Are you struggling already to keep those resolutions? Dreading the up-coming weekend of temptation?
Well, help is at hand …
Have a read of my 5 coping strategies below for how to keep your resolutions in 2017 and beyond !
- START SMALL
Make resolutions that you think you can keep.
If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule two or three days of exercise and keep it short to no more than an hour. That way you’re not shocking your system and all of a sudden heading to the gym 7 days a week. None of my client’s do this. I believe in teaching the ‘right’ exercise that saves you time and gets you results.
Do not diet. Getting it right and sticking with it is about making a decision and acknowledging that you need to stick with this for life. It’s a lifestyle choice.
In my B-FIT B-FABULOUS 21 DAY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, one of the main things we do is cut out gluten. If you can maybe focus on just that for a couple of weeks and see how you feel.
Remember, if you’re really stuck with your eating then you can always arrange a FREE confidential chat with me. We can talk through your nutrition, and how you can enjoy the right foods for life. Drop me a text on 07748 298728 to arrange a call.
- CHANGE ONE BEHAVIOUR AT A TIME
Unhealthy behaviours develop over time. Therefore, replacing unhealthy behaviours with healthy ones also takes time. Don’t get overwhelmed and think that you have to re-assess everything in your life. Instead, take baby steps and change one thing at a time.
- TALK ABOUT IT
Share your experiences with family and friends. Having someone to share your struggles and successes with makes the journey to a healthier lifestyle that much easier and less intimidating.
Consider joining a support group such as my GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE which is always incredibly supportive. The current one is full but the next one kicks off in February. Text me on 07748 298728 for details and to secure your spot.
I also have a B-FIT FACEBOOK GROUP where like-minded B-Fit clients support one another and share recipes.
- DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP
Perfection is unattainable. Minor mistakes when reaching your goals are completely normal and ok. Don’t give up completely because you ate chocolate, had a big night out or skipped exercise for a week because you were busy. Everyone has ups and downs. Learn from your mistakes, brush yourself down and get back on track.
- ASK FOR HELP
Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and ability to manage stress caused by your resolution. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own, consider seeking professional help.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you wouldn’t cut your own hair or fix your own car unless you’re a hairdresser or mechanic reading this. With so much conflicting and untrue information out there when it comes to weight loss and getting fit, it’s important to firstly understand that you are unique and your body/goals will not be the same as the next person. You need to find what works for you.
When I take on new clients, the journey starts by really identifying where you are now and where you want to be. What is your lifestyle like? Do you have limiting injuries? and so on. I tailor a bespoke plan to you personally which means you will get better results in less time. I help women to change unhealthy behaviours and get results fast.
For a FREE confidential chat about your own new year resolutions and strategies to help you keep them simply call/text me on 07748 298728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling.
Love Gaynor x