Fit Tip: Break Bad Habits
Monday Morning Fit Tip:
BREAK BAD HABITS
AND START NEW, HEALTHY ONES
Aristotle had this to share about habits: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Are you thinking about your New Year’s Resolution yet? Whether you’re looking to kick a bad habit or start a new, healthy one, the time to start is now! Experts suggest that it takes around 21 days to make a new habit permanent. This means that if you start practicing now, you’ll be setting yourself up for success come New Year’s Day!
Some Tips for Success:
Aim for consistency, not perfection. For example, your new habit might be eating all your servings of fruits & veggies each day. Then you have a busy week at work and all of the sudden you’ve missed 3 days. Don’t give up! Start again the next morning. Stay committed and you’ll see results!
Measure your results. Nothing motivates like success! Determine how you’ll track your success – you could keep a journal or ask a trainer to measure you each month. You could also measure success by how well you stay focused; each day re-committing to your new habit.
Ease into it. It took you years to develop the habits that you have right now, so don’t push too hard too fast. If you’re new to exercising, for example, and wish to make a new habit of working out every day, you may want to start with one or two days a week. After a few successful weeks without getting injured or burned out (which could happen if you go from 0 days to 7!), you can add a third day, etc.
Shout it from the rooftops! Tell everyone you know what you’re doing – in detail. That way you have extra motivation to keep accountable!
Start today to establish a healthy, new habit for the New Year!
Share your tips for success below!