In January, people are filled with motivation but unfortunately, that can quickly fade. A study by the University of Scranton found that only 8% of people actually achieve the goals they set for the new year. But don’t worry! We can help you stay motivated to achieve your health and fitness resolutions!
Starting something new can be hard. To combat this, create a support group filled with people who want you to succeed and if they’re also knowledgeable about fitness, that’s even better! Go to lunch… or better yet cook a healthy dinner together while talking about your goals and learning from their experiences. Ask them how they got started on their fitness journey, how they have stayed in shape and their routine now.
Have a Plan
Sit down and write down your exact goals. Make sure they are realistic for where you are now in life. For example, If you want to lose 50 pounds, don’t give yourself only a month to do it. Instead, start out by aiming to lose 10 pounds during the first month of your new lifestyle. A study by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, found that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams simply by writing them down on a regular basis. Check-in on your goals each week to reset your focus!
The Power of Clothing
If you’re thinking about skipping the gym that day, change into your workout clothes before making the choice. Once you already look the part, you might just feel more motivated. For those days when you’re at work or out and about, keep a workout outfit in your car. That way, you have one less excuse for staying out of the gym. It is a simple tactic that will do wonders!
If You Get Discouraged
We all get discouraged sometimes, but taking a moment to think about how far you have come will help you stick with your goals. This is also a great opportunity to ask for a little support. Whether you get a workout buddy or you ask us to create a tailored meal plan for you, we are here to help you reach your goals.
Whatever your goals are for the new year, we believe that with the right preparation and support, you can achieve anything! If you need help achieving your #weight loss goals, check out our medical weight loss program! Call 📞 us at 816-214-5276 or visit https://bit.ly/2NCVgxr to learn more.