New Year’s – the time we all promise to make changes for the better, especially when it comes to health and fitness. But how many of us keep the promises we make to ourselves? According to sources, most people give up their New Year’s resolutions within the first month – but why is this? Are we setting ourselves unrealistic goals? Or are we looking at resolutions in the wrong way?

Many people vow to change their diet and increase the amount of exercise in the New Year, but it is hard to get that motivation after an indulgent Christmas and when it is cold outside!

If you're going to set resolutions, be realistic, patient and have fun with it! Here are some easy tips to make New Year’s resolutions like an absolute boss and, of course, stick to them:

  1. Start thinking about your goals before the New Year. If after sleeping on it for a few days, you can't see it working out, you're probably not going to stick with it.

  2. Make more than one resolution! You don't need to make a hundred, but making a few can reduce the pressure on yourself.

  3. Don't just try and remove old habits from your life - losing weight, eating less junk food, etc... have at least one goal that adds something new - try a new sport, start that hobby you've always fancied, travel somewhere new...

  4. If your resolutions are going to include 'healthier eating', start by making small changes and adding them into your daily routine. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the Christmas period and, let's be honest, who doesn't sneak a few extra pigs in blankets on Boxing Day!? But if you want to target better nutrition, then no need for insane diets - Enjoy your food and get back to prepping lean, natural food at home with some quality ingredients. We're biased but our brand new Meal Prep Bundles can help with that!

  5. During the first couple of weeks of January, the gyms are full, and by February the New Year rush has died down. If getting fit or improving your fitness is on your list this year, supplement your healthier nutrition with attainable targets. Building a regular routine and having some specific goals in mind is the best way to stick with your fitness aims. Maybe it's time to sign on to that 5km you've always said you'd do, go and do that marathon or start a new sport this year? 

  6. Have Fun! Making resolutions isn't for everyone, but if you want to make some changes and goals for 2022, then you should enjoy them! No pressure or stress, just some things to focus on this year. 

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December 29, 2021 — Ben Smyth