Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Goals

Welcome back after the holidays everyone!  All of us at Photofy wish you and yours a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season, no matter what holiday you celebrate!

I don’t know about you, but after all the delicious food I’ve eaten over the holidays, I likely put on about five pounds, (hopefully not more)!  With New Years right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start making a plan for a happy and healthy 2014…and we have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a very good year for all of us.

With the new year comes new enhancers from Photofy!  For example, Learn to love the burn.  It’s these famous words that are on one of our newest photo enhancing stickers; words that we’ll be living by in about a week’s time.

New Years Resolution Stickers

Being that losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution year after year, we compiled a few tips to help you stay on track this year – it’s time to make this year the year that you actually carry out your New Year’s resolution.

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Fitness Goals

Write it down.  I am a firm believer that you have to see it to believe it.  Put your goals down on paper and tape them to the fridge, your bathroom mirror, your closet – wherever.

Find a partner.  Working out is so much more fun when you have someone to be in misery with you.  Not only will a partner keep you accountable, they’ll also make you work just a little bit harder – because there’s nothing wrong with just a little bit of friendly competition.

Make a vision board.  Take an hour or so to go through some old magazines and create your 2014 vision board.  Paste workout routines, photos of fit people, recipes…whatever gets you inspired!

Track your progress.  Whether you take before and after pics or simply write down the distance you ran or walked each day, keep a journal of your progress.  You’ll be more pumped up to keep going if you see how well you are doing.

Create a routine.  Make time for your fitness goals, whether that means getting up 45 minutes early or dedicating an hour after work to your health.  Stick to it and don’t make excuses!  You wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth in the morning, would you?  Make your fitness regimen that vital to your daily acts.

Set realistic goals.  If you think you’ll go from couch to 5K in two weeks, you are setting yourself up for failure.  Make small but challenging goals for yourself.

Keep it fun.  Nobody wants the same old boring fitness routine day after day – and your body doesn’t like it either.  Trade one of your daily runs for a Pilates class, yoga or Zumba with a friend.

Eat clean.  Working out means that your body needs extra nutrients for energy.  Make sure you stay hydrated and nourished.  The healthier your meals, the more energy you’ll have for those workouts!