Tips to thriving through the New Year’s resolution mid-month slump

Mid-Month Slump
How is your commitment to your New Year’s resolutions? Some individuals tend to lose steam and momentum at the mid-month mark because they take on too many goals or change their schedule entirely in order to achieve certain goals, for example going to the gym 3-5 times a week or following a restrictive diet. If you find yourself slowing down or wanting to throw in the towel, here are some tips to get you through the rough patches and come out thriving. Take small steps If you want to implement a new fitness or nutrition regimen, start small. It is the small things we do in life that make the biggest differences. You don’t lose weight overnight nor do you gain the strength to complete a race. It’s about starting small, adjusting along the way and implementing good habits everyday over a period of time. If you don’t see positive results right away, don’t give up, know that every step you take is leading you towards your ultimate goal. Focus on the big picture Focusing on the big picture goes hand in hand with taking small steps. What is your ultimate health and fitness goal? Is it to hike the Grouse Grind or simply keeping up with your grandkids? Whatever your goal may be, remember that there’s no single way to achieve that goal. For example, increasing your workout regimen doesn’t entail spending more time at the gym. Keep moving by trying out a variety of fitness classes or winter activities that suit your lifestyles and needs. Resting is part of the process If you’ve starting a new fitness regime and have increased your physical activity, remember that rest is part of the process. It’s during our downtime that our bodies repair and get stronger. Give yourself a day or two to rest after a rigorous exercise and ensure you supplement with appropriate supplements to help maintain good joint health. Setting New Year’s resolutions doesn’t only occur in January and it’s okay to fall off the wagon. Remember you have the choice to set good intentions, take action and set new goals for yourself. By: Justyna Zarzeczny