By Abbe Baker for Clean Plates shares tips from experts on how to achieve your goals and make this your best year yet.
6 Simple Ways To Stick To Your 2017 Goals
We’re now three full months into 2017. By now, it’s likely you’ve abandoned some or all of those amazing New Year’s resolutions you made. Don’t worry—this is perfectly normal. There’s still plenty of time to make this your best year yet. We asked some experts to give us their top tips and tricks to help you reset your goals and stay on track:
SET REALISTIC GOALS
You swore you would go sugar-free. And also go to the gym for an hour every day forever. And also never eat bread again. But, perhaps a gentler approach might work better. Try making your goals more attainable, and start by knowing where you are currently, suggests Jose Luis Beltran, fitness manager at Rancho La Puerta. “Knowing where you are in order to know where you’re going is a key element for a successful wellness program,” he tells Clean Plates. “A simple assessment will help set up measurable goals.”
Once you’ve been on your wellness path for a while, “check in with yourself six to eight weeks later to measure your progress,” Beltran says. “This will help you decide whether to modify or continue with your current regimen.”
Tiffany Cruikshank, author of Meditate Your Weight and founder of Yoga Medicine, uses moderation to keep herself (or get herself back) on track: “My focus is on picking one to two days a week to enjoy the sugar, alcohol, or bread I cut out at the beginning of the year without going overboard,” she says. “The key is to slowly ease back into moderation to keep the momentum moving in a healthy direction.”
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