You know you should exercise. In fact, you want to exercise. But it seems like no matter how many promises you make to yourself, you end up ditching the resolutions by the end of January. You’re not alone: A full 92 percent of people never end up keeping their resolutions, fitness or otherwise. Yikes!
So what do you do if you want to be one of the impressive 8 percent? Good question. From CoolSculpting to a surprising approach to apps, here are some tips that will point you in the right direction before the New Year rolls around.
- Stop Planning Morning Workouts
Now, this isn’t true for everyone. But many people hate working out in the morning. The pre-food, still-sleepy hours are a terrible time to do your best, and many people can’t make it happen. They re-establish their determination every night, then re-fail every morning. Instead of fighting it, just find the best time of the day to work out for you. Maybe that’s at 9 p.m. Okey-dokey, then!
- Plan Your Next-Best
Most of us don’t have a perfect workout record. In fact, no one does. We set ourselves up for failure, though, by believing it’s necessary to have one, and then enter a workout-or-bust loop that ends in “bust” more often than “workout.” Take bust out of the picture. Instead, plan your next best. If you can’t work out that day, what will you do instead? For instance, can’t handle that hour-long elliptical sesh? Head outside for a ten-minute walk instead.
- Ditch the Apps
How often have you gone to upload your meal to MyFitnessPal, only to realize 15 minutes later that you’re still scrolling Instagram and have forgotten about your food journal altogether? Curb this time-waster by going old school and using a paper planner instead. It’s not that hard; just write down your calorie counts and exercise amounts, and use good old-fashioned math instead of algorithms. Good for you, good for your brain.
- Incorporate CoolSculpting
Believe it or not, body contouring is one of the best things you can do to stay on track with your exercise goals. Why? Because people who notice the same trouble spots over and over again, despite exercise, tend to assume “it’s not working.” Really all you need, though, is a little help with those sticking points, which is where safe, effective CoolSculpting comes in.
If you’re ready to get that body you’ve always wanted, come see us at New Image Body Sculpting in Glendale, CA. We’d love to discuss a proactive plan for getting the best body you’ve ever had. Give us a call at (818) 927-6355 and let’s get started.