10 TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR 2022 HEALTH & FITNESS RESOLUTIONS
Do you find it challenging to stick with your New Year's resolutions? You start the year feeling motivated and ready to conquer your health and fitness goals, but once February rolls around, you find yourself slipping back into familiar old habits.
If you can relate to this scenario, keep reading, as we'll share ten tips to stay focused and follow through on your New Year's resolutions.
1. Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals
The first step is to set some clear and attainable goals. What are you looking to get out of your efforts? Create a plan of attack for yourself by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals: - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Timely goals.
For example, instead of a vague statement such as "I want to exercise more," create a more specific goal like, "I want to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year by exercising three times a week and cutting out carbs." That will help set your plan in motion in terms of a proper exercise and eating plan. You'll also be more likely to achieve your fitness goals if you keep track of your progress each month.
2. Buy Yourself New Workout Clothes
Sometimes the most challenging part of beginning a fitness journey is getting started. If you constantly find yourself saying, "I'll start tomorrow," buy yourself a new, luxurious workout outfit or wardrobe to get excited.
Our best-selling YUMMY® Space-Dye pocket legging or our new Signature Biker Shorts are designed for maximum durability and breathability. Feel comfortable and confident as you begin your new health journey!
3. Invest in your Workout
Commit to conquering your goals by investing in a workout plan.
Whether you join a local gym (we recommend Shapes Fitness For Women), buy at-home equipment or workout videos, take the time to find and build a workout schedule that best fits your lifestyle.
4. Establish a Meal Prep Plan
If you are looking to lose weight, create a meal plan system. Look for recipes you like and prepare them every Sunday to save time throughout the week. For added health benefits, we recommend cooking with a crockpot or air fryer. Here are 30+ BEST Easy Meals to try.
5. Make Time to be More Productive
As the saying goes, good planning leads to good execution. Plan your days with purpose and intention. If you track your health and fitness goals, you can see how well you are doing. Don't be afraid to adjust your plan if you need to. Over time, those little accomplishments will pay off in a big way.
Going easy on yourself, and giving yourself space for proper downtime is essential. The demands placed on our lives everyday can be mentally and emotionally taxing. Taking the time to unwind and recharge allows you to give your all and be at your best for yourself and those around you.
6. Practice Mindfulness and Gratitude
Like moths to a flame, people are attracted to a positive attitude. Make a habit to start each day with gratitude. Give compliments freely and take less personally. Remember that everyone is fighting their own battles.
The behavior of others almost always has something to do with their own internal challenges. So if you start to have moments of doubt, practice a positive mindset to help you get in the right frame of mind.
7. Prioritize Rest
If you don't rest, it will be more challenging to maintain your health journey long-term. Give yourself enough time to sleep and allow yourself time to wind down before bed. Disengage from your electronic devices (and T.V.) at least 1-2 hours before you go to bed. Use this time to read a book, journal your thoughts, or meditate. You'll wake up feeling more refreshed, less anxious, and ready to conquer the day.
8. Realize you have the Power to Change
Your success or lack thereof is all up to you and the choices you make. The idea is to turn these resolutions into a lifestyle change that you enjoy and maintain. You have the power to make small changes each day to become a better version of yourself.
9. Find Community and Accountability
Accountability is essential when trying to reach your goals. Have at least 1 or 2 people you can lean on when you notice you are starting to slip from your goals. Whether a personal trainer, a health coach, or a friend, choose someone you can trust to motivate you to get back on track.
10. Reward Yourself
Don't forget to reward yourself! You should be proud of yourself every day when you take the initiative to become a better you. So each time you meet one of your fitness goals, reward yourself for meeting a new milestone. Treat yourself with a small portion of your favorite dessert, a new workout set, or new fitness gear to keep you motivated!
We hope these fitness goals inspired you! To find the perfect outfit to get you motivated for the New Year, shop our luxury women's activewear.
When you receive your new outfit, please post a picture of yourself using the hashtag #NewYearNewYou on social media and tag us @yummyandtrendy.
Happy New Year!
-The YUMMY & TRENDY® Team