There are ways to improve your chances of keeping your 2013 New Year’s resolutions. According to recent research is helps if you set realistic and manageable goals. If you’re trying to lose weight, say a stone or two, try setting a target of one to two pound per week instead of aiming for one big total weight reduction. It helps to break it down into smaller chunks.
It can help keep your motivation if you reward yourself when you reach a smaller target. We’re not talking cream buns here but perhaps a little treat like an extra special glass of wine with your favourite (healthy) meal.
The top tips for being successful include being specific about your goals. Don’t just say you want to get healthy write down a plan to go running or to the gym at least three times per week. Try to get some friends or family involved so they can encourage you and help you through the times when the going gets tough. Always have a time-table, stay focused and never give up.
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