So, you've set some healthy New Year's goals and REALLY want to stick with them this year. As the year rolls, keep coming back to this post for some inspiration on how you might stay on track.
Snag a buddy! Schedule workouts, walks, or food prep together over zoom to keep each other accountable. When someone relies on us, we tend to be more likely to stick to our commitments with them. Plus, studies show that working out with a pal helps you see results more quickly!
Put your money where your mouth is! When we've got something valuable on the line, we are more incentivized to make the most of it. Try handing over cash to a friend, and then earn it back by achieving your fitness goals. Hire a personal trainer, who will make sure you show up for sessions. In fact, you can put anything on the line: housework, movie tickets, whatever motivates you!
Shout your goals from the rooftop! Sharing your goals or workout plans on social media before it happens can help you stick to the plan. Your friends, family, and followers will be on the lookout for your updates... so you better deliver!
Sign up for a competition or a cause! Working toward a 5K, an obstacle race, or a charity run provides the motivation to get moving. You are more likely to put in the training time when you have a specific, time-bound goal; and even more so, when you know you are contributing to a great cause!
Compete with your friends! There are countless apps out there (MapMyRun, FitBit, MyFitnessPal, to name a few) that enable you to engage with friends and track workouts or other health goals. Keeping an eye on one another's progress is a great way to keep the motivation going.
And by the way, your health goals should be for life. Focusing on the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle may be enough to keep you self-accountable. Think about where you want to be in 10 or 20 years and keep that top of mind as you make health decisions every day. You CAN do this! CoreForm360 is sending good vibes your way! Learn more about us here...