2012 Resolutions: AreYou Sticking To Them?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It’s halfway through January—how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? By now many folks start forgetting about those big promises for the New Year. Believe me, you’re not alone! I’m trying hard to stick with my own resolutions. Let me tell you what I’m doing to keep on track for the long haul.

 

Review Your Resolutions
It’s important to reflect back on your original promise. Since I usually deal with food and nutrition 99% of the year, I decided to make a fitness resolution. I told myself I wanted to get back in the swing of things with my personal boxing trainer. But let me get more specific…here’s my full resolution:

“I will train every Tuesday from 12 to 1pm with Juan at I Train With Juan

Notice that I have the following questions answered: when, who, and what. Being VERY specific with your resolution gives you direction and keeps you accountable for your actions.

Be sure to review your own resolutions and make them as specific as possible.

Go Public
The second way I made myself accountable for my 2012 fitness resolution is by blogging about it and posting it on both twitter and Facebook. Hopefully this will get me some nudges on Tuesday mornings reminding me to head to my scheduled training session (hint…hint..). I am also lucky enough to find a trainer who’s aware of my fitness goal and texts me to confirm my appointment.

If you’re not into going that public with your resolutions, you can still make yourself accountable by writing or typing a contract on a paper. This contract can be private or you can ask a friend, co-worker, or family member to sign it too. Hang your signed contract on your mirror, closet door, or anywhere else where you’ll see it daily.

Check-In
It’s not only about making the resolution. Check-in with yourself monthly to review and even revise your goals. Set very specific and achievable mini goals in order to get to your ultimate 2012 goals.

TELL ME: How are you doing with your 2012 resolutions?

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3 Comments on “2012 Resolutions: AreYou Sticking To Them?



Tara Burner Says:

I didn’t do any resolutions :)



Michele @ nycrunningmama Says:

These are some awesome tips!! I had a bunch of goals that I wanted to achieve – and so far, I am doing pretty well with working towards them!! I find that taking them “public” makes them real – otherwise, it’s easy for me to blow them off b/c I feel like no one is watching =)



Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe Says:

I’m taking them one at a time, and making them personal. I have gone public with them on my blog and with friends/family too! I’ve done one, got my vision fixed through Lasik. Now that I’m working through the recovery from that, I can start focusing on some of the other ones!




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