After the indulgences of the festive season, we all feel the pressure to set intentions for lifestyle changes. With the more popular resolutions revolving around health and fitness, it can get overwhelming if you don't know where to start. Whether you've pledged to make this year your healthiest yet or the year you finally achieve your weight-loss goal, here are three tips that'll help you ease your way into the swing of things.
Make Small Changes
You don't need to dive head first into a daunting detox or sign up for 6 a.m. classes at the gym to reboot your healthy lifestyle. All the healthy changes you make, no matter how small, will add up to big differences. Can't quite commit to an hour-long gym session? Start by working up a sweat in your living room with a bodyweight workout that'll help you build your endurance at your own convenience.
Set Realistic Goals
Postholiday panic is real and can have you making unrealistic resolutions that do more harm than good. Push yourself to achieve amazing goals, by all means, but if the distance between where you are now and where you aim to be does more to dampen your spirits than inspire you, revise your goals and use positive affirmations to empower yourself and halt any negative thoughts.
Do What You Want
If the thought of signing up for a class or hitting the treadmill fills you with dread, you're more likely to put it off or give up altogether. Upping your activity level by doing something you like and gradually building up the intensity is a great way to stay consistent on your journey.