Another year has come and gone, which probably means making the same resolutions as last year. Keeping big, long-term promises can be difficult, so the Doc has put together his top three tips to stick-to-your-new-years-resolutions this year.
- Make your goals SMART
Research has found that the most effective goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. Most people resolve to ‘lose weight’ or ‘get fit’ without really knowing how to get there. It’s important to know exactly what you want to achieve and how you’re going to achieve it, so make this year’s resolutions more specific. For example, aim to eat at least three servings of fruit every day; train for a 10km race in six months; or maybe commit to one of the Doc’s healthy menus for our new upcoming eight-week challenge. #TDKA8WC
- Start with just one
Setting too many goals is one of the reasons so many resolutions go unresolved every year. You’re trying to do too many things at once and you can lose focus, energy, and motivation. Instead, try focusing all of your attention on one important goal. Once you’ve achieved the first one, you can move on to the next. This way you’ll avoid spreading yourself too thin and simply giving up on your resolutions when they get too hard.
- Get support from friends and family
Having a good support system can mean the difference between achieving your goals or falling off the wagon. It’s great for keeping you motivated and accountable while you work towards a new you. Make sure you explain your goals to your support network and why they’re important to you, as well as how they can help you achieve them. Better yet, ask your friends and family to work towards their goals with you, by starting an exercise group or joining a social sport team.
The Doc is making it even easier to stick to your goals in 2017 with his New Year + New You fat loss package. Make an appointment or visit the Doc’s website now to receive your first order on 10 January.
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