Having trouble keeping that New Year's Resolution to hit the gym?
Many people start the New Year with the best of intentions. They all want to have a clean slate and begin again as the clock strikes midnight. By now though some people find they aren't meeting their goals. Here are 5 factors that can hold you back.
You can't accomplish all your goals in one day or even one month. Time to start thinking of it as a marathon instead of a sprint. It may take the whole year to complete your goal, but as long as you stick with it you're making progress.
If you don't keep track of your progress it's easy to get discouraged. Keeping a journal of everything you do can help. Even if it is small things you complete, writing them all down will make them seem like a bigger accomplishment.
If something hurts when you do it then most likely you won't do it again. That's why becoming pain free can help unleash your energy to compete your goals. There are many solutions out there that can provide pain relief and get you back on track. If you're experiencing sciatica pain an SI Belt can reduce pain and inflammation by stabilizing your hips and providing compression for back support. If neck pain is holding you back try a Cervical Neck Traction Device that relieves muscle stiffness and soreness.
It helps if someone is on the same journey with you. Find a friend, family member, or online group to share your ups and downs with. They can also help motivate you if you're feeling like you want to give up.
It may be hard work, but if you can find a way to enjoy the process it goes a long way. Take a day off here and then or give yourself permission to have a cheat day. As long as you get back on track, a little enjoyment can go a long way.