At the beginning of each year most people will set their new year’s resolutions. Many people will sign up on new weight loss programs and find new ways to eat healthy as part of their new year’s resolutions. Only a few of those people who set these goals actually end up sticking to them and achieving them though. According to forbes.com only 8% of those who set their fitness goals end up reaching them. The main reason why most people fall off the band wagon is because they are lacking the motivation and determination they had at the beginning. Things start coming up, they get busier, or in general they start coming up with excuses why they can’t eat healthy and why they don’t have time to go to the gym or exercise.
Finding that motivation can be hard, so here are a couple of tips that can keep you going strong. First tip is to take a before picture. By doing this you can track your progress better. You cannot always see your improvements unless you have something to look at, life a picture of where you started. Second, create a chart. Charting your weekly meals and exercise will keep you on track and also help you to plan ahead and be more organized so you don’t miss meals or workouts by mistake. Third, buy yourself a pair of “dream jeans.” I’m sure you have always eyed that pair of jeans that you’ve always wanted to wear but have never been able to fit into. By having that pair of jeans on hand you will help keep your goal in sight, and once you’re finally able to fit into those jeans it will be the best taste of victory!
With these tips, reaching your goals should be a lot easier! The main thing that you have to remember is that in order to reach your goals the fastest, you need proper nutrition. No matter how often you work out and no matter how many sit ups you do, you have to have proper nutrition. The nice thing these days for people who may not know how to eat healthy, is that it is really easy to go online and find healthy recipes, including a lot of low fat recipes. If you have the proper eating habits and you are following a regular exercise program, having that six pack show should be no problem.
Just remember that there’s a lot of other people out there have the same obstacles as you, and are just as busy or busier. The main thing that you have to learn is how to manage your time and find different ways to keep yourself motivated. Building healthy habits can benefit your life incredibly, and will have positive effects on reaching your goals and having an all over healthier lifestyle.