New Year’s resolutions: They’re easy to make and just as easy to break. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Use these tips to help see your way to a happy, healthy new year:
- Get an accountability partner to help with rough patches wen you aren’t in the mood to workout or need an extra little push to keep motivated
- Be clear and realistic about your goals. If your intent is to lose weight, set an amount and date to reach that amount. If it’s to get in shape, set a date and maybe choose an event like a 5k or obstacle challenge
- Don’t rush. Make small adjustments every day to incorporate
- Write down your plan and how you’re going to reach your
- Don’t let little backslides in diet or workout derail your end
- Tracking your progress (recording weight loss, counting calories) can help keep you motivated as you reach your
- The national Kidney Foundation uses a process called SMART goals to help people achieve their resolutions:
- Specific: State your goal exactly, keeping in mind the who, what when and where.
- Measurable: The ability to review and follow your progress is important to success.
- Attainable: Your goal should be something you have the resources to achieve ( equipment, finances, time)
- Realistic: Goals should be something reasonable to achieve.
- Trackable: Write down or digitally record your efforts to keep on track.