The one thing on the very top of almost everyone’s New Year’s resolution is to lose that extra weight you’ve been carrying around, whether you’ve only just picked up a few pounds from the holidays or have been putting on the pounds for some time now.
Now, you might have been discouraged from past years when your New Year’s resolution hasn’t exactly gone the way you planned, but don’t worry! This year doesn’t have to be a repeat of that. You can be strong and have the dedication and motivation to push through and succeed in the goals you set for yourself.
Find the Motivation
Lack of motivation is what makes you give up on your resolutions to get in shape. Other commitments get in the way, and you struggle to find the desire to work out and get fit. It’s okay. It happens to the best of us.
What you need is a way to make getting in shape a bigger priority. One of the ways you can do that is by getting other people you know involved. If you start to depend on them to be at the gym with you and they start to depend on you to be there to help them out, you are much less likely to chicken out of going altogether.
With more people by your side, you can all succeed in those New Year’s resolutions. You can also make it fun by making working out competitive so you can challenge yourself. Or, alternatively, you could all join a workout class like Zumba or kickboxing to make getting in shape more entertaining for you.
Finding a Program that is Right for You
Every person is different, and everyone has a different type of physical activity that they like to engage in. While one of your friends might really like to swim, you might prefer playing racquetball. It helps if you enjoy working out, so you should try to compromise with your gym partners.
Also, you could enroll in a weight loss program or camp. If you need supervision or more of a push to get your workout routine started, I would suggest looking up the best weight loss camp in Utah. In a weight loss camp, you will be able to focus specifically on your weight loss goals.
By immersing yourself in a different environment, one that encourages healthy eating and frequent workouts, you can kick-start your weight loss and form habits that you can maintain for life. Like with anything else, forming habits takes time and dedication, but, in a weight loss camp, it becomes easier because your workout program is already planned for you.
Don’t Get Discouraged
The worst thing you could do is become discouraged because you’ve missed a few days at the gym. Don’t let anything get in the way of your health and your well-being. Make the commitment to get yourself in better shape today and actually reach those goals you set for yourself.
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By Kassandra Konecny
Kassandra Konecny has been a content writer for upwards of six years now and often writes about weight loss camps, gyms in Utah, and the downsides of plastic surgery. In her spare time, she attends the University of Utah and studies English to supplement her writing skills.