How to make your ‘better body resolutions’ come true

30 12 2009

In two days, we’ll be bringing in a new year (and decade!), and you might be like me and have some fitness and health goals you want to accomplish. Well, here are some tips to help you get there:

  1. Come up with a fitness goal. And be sure to give yourself enough time to get there. Create smaller objectives as well, and treat yourself when you reach them; doing this will help drive you toward your bigger goal.
  2. Devise a workout plan. Try three 40-minute workouts weekly at specific times, and remember, your exercise schedule should be as important as your other tasks. Also, try switching up your exercise routine to challenge yourself and to keep from getting bored.
  3. Give yourself a reality check. This means being totally truthful with yourself about how fit you are. Focus on where you are currently and the improvements you have made.
  4. Get support. By working out with a friend, you’re less likely to ditch working out; you’ll also have emotional support. Try to find positive individuals who have the fitness lifestyle you want, but don’t compare yourself to “uber-fit types.”
  5. Eat healthier. You should eat the “best foods to fuel your body”- this includes a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and lean proteins. Additionally, you should drink at least six cups of water daily (and more on the days you work out).

Source: 5 Ways to Make Your Better Body Resolutions Come True




2 responses

30 12 2009

Thanks for this! I agree. My trouble is with “being realistic”. I often don’t factor in I’m a full time masters student with a job. Working out 2 hours a day… um. I need to tweak that!

I think I’m going to try 30min yoga sessions in the morning to start my day.

3 01 2010
Jamie Fleming

You’re welcome! Yeah, you definitely have to be realistic; good luck on your journey : )

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