Every year we make those pesky New Year resolutions. We either want to stop swearing, make more money, or lose weight. While cutting out the F-bombs and taking on more work is tricky– making the commitment to do something solely for yourself especially when you’ve got everyday, real life things going on that you cannot change or avoid. In reality, this is the year for you to get fit. Here’s why!
Set a Goal
First, things first. Set a goal. Don’t be that person that just hopes for the best and gets nothing in the end. It’s proven that if you set a goal, you’re more likely to achieve that accomplishment. Don’t make your goals outrageous. That is where most people fail when it comes to goal setting or in this case, resolution making. They set their standards too high and this makes for a lesser chance that your goal will be met.
Who Are You Doing it For?
If you said that you’re going to workout and get fit, to keep your resolution for your family, the people around you, or any one else in general–STOP. Don’t even bother moving forward with your goal. The answer to this question is simple. You’re doing this for you and you alone. While those people that surround you may be a support system, you aren’t doing it for them.
Reasons to Get Fit
Set an Example
While you’re doing this whole “get fit” thing for yourself, think of the example that you’ll be setting for those around you. It’s a great feeling knowing that you are an ambassador to those people around you when it comes to becoming the person that you physically want to be.
If you’ve got struggles, let them be known. Someone may have tips or tricks to combat those struggles when it comes to getting back on the bandwagon. Maybe you’re not seeing the results that you want, ask for help. By doing these things on top of working toward your goal, you set an example to those around you.
Get Off Those Meds
It’s crazy how your weight determines so many factors in your life. It can cause diabetes, certain cancers, sleep apnea– The list goes on and on. If you suffer from an illness or disease that they believe can be cured by getting fit or significantly rendered, why no do so? Working out is a whole lot cheaper than doctors appointments and the prescriptions that you may be on.
Another perk of getting fit, some insurance companies have discount plans for people that workout. You may even be able to get a gym membership through your insurance at a cheaper rate. Work out, pay less seems great, right? Perfect for your wallet and for your physical health!
Accomplish Your Goal
Remember that goal you set? The one where you wanted to stop swearing, make more money, or lose weight? Think of how you can accomplish it and go for it. If you’ve set a goal, you’ve probably already come up with ways to accomplish it. This is a big reason to get fit this year.
Think about it… If you make a small goal and stick to it, more than likely next time your goal will be a little bit bigger. Each time you set a goal you’ll make progress in not only making bigger and better goals to meet, but you’ll also push yourself to meet them.
One thing with goals, you don’t have any trouble at all with practicing your patience– Or should I say, trying your patience? One thing you will find is that your patience will be tried. You will get frustrated and you will want to quit. That is ok, it’s all normal. But don’t give up. Don’t let yourself get discouraged when it comes to frustration.
You will learn to practice patience and for this you will be thankful. You will learn to practice patiences in all aspects of your life. If you’re normally a frustrated person, you can work your frustrations out at the gym!
One greatly, amazing thing about getting fit? THE SLEEP. Whether you workout in the morning or the evening, whichever fits better in your routine, your body will be exhausted by the end of the day. When it’s time to go to sleep, you’ll be able to sleep well too.
On top of your every day tasks, you’ll have your workout too. While your everyday tasks may be mundane, they are still work that your body has to accomplish. Add your workout to the mix and you’ll have a full day and a great nights sleep.
With all the other benefits of getting fit this year, you’ll also have the confidence factor to add to your list of things to check off. I don’t know about you, but being the bigger person at the beach isn’t always the funnest– It does not exactly make you feel as if you are the most attractive person alive. But if you’ve made the commitment to getting fit, then you’ll have no problem with finding the confidence when you meet your goals.
Confidence comes from within and while you may not have met your goal of losing 30 pounds by the summer or maybe you didn’t make your second goal of fitting into your skinny jean, you will still have a sense of confidence that you didn’t have before.
While getting fit isn’t just about losing weight or toning up, it’s about making yourself feel good and giving you the ability to say that you made a goal and stuck to it. You’ve accomplished what you wanted, taken back your own self, and learned that you’re fully capable doing just about anything. Don’t be afraid to make New Year’s resolutions and certainly don’t hesitate to go for what you want. You may slip up and you may forget, but that is ok. Get back on the horse and keep going. Tell us some of your New Year’s resolutions. Any success stories? Tell us how!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+