As the calendar flips to a new year, many of us are excited to start fresh and set new goals for ourselves.
Did you know that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place to make your resolutions stick.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some expert tips from Greg and Tawna, owners of Hidden Gym in the DFW area, to help you achieve your goals and make long-lasting changes to your health and fitness.
1 – Start with habits.
One of the biggest obstacles to achieving our goals is breaking old habits and forming new ones. Greg, a personal trainer and healthy lifestyle expert, says “you are what you repeatedly do.” To create lasting change, you need to make your goals a part of your daily routine. Break your goals down into small, manageable steps, and make a checklist to keep track of your progress.
2 – Find accountability.
Accountability can be a powerful motivator when it comes to achieving our goals. Having a workout partner, personal trainer, or even just a friend to check in with can help keep you accountable.
Joining a fitness group with like-minded people is another option to help you stay on track and motivated. At Hidden Gym, you can work with a personal trainer or attend group fitness classes to get the support you need to achieve your goals.
3 – Mix it up.
Boredom can be a major roadblock to achieving any fitness goal. It’s important to audit yourself and figure out what exactly is causing you to fall off the wagon.
Is it boredom with your workout routine? Is it poor time management? Is it a lack of accountability and support from your surroundings? If so, consider adding variety to your routine by trying new classes, working out with a friend, or hiring a personal trainer. Tawna, an IFBB bikini pro, recommends mixing things up to keep your workouts interesting and engaging.
4 – Track your progress.
You can’t manage what you don’t measure, right?
Tracking your progress can help you stay motivated and see how far you’ve come. Use a journal, tracker app, or habit-sharing app to keep track of your workouts, meals, and progress toward your goals. You’ll be able to see how far you’ve come and identify areas where you need to improve.
5 – Remember, discipline over motivation!
Finally, it’s important to remember that motivation can only take you so far. As Greg notes, “Ultimately, discipline has to be greater than motivation.” Motivation may get you started, but it’s discipline that will keep you going when the going gets tough. Make your new habits non-negotiable; they should be a part of your daily routine. Only then can you stick to them even when you don’t feel like it.
Making your New Year’s resolutions stick requires discipline, accountability, and a willingness to mix things up. Now that you have these expert tips, it’s time to put them into action!
Start by setting small goals and practicing one or two new habits that support these goals. And if you live in Allen, Dallas, or Plano, come check out Hidden Gym and see how we can help you achieve your best self! With personal trainers, group fitness classes, and a user-friendly app to track your progress, you’ll have all the tools you need to make your resolutions a reality.
Grab your free day pass here and make yourself proud this year!