Broken Resolutions Already? Make A New Set Now
Get on track with your fitness goals and kickstart your healthy workout plan for 2018. The new year is an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being. Are you ready to welcome the new year with open arms?
Remember those New Year Resolutions won’t keep themselves! Psychologists have found that we're more likely to succeed if we break our resolutions into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based.
Only 8 percent of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions, according to one commonly cited statistic. There are many reasons people can't stick to their resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting derailed by small failures.
A recent poll of new year resolutions found that:
37% stay fit and healthy
32% lose weight
28% enjoy life to the fullest
25% spend less, save more
19% spend more time with family & friends
Elite Body Squad asked its ambassadors what they had in store for the new year...
Eat better, drink more water, get eight hours of sleep every night ... not easy with a tiny baby! Many of my resolutions are focused on living a healthier, more balanced life but I need to improve my mindfulness too, so I can be a better person and be around for those I care about the most. But hitting the gym is right up there, as I look at taking on a sensible post-baby workout plan. Watch this space!
My New Years resolution is to get a better sleeping pattern. Drink a lot more water because sleep & hydration in my sport is critical if you don’t get it just right.
I started out on this "fitness journey," to coin a phrase, two years ago and it was about this time I started to take it seriously. For the first 8 months, I had levels of commitment to my diet etc which I've not been able to match since. But I know that's what made me make massive progress relatively quickly. So, starting Jan 1st, I'm going mega strict on diet, increase the intensity of my workouts, cut out all alcohol and really push on. I turn 40 this year and I refuse to let age change me. I'll change the way I age.
My fitness goals for 2018 are to increase my strength - I've fallen off track with training so I need to be more consistent and also ensuring that I'm eating enough and eating healthy to fuel my workouts and get stronger.
Drink more water to keep better hydrated and maybe incorporate more cardio. I hate it but it needs doing. Set myself actual goals too.
I don’t create huge New Year's resolutions with regards health and fitness. I’m trying to live my life in a healthy way and fitness is already a big part of my life anyway. I can’t imagine my days without physical activities and controlled eating.
It’s not a burden for me, rather a pleasure. I love the fact, that it gives a frame for my days. It keeps me organised and happy. One thing though, which I would like to include into my weekly routine in 2018 is something I am planning to do for a while but never found the time or energy to do so.
It is nothing major just a bit of relaxation with self reflection and a good amount of stretching. People who are lifting weights on a regular basis tend to forget that this activity releases free radicals in the body and a big amount of stress hormones. This could lead to making us more edgy, irritable than we are by nature.
Do yourself a favour and sit down every now and again to think through your days and actions, get rid of your built up anger or frustration before you unleash them onto those who matter the most in your life.
The whole meditation business should not take longer really, than 10 minutes and it will cleanse your spirit and make you a better person. If you can add an extra 15 minutes of stretching to the end of this you will feel much more relaxed and probably will aid muscle development as well due to properly stretched tissue.
I like to think that sport should make us a better person with a nice "side effect" of fitness and better physical appearance.
Health, wealth, beauty, muscle, strength could perish due to unforeseen reasons within a very short period of time but your personality and you as a person is constant. Let's work on that beside the sport.