4 Tips to Stick With Your Resolutions
- by Encompass Fitness
- 25 January, 2021
January is one of the busiest months at the gym. With nearly 85% of New Year’s resolutions concerning fitness and overall health, people flock to sign up. However, come March, a mere 10% of those new members are still attending. So, how do you stick to your resolutions? As a personal trainer in Marlborough, MA, I’ve seen it all and I’m here to give you a few tips to make this year a successful one!
Set realistic goals
While pushing the limits can be a good thing, in some cases it’s the reason for failure. This year, reach for the starts but do it one step at a time. Set your end goal and give yourself time to get there. Start by talking with a professional health coach or trainer who can provide the information you need to set realistic expectations.
Find a personal trainer in Marlborough MA
Teaming up with a personal trainer accomplishes a few things. First, you’ll have an endless supply of knowledge that is trained to set you on a path for success. Your trainer will assess your current health and abilities and create a unique plan to help you reach your goal.
Second, having a personal trainer holds you accountable. We’ve all had those days where we just ‘don’t feel like going.’ But, that is the start of the downfall. Knowing there is someone at the gym waiting for your smiling face to walk through door will help to motivate you to go and stick with the plan!
Keep track of your progress
All too often, people forget to monitor their progress. However, this is a crucial step in helping keep you motivated! Sometimes we don’t feel like we see changes as fast as we’d like, or maybe the scale isn’t moving in the direction you’d like. It’s important to keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat, so your number going up could be a good thing!
Instead of basing your progress solely on feelings and scales, invest in a journal and track your measurements! You may be surprised at how much your body is changing (in the right direction).
Everybody needs a ‘cheat’ day. No, we’re not saying binge watch your favorite show all day while ordering pizza and indulging in your favorite dessert. Definitely not. Instead, allow yourself to take a break. Keep moving, but give yourself an easier day than normal. Treat yourself to pizza or ice cream, but watch your portions. You deserve it!
This year, set yourself up for a successful journey with a personal trainer in Marlborough, MA. At Encompass Fitness, our trainers not only have the personal experiences but the industry certifications to help you stick to those resolutions! Call us today for more information (508) 481-2294.