
Making better choices when it comes to everyday life and making sure that you aren’t sedentary.
A measurable version of this would be:
I ______ will walk 10,000+ steps a day
Remember – the key bit about these resolutions is that they aren’t an END goal, but the small actions you take to hit that goal.
When you break your resolutions down into small, daily actions, it makes them far more manageable than a big, scary end goal.
Got a resolution you’d like some feedback on?
Send it over in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m happy to help out.
Ready to take the first step towards a healthier you?
Now, if you are serious about making some changes in your life, and you’d like the support and accountability to help you hit those goals…
Whether it’s getting back in shape and toning up…
Working on reducing your blood pressure or cholesterol…
Or just generally want to wake up in the morning feeling energized….
…Then now is the time:
Make 2018 your year, and take the first step towards a healthier you:
Happy New Years and may 2018 be your best year yet.
Lachlan “Excited For 2018” Farley