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How to make resolutions stick

Betty Doyling's goal this year is to drink two litres of water each day

Happy New Year readers! What a year!

We all know that this is the season for New Year's resolutions. It is very common to make huge resolutions at the beginning of the year that are impossible to meet which makes the path of success cloudy once the challenges of everyday life begin to set back in.

It is so important to start with attainable goals because, in the long run, they can be overlooked and you may feel it's all too tough.

Below are a few ways to make your resolutions stick:

Define your resolutions

Sometimes the reason that many resolutions and goals don't stick is because they are too vague in the beginning. Consider the way that you phrase your New Year's resolution as it just might be the key to reaching your goals. Instead of saying "I want to workout more" you could say, "I want to workout Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays".

Make your goals achievable

If you are new to training set a goal that is realistic for your current lifestyle. Plan out how you're going to achieve your goals to keep you on track. If your goal is unattainable, it is likely that you will feel disappointed and lose motivation when you are unable to attain it.

Write or record everything

One of the best ways to stick to any goal is to write down what you want to achieve. Take time to make a plan for how you are going to reach your goal. This will help you to stick to your programme and stay on track to accomplish your desired intentions.

With 2022 upon us, a couple of my goals are to make sure that I get in at least three weight training sessions per week and at least two litres of water per day. During the cooler months and being on the road a lot, I find it challenging drinking enough water. However, I will make sure that I carry my two-litre water bottle and finish it by day's end.

I am so excited to see how much progress we can all make together.

Go ahead and make that resolution and B-Active for life!

Betty Doyling is a certified fitness trainer and figure competitor with more than a decade of experience. Look for B. ActiveForLife on Facebook

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Published January 05, 2022 at 7:59 am (Updated January 05, 2022 at 7:55 am)

How to make resolutions stick

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