How are your new year's fitness resolutions going? Back to you're old habits? Yeah, we thought so. Don't worry, you're not alone. According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February.
So what can you do to get back on track with your fitness goals?
1. Find an exercise buddy
If you commit to meeting a friend for a walk or run, you're more likely to show up. It might be tempting to skip that run after work, but you won't want to let your friend down if you've already committed to the workout.
2. Sign up for a challenge
If you sign up to a fun run or other challenge and you part with some hard earned cash to participate, your not going to want to waste that money. It will encourage you to train for it too so you get a good result.
Look for events that are coming up in 6-8 weeks so you don't lose motivation.
3. Write your goal down
Make your goals real by writing it down is the advice of motivational speaker Tony Robbins and entrepreneur Richard Branson.
"Ever since I was a child I have made lists of all kinds, including short-term tasks, long-term goals and resolutions. It's how I make sense of the world, bring order to the ideas in my head, and start turning them into action," writes Branson, in a 2017 New Year's Day post on his blog.
4. Get professional help
Get some professional help from a personal trainer or a nutritionist. They'll give you great advice about reaching your goals and keep you accountable with regular appointments.
5. Don't be too hard on yourself
It takes time to see fitness results, so don't be hard on yourself. Things happen and get in the way. Stay focused and you will see results.
Don't give up. Tomorrow is a new day.