Fit Friday: Sticking To Your Resolutions

dFINE Fitness shares tips to help you stick to your resolutions

It’s that time of the year when everyone starts making their New Year’s resolutions! While many people get started on the right foot, only 8% follow through with their goals.

Whether it be losing weight, becoming more active or just working towards a better you, Annie and Chris Mello stopped by the KDLT Orange Couch to share some tips to start 2015 off right and end it right too.

Add, don’t take away
Do something philanthropic each day, add more water, veggies, sleep etc. Do something you are afraid of each day (this can be big or small). Run a mile, do a pull-up, workout for a cause etc.

Make your goals simple
Your goals should be so simple a 6-year-old child could understand. The more clarity and decisiveness you have with your goals the easier it will be to stay on track with them and not let distractions get in the way. Nix the long laundry list so you are able to have quality over quantity and not feel overwhelmed with goals needed to be attained.

Paint a picture …literally!
Our brain thinks in pictures, not words, so when you literally draw what it is you want, your brain understands the language and can get you there much more efficiently.

Think of your goals as life or death
If your child was in a car that was on fire you would do whatever it took immediately to get your child out. So why can’t we create that urgency with our goals? Even though you and your child’s life are not at immediate risk, your success and happiness might be.

Want it more than you don’t
We have all heard the term “When there’s a will there’s a way.” This is true. When something means a lot to us it is not going to be easy to attain and there is always a price to pay, but when we have “the will” the price is to pay gives us clarity and makes it worth it! Success happens when your desire to do becomes greater than your desire to don’t.