Make your new year’s resolution a SMART goal.
Come up with a goal that you will be able to attain and something that is realistic for your body and lifestyle. Choose a way to measure your fitness level—such as clothes size or weight—and make a goal that will me measurable within a reasonable time frame. Remember that healthy weight loss is one to two pounds per week, so keep this in mind when choosing your goal.
Weight loss and fitness shouldn’t be just a trend but should be an ongoing lifestyle change instead. Instead of going cold turkey and making unrealistic changes, make small lifestyle changes that you will be able to maintain over the long run. The small changes you make should be dependent on your individual goals and needs, but here a few ideas to get you started:
Healthy living doesn’t have to mean cutting all of your favorites from your diet—everything can fit, as long as you are reasonable! Make small, healthy changes each day for a long-lasting and nutritious life.