It’s the beginning of a new year, the start of new beginnings. Motivation is at its peak and you decide to give yourself sports goals for the new year because you want to start fresh. You decide to take a subscription to the training room near your home. You also decide that you will give two nights a week to your new hobby.
A few weeks pass, you continue to train diligently. One week in February, you have a rave-up and can not go to the training room. The following week, you also have to miss one of your two weekly sessions because you have an important meeting at work.
Then, in mid-March, your friend tells you, “It’s been a few weeks since you’ve been to the training room!” It is not wrong, but you do not want to go either there because life is too busy and you are exhausted.
You chose an annual subscription, because the price was much more advantageous, but from now, you only pay for it because you will not train anymore. After all, you have been there a few times which is not too bad.
When summer arrives, you are disappointed and you say “I should have continued my training, I would be much better now!”.
…This little staging speaks to you? Do not worry, you are not alone. Taking sports resolutions is a very difficult goal. But we want you to be proud of yourself. So, here is 5 tips to help you keep your sports resolutions in 2019.
1. Set goals according to YOUR condition
Maybe you want to be accompanied in your adventure. This is excellent because working with others provides motivation. On the other hand, be very careful to set personal goals according to your abilities and not those of another person. This will be more than beneficial for you in addition to being more realistic. This is not to mention that you will have less chance to discourage yourself as well.
2. Establish “SMART” resolutions
A good resolution should be intelligent or “SMART” that stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realizable, Temporal.
What does that mean?
First, your resolution must be specific. You establish a clear sentence. It helps if the sentence can not lead to different interpretations.
This resolution must also be measurable. Give it some numbers. Do you have a weight loss goal? write the number of kilograms you would like to lose. Do you have a goal in terms of reps? Give yourself a resolution that will allow you to reach that number.
Then, a sports resolution must be achievable. Do not aim the moon if you do not have the rocket to get there. Make resolutions attainable for you and your personal goals.
A sports resolution must be Realizable. In other words, stay on Earth and choose sports resolutions that are possible. It is unlikely that you can train at 4pm if your work ends at 5pm. It is not recommended to plan a time of 20h on 24h either, well, you understand.
Last, but not least, a good resolution must be Temporal. Highlight dates in your calendar for specific steps, advancements, and more. Thus, it will be easier to focus and keep your motivation throughout your process.
3. Share your sports resolutions with those around you
As human nature makes us all proud (only a little or very proud), sharing your resolutions with the people around you can be a great way to keep your motivation active. You will also be less inclined to give up if several people support you in your journey to success.
4. Split your resolutions into several small goals
A big task is much more difficult than many small missions. Thus, we advise you to split your general resolution into several objectives. Of course, these small goals must be clear and precise because you do not want to “lose” yourself in the process. A good thing is to continually keep an overview and picture it as a “path” to your final resolution.
5. Be proud of your advancements
Being proud of the path you have traveled so far is a good way to stay motivated. Indeed, do not be afraid to reward yourself when you reach a goal. Also, always keep in mind that a resolution is about growing to a better version of yourself and that this change is positive. You will be fully satisfied when you will have achieved these changes in your life, so why not have fun along the way?
By following these 5 tips, you will have a better chance of achieving your goals and keeping your sports resolutions in 2019. So now, are you ready to start?
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