Why wait until January 1 to become focused on your health and wellness goals? Believe it or not, now is as good of a time as any to dust off your resolutions that you made at the beginning of 2018 and make sure you complete them before the year comes to a close.
If you’ve found the busyness of work, family, and life obligations have gotten in the way of your healthy objectives for the year, stop — right now — and take the steps to change course.
Here’s how to do it, today …
1. Book your workouts. Call your Fitness Together (https://fitnesstogether.com/belleairbluffs/contact-us) personal trainer and recommit to your regular weekly (or more) sessions. Get those training sessions scheduled on the calendar a month in advance, so that you can work on building strength, mobility and cardiovascular health to help you feel amazing. If you’re already working with your trainer regularly, then add an extra session each week to up your game for the rest of the year.
2. Toss the junk. Rid your pantry and work snack drawer of junk. While you can’t control what other people are eating, you can control what you’re eating. If there are chips, candy and inviting unhealthy sugar-laden treats in your own home, car, bag or desk, then today is the day to get rid of it all. Put it all in the break-room for others to eat, donate it to a food bank or just accept it all needs to be gone and toss it all in the trash. Once it’s gone, don’t buy it again.
3. Write down your SMART goals. Did you say “I want to lose weight” this year as a goal? How about switching up that statement to be a SMART goal that you can strive for through the end of the year, with a measurable result. Try this … “I want to work out for 45 minutes four days a week, every week, through the end of December 2018.” Even though this goal doesn’t talk about weight loss, it is tangible, and you can attack it head on. Try writing down just 2-3 SMART goals for the rest of the year and pin that paper up on your fridge, mirror and computer screen.
4. Tell others and find a healthy buddy. While your Fitness Together trainer will be there to help you stay motivated during your workouts, it’s also great to find another friend who wants to recommit to being healthy throughout the remainder of the year (and beyond, of course). Find someone who wants to try out healthy restaurants and let those around you know you’re focused on exercising and eating mostly healthy food, so they can support you and try not to steer you off course.
While you don’t need to be perfect in your effort, it’s important to make small changes in the right direction. And won’t it feel good going into the new year on track to make 2019 your healthiest year yet? With these steps, you can set yourself up for success right now to be a healthier and happier you this year and next. Good luck!
JD Christie, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
OWNER, FITNESS TOGETHER BELLEAIR
JD is dedicated to living a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. “I enjoy challenging each client to bring out and utilize their full potential so they can live healthier and happier lives.”