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No Excuses Fitness Resolutions

Are you one of those short term resolution makers, with an excuse for not sticking to your routine for your New 2016 body?  Well here we offer you solutions to the top excuses:

1. I don’t have enough time Solution: Wake up 15 minutes earlier during the week and incorporate a quick Total Body Workout that you can do at home.

2. I am exhausted at the end of the day Solution: If you are exhausted at the end of the day execute the “10 minute rule”. Start walking or doing some for 10 minutes; 99% of the time it will result in an entire work out

3. I don’t feel comfortable in the gym Solution: Pushups, sit ups, body weight squats, and lunges do not require a gym. There are many great workouts on Twitter/facebook and also the likes of POPSUGAR.  Follow them online and you will receive small achievable workouts to your devices daily to help motivate.

4. I don’t like to exercise Solution: Find an activity you like. Go for a walk in the woods,  join a dance class. Sign up for 5 km race or any exercise class. Embrace the power of many. Enjoy the social interaction with others that have similar goals and interests. It has been shown that adherence to a program increases as the social cohesion of the group increases. So what is your plan? How are you going to exercise more? Start with small yet incremental goals and experience the feeling of success NOT failure. This approach will create the motivation that you need to continue the journey towards your goal!

Remember it’s about Accomplishments

Keep your goals small with no major leaps.  The smaller the target means it will be more achievable and achieving them, will keep you motivated. Reward yourself for accomplishing goals. If you go a full week getting up 15 minutes early and incorporate Burpees every 2 hours in your work day, reward yourself with a fitness magazine and stay motivated!

Don’t be just another statistic of an unsuccessful attempt at a New Year’s resolution. In advance think seriously about your resolution, identify potential barriers, and develop a written plan. Don’t leave it to chance; your success is in your hands. Good Luck!   

We’d love to hear about your resolutions and help support you. So pledge your resolution on our Facebook and Twitter page and we will keep you up to date with little challenges and information to keep you going.

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