Now that January has officially kicked off, how many of you have already forgotten the resolutions you made only a week or two ago? We admit to having made multiple resolutions to work out every morning, to eat better, to quit various vices and start being kinder and then forgetting all about them not less than a week later. We love the energy that January 1st brings, especially if you’re able to wake up without a hangover, but that enthusiasm really does die down as the month goes by. Now, all is not lost. It’s barely the middle of January and we’re here to help you revamp your resolutions to make 2018 your best year yet!
IF you said you would wake up and gym every morning TRY walking 10,000 steps a day
The FitBit or a similar tracker is the best gift you can give yourself this year. Although it does other cool things like track your heart rate and sleep, we love the most basic function, the pedometer on this baby. Pushing yourself to go from couch potato to gym junkie in a few days is a tough resolution to keep, even for the most committed. Why not take baby steps and start with something much more achievable like a mere 10k a day (steps not km!). Use your FitBit to track how many steps you do in a day and reward yourself with an extra episode of Stranger Things for every time you go beyond 10k! Trust us, this is a great way to kick start a fitter lifestyle.
IF you said you would quit smoking TRY smoking only on weekends
Smoking has to be one of the hardest habits to kick and almost every smoker vows, at some point or another, to break the habit completely. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy. Rather than going cold turkey, why not take this one step at a time? First decide to smoke only on special occasions like the weekend. You can then try to cut it down to only Friday and Saturday nights followed by only once a week. Once you reach the point where you can get through six days without a cig, what’s another 24 hours?
IF you said you want to read more TRY reading 10 pages a day
There is absolutely nothing wrong in starting small. Many of us spend most of our days glued to some kind of screen that there is a sense of satisfaction that comes with turning the pages of a good book. However, telling yourself to read one book a month can become daunting, especially when it’s January 15th and you’ve still got 500 pages to go. Why not take this in steps and start off with ensuring you read 10 pages a day- that’s less than 10 minutes! Slowly increase your pace till you get to your goal of reading at least one book a month.