Guest blogger Amy Leach gives us some tips on keeping those New Year's fitness resolutions.
|Amy Leach is the Fitness Center Manager at TCC's Metro Campus.|
Sure, we all usually make resolutions every year, but why don’t they usually stick? How can some keep them and others (the majority of us) forget about them by the time March rolls around?
Well, according to some experts, people often make three mistakes. These include: making too big and unrealistic goals, such as, “I want to lose 50 pounds by spring break”; telling the wrong people about your goals, such as those people who might put unwanted pressure on you and in turn make you feel guilty; and not focusing on why exactly you want to reach a certain goal. Finding the true reason behind your resolutions can assist in keeping your motivation in achieving them, such as “I want to lose 15 pounds because I want to be able to play with my kids without getting out of breath.”
One way to assist in setting and keeping resolutions is to make them SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, rewarding and timely. Be very specific, write down your goals, and keep them in plain sight, such as by your computer or on your refrigerator.
Remember, setbacks will occur but don’t give up! Just because a resolution ends up being broken does not mean that your goal will not be accomplished. Everyone falls short from time-to-time, so keep your head up and keep moving along. Ready, set, go!