Almost half of us make New Year’s resolutions, but did you know that only 8% will actually achieve these goals?
Topping the resolution charts each year are weight loss, living a fuller and happier life, and becoming healthier. It’s interesting how health and wellness are the areas where the majority of people seek to find change and betterment within their respective lives. Yet, it completely makes sense. When we take care of our bodies through exercise, nutrition, sleep, and relaxation, we reap the benefits in all other areas. I know from experience that when I consistently workout and eat well, the positivity penetrates through all facets of my life. Healthier people are happier people. Period.
For something so potentially wonderful, why is it so difficult to simply embrace change and achieve our goals?
Is it the overwhelming feeling we get from the required effort? Is it our lack of support or resources? Is it our fear of failure?
Whatever it is, we do not have to be part of the 92%: the resolution makers who lose sight of their goals somewhere along the way. Sure, there’s “always next year”, but why not start now? There’s room for each of us to improve, no matter the size of the goals that we create for ourselves.
How Can We Make It Happen?
1. Accept the fact that there will be setbacks along the way. Push through them.
2. Seek help. It’s easier to achieve a goal when you have a support system and someone to talk to.
3. Make goal(s) visible. Put them in written or photo form, in a location that will frequently keep you in check. Own it.
4. Keep track. Journal, Apps, Blog, Calendar, Checklists…there are many, many options.
5. Start small. Far fetched goals are oftentimes unattainable, as the required change is too extreme. Dream big, but dream realistically. Keep things simple & achievable and set small goals, eventually reaching bigger ones.
If they can change, so can we.
…and guess what? Fitness First and I have teamed up to offer you the chance to win one of three fitness inspired prizes to kick start your year and help you to achieve your fitness and health goals.
Okay, you guys! How exciting are these prizes? I believe all of the above items offer the reinforcement and motivation necessary in achieving your fitness and health resolutions, in one way or another. I selected these items, as I have found them (or similar versions of them) to be extremely beneficial in my overall quest for living a healthy life.
1) An iPod shuffle and a Subscription to Women’s Fitness Magazine
2) A Lululemon Weekend Warrior Bag
3) A Samsung Tab 3 (7″)
How To Enter (in 2 steps):
Step One. Leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question:
How do you plan to make 2014 your healthiest, happiest, fittest year yet?
Be certain that you include your name and email address. Your email address will not be published.
Step Two. “Like” Femme Fitale on Facebook, and “Like” the direct Contest Entry Post at the top of the Femme Fitale Facebook page.
Make sure you follow steps 1 and 2 in order to fully qualify to win!
Good luck, keep your goals in sight, and embrace the changes required to live a healthier and happier life this year!
Competition is open to Australian Residents and closes on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 11:59 PM AEST. The best, valid entries will be chosen as the winners by the Femme Fitale team and the three winners will be announced on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 on femme-fitale.com. Winners will also be notified by email.
This post and giveaway is brought to you in partnership with Fitness First. The prizes were donated as a part of their #changeforthebest campaign, inspiring Australians to take charge of their health and wellness in 2014.