1. “I hate it!!” One reason why people don’t keep their New Year’s resolutions is because they internalize something negative to their goal.  You will hear a person say “I hate exercise but I’m going to do it to lose this extra belly fat.”  That is too negative a thought to have about what you’re doing if you are serious about hitting your goal.  Most people can’t do something they hate over a long period of time, even knowing it will benefit them over the long run.  So to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you will love exercise.  Yes exercise is the best thing ever and you will tell yourself that daily!  Visit a retirement home or spend some time with your grandparents and you will appreciate having the ability to exercise.  Record videos of yourself in the gym.  Post on social media and encourage friends to join you to workout.  Read about results from exercise on google.  Read books on exercise and healthy eating.   Remember all the things exercise actually does….

It Can Make You Feel Happier. … It Can Help With Weight Loss. … It Is Good for Your Muscles and Bones. … It Can Increase Your Energy Levels. … It Can Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease. … It Can Help Skin Health. … It Can Help Your Brain Health and Memory.

2.  “Tell everyone” My favorite inventor had this habit of calling a press conference when he had an Idea for a new invention.  The public pressure would be so high after his announcement that it would force him to focus on creating his new invention.  My suggestion for you is to inform everyone you know of your New Year’s Resolutions and ask them to constantly check in on your progress.  You can trust that people will ask you if you have been hitting the gym, even if it’s to see if you have given up.  Utilize the energy from the expectations you put on yourself to fuel your desire to stay focused on your goal.  (Siddiqu “The Personal Trainer” new year’s resolution is to be able to run a 5 minute mile!!)   

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