The upcoming year will bring a myriad of different resolutions with a large portion being about trying to live a healthier lifestyle. These goals sometimes fail because they are unrealistic or a person does not realize the steps to achieve this goal. The other factor is that of motivation as many people suffer one setback then revert back to their old unhealthy ways. There are hacks that will help you with motivation if you are lacking and they are as follows.
Enlisting a fitness or health partner is extremely important. This person can help hold you accountable and if you both have goals you do not want to let them down. For healthy eating it is important that you try to convince your significant other or roommate to join in this endeavor. Even the most motivated of people might have a hard time if the person they live with is gorging on fast food on a nightly basis.
Writing down your goals is one thing but having a set plan can help you stay motivated. The plan should include milestones which are micro goals that help you achieve your final goal. If you are trying to lose weight you should have a monthly weight goal rather than trying to lose as much weight as possible. The gradual loss of weight is healthier than losing quite a bit of weight at once. Do not limit yourself just to one reminder and have posters printed out that will motivate you that state your goals. This doesn’t have to be a budget breakers as Vistaprint.com has coupons on Groupon to make this more affordable.
Social media is a great way to chart progress and to get encouragement of others. Everyone has seen an Instagram post with a transformation that is met with plenty of positive comments. You shouldn’t be doing this for other people but it doesn’t help having people comment encouraging words.
Staying motivated when trying to change your lifestyle to a healthy one is important. Nothing is easier than living an unhealthy lifestyle as food is easier to prep, watching Netflix is easier than exercising but these will never help you achieve your fitness goals.