New year, new you right?! Yup, that’s how many of us start the new year- getting fit, eating right, saying goodbye to sweets. It’s easier said than done but if we work on small changes instead or find a buddy to keep us accountable, you’ll be more likely to stick to it. You should also write it down to remind yourself what your goal is.
Keep scrolling to find 5 helpful tips to make sure you start and keep your New Year’s resolution!
- Be Realistic– Set small goals that will help you get to the huge goal. For instance, instead of removing dairy, bread, alcohol, sweets, red meat, etc. all at once from your diet. Start by removing one food group each week. When you reach each step reward yourself with a little something for getting to that next step. Map out your goal, if you want to lose weight, write down the pounds you want to shed, then set a time frame.
- Purge your pantry and fridge- If your new years goal is to cut back on sweets or lose weight, don’t bring candy, junk food, ice cream, or candy into your house. Fill your fridge with veggies, lean meats, non-dairy milk, fish, etc. If you have a sweet tooth keep some dark chocolate in the house or make frozen dark chocolate PB banana bites (so yummy).
- Buy New Workout Gear- You’ve heard me say this before but when you look good, you feel good. A new pair of leggings or workout sneakers can also work as a motivator to get to the gym. Plus, you work harder when you are comfortable.
- Track your progress- there are so many apps that help track your steps, calories, activity. Recording your progress will also help motivate you and remind you to get off the couch and take that yoga, spin, or HIIT class you love.
- Give Yourself A Cheat Day- You have to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve put in BUT a cheat meal doesn’t mean eat an entire pizza on a Saturday night. It means enjoying brunch with friends on a Sunday without feeling guilty.
I hope these tips help you get a bit closer to your goal! What changes do you guys make or what are some ideas you have?
Thanks for stopping by! Xo, B!