Wink’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2017- Get in Shape
The New Year is here and with the arrival of 2017 comes the chance to reevaluate your goals, prioritize your time and make some resolutions (yet again)!
Unfortunately, as we all know from experience, the making of the resolution and the achieving of it are two completely different things; “I’ll start next week, when I have some spare time, when the moon turns pink, when I wake up next to David Beckham”.
We have compiled a list of Wink’s top five resolutions for 2017 and included the pitfalls to avoid and some tips to help ensure your success.
1. Get in ShapeThis is in everyone’s top five and is something we would all want to achieve, eventually, usually without moving off the sofa. It’s easy enough to start an exercise program or pay money for a gym membership but the trick is to find the proper routine that will give you steady results and be easy to stick to. Take a look at these common mistakes so you can avoid making them this year.
Too Keen“I will exercise every day for 90 minutes!” or “I will never eat fast food again”
This is the mantra heard mainly in the first week of January but never seemingly lasting into February. This is the wrong way of going about it. It’s important to be realistic about your goals and not rely on the fleeting willpower that seems to flourish only on January 1st. Most of us are just not physically or mentally prepared for drastic lifestyle changes.
Vague Goal Setting“I want to get fit” or “I want to lose weight”
These are great sounding goals but what do they actually mean? What measurement confirms that you are fit? How do you know when you have done well or when you need make that extra push? Goals do not work unless they are specific so let’s get specific; “I want to get fit” becomes “I will do 30 minutes of exercise four days a week” and “I want to lose weight” becomes “I want to lose 10 lbs before Easter”.