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HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Struggling already to keep those resolutions? Dreading the upcoming weekend of temptation? 

Take a read of my coping strategies for how to keep your resolutions in 2015

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 small to no more than an hour. That way you’re not shocking your system and all of a sudden heading to the gym seven days a week! (None of my clients head to the gym seven days I week by the way, 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 is a lifestyle. So start small. 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 and we can talk through nutrition, teaching you how to enjoy the right foods for life. (Drop me a text to arrange 07748 298728).

Change one behaviour at a time 

Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time. Thus, replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time. Don’t get overwhelmed and think that you have to reassess everything in your life. Instead, work toward changing one thing at a time.

Talk about it 

Share your experiences with family and friends. Consider joining a support group to reach your goals, my Group Personal Training course is always incredibly supportive and I also have a group on Facebook where likeminded B-Fit clients support one another and share recipes. Having someone to share your struggles and successes with makes your journey to a healthier lifestyle that much easier and less intimidating.

Don’t beat yourself up 

Perfection is unattainable. Remember that minor missteps when reaching your goals are completely normal and OK. Don’t give up completely because you ate chocolate or had a big night out or skipped the exercise for a week because you were busy. Everyone has ups and downs; resolve to recover from your mistakes and get back on track.

Ask for support – seek professional 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 and 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? etc. I tailor a bespoke plan to YOU personally which means you will get better results in less time. I help women to easily and quickly change unhealthy behaviors and get results!

For a FREE confidential chat on your own resolutions and my strategies to help you keep them, arrange a one to one confidential B-Fit talk with me. Call or text me on 07748 298728 or email gaynor@b-fit.uk.com

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