As the New Year approaches many reflect back on the previous year, and many look forward to what they want to accomplish in 2013. Often health and fitness remain at the top of people's New Year's resolution list. If this is you, set yourself up for a successful New Year and set goals instead of resolutions that are attainable.
If your goal is weight loss this year, set your goal and vision it. Modelmydiet.com is a website that allows you to put in your current statistics and what your goals are. It will then show you how your body looks now and how it will look at your goal weight. Use a model of yourself to be your motivation instead of an actual fitness model. The results are much more realistic.
Set small weight loss goals to achieve great weight loss goals. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds or more this year, try to set smaller goals. Give yourself until summer to lose 25lbs. Once you reach that goal use it as motivation to lose the final 25lbs by the end of the year.
Have you put a race or other personal fitness achievement on your goal list? Find the race you want to do and sign up. Do not procrastinate until you are ready or trained. Once that date is set on the calendar use that to motivate you to train. It’s a lot harder to back out once you’ve committed. If your goal is a Marathon, plan to do some smaller races, 5ks, 10ks, or a half-marathon leading up to your marathon. Use these races and achievements to keep you motivated to complete your final goal.
Whatever you set out to do in 2013, know that you are capable and your body is able to do a lot more than you probably give it credit for. Here’s to a successful, fit, healthy and happy New Year.