It’s always the same thing every year: “I’m going to lose these last ten pounds.” You set out of the gym the first of January with the same group of people making and breaking those resolutions after a week. Who actually LIKES going to the gym?! Yeah… there are some people that eventually turn into “gym rats” but it doesn’t always work that way with most. It’s time we cater our resolutions towards things that we LIKE to do and that makes us feel great.
We can better access our goals by finding alternative solutions that we wouldn’t mind doing in order to accomplish what we want to obtain. Instead of going to the gym, something most hate doing, we do something more actively fun such as a dance class or riding a bike up a more challenging trail. These things can make the world of a difference if you have a friend to enjoy as well. Make a friendly competition out of sprints to see who gets the fastest time or push each other so you can accurately stretch to do yoga poses.
Being aware of what you want to accomplish, especially if it’s the same thing every year, can help you figure out “trade-ins” that will progressively get you to your end goal.