It’s that time! We’ve all got our 2017 resolutions on the mind. Whether it’s shedding some pounds or better health overall, here are some foolproof strategies to help you stick to your goals.
1. Resolutions should be both specific and measurable.
A recent study showed that vague, broad goals can make people depressed. Break down goal components with numeric benchmarks and keep a checklist to solidify the task and keep you on track. Make sure your goals are measurable, results-focused and time-bound with our Fitness Resolutions Kit and Atlas Wristband.
2. Resolutions should be manageable rather than a fantasy.
Creating a new habit doesn’t happen overnight and you don’t want to burn yourself out. Your brain likes comfortable old habits over new, different ones so the key to sustainable goals is to make small changes gradually. Start with walking a few miles a week, then increase to jogging, and then running over a few months. Try these Lumo Run and Fitbit Flex 2 to monitor your progress and set goals over time.
3. Break up the goal
Thinking about small daily goals rather than the bigger picture. Think 10k pushups a year to 192 pushups every week to 28 a day. Way easier right? Create achievable steps with Garmin Vivoactive HR and Misfit Ray.
4. Question your motives and don’t be afraid to scale back
Superficial goals can lose appeal after countless weeks of exercise and diet. Think about it instead of a path to health and happiness. In addition to looking better, regular exercise lowers cholesterol, boosts overall energy and increases happiness. Ask yourself: why did you make this resolution and what do you really want to achieve? Deeper intentions can make all the difference in sticking to your resolutions. Try our Wellness Kit and Fitbit Charge 2.
5. Keep a schedule, but keep it interesting
Time management is key for accomplishing any goal. Make your fitness routine work for you, whether it’s in the early morning or after work. Remember to change it up too so you don’t get bored. Experiment with different kinds of workouts like yoga, kettlebells, and rock climbing in addition to your standard treadmill and weightlifting regimen. Measure diverse workouts with Beast Sensor and Fitbit Alta.