most people, failing to keep their New Year’s resolution isn’t due to a lack of desire; it’s typically a result of lack of preparation
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Rockford, IL (PRWEB) January 08, 2015
As people everywhere ring in the New Year, resolutions will be made for a myriad of goals. From weight loss to healthy eating to starting a fitness regimen, people are determined to start the New Year off right by embarking on a journey of personal improvement. Even with the best of intentions, studies show that by the end of January, nearly 35 percent of people who began a resolution involving fitness will no longer be on track to accomplishing their goals. By mid-year, 55 percent of people will have abandoned their resolution altogether.
“For most people, failing to keep their New Year’s resolution isn’t due to a lack of desire; it’s typically a result of lack of preparation,” said Oscar G. Castillo, CEO and Founder of KX Evolution, Inc., creator of the fitness brand Kardio-Xercise. “We’re all familiar with the old adage, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail.’ To ensure a successful 2015, the team at Kardio-Xercise has put together our top five tips to help you keep your fitness resolution and make this your best year yet.”
1. Make the decision! Choose to make a change – a meaningful change. Working to achieve a fit body is like a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time and dedication to accomplish your desired results. In many cases, making the commitment to be fit will require more than a few simple changes – it will require a lifestyle change.
2. Set a realistic plan. Develop a plan that is easy to follow every day. While these plans should serve as a blueprint for accomplishing fitness goals, it’s important that the plan remain fluid to account for the body’s changing needs throughout the fitness journey. When creating a plan, be sure to focus on healthy eating habits, exercise routines, scheduling 7-8 hours of sleep each night, and water consumption, ideally one gallon per day.
3. Can't outwork a bad diet. When assessing health and setting goals, start with the basics. Are the foods being consumed fueling the body or harming it? Eating healthy foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables and protein-rich foods, is one of the most important and often overlooked components of physical fitness. So before spending money on a gym membership, consider a change of eating habits.
4. Believe it and achieve it! Now that a plan has been created, it’s time to set attainable goals. Don't be afraid of setting big goals – be true to yourself and what you want. Just break those big goals into smaller goals and track the progress. When it comes to achieving fitness goals, most often, a lot of change has to occur, including changing habits and changing attitudes. Not every day will be a good day, and that’s OK. Track the progress daily and celebrate the small goals achieved along the way to the ultimate goal.
5. Birds of a feather flock together. Want to get fit? Surround yourself with other people who share the same goal. The “buddy system” is the best way to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to these goals – plus always have someone to share the ups and downs along the way. So, get a friend onboard, create a family challenge or join a gym or group fitness class. And if the decision is to join a gym, do yourself a favor and hire a trainer to avoid injuries, using proper form and choosing exercises that will achieve the desired results.
“There’s something about a new year – a fresh start – that motivates us to improve ourselves,” added Castillo. “At the end of the day, the goals you set are entirely personal. Accept the challenge and make yourself proud! Love yourself for how you are today because you are responsible for who you will become tomorrow.”
To help individuals keep their fitness resolutions, Kardio-Xercise created the 2015 KX Fitness Calendar and “Eat Right. Be Healthy.” Calendar. These unique and fully functional calendars offer a simple way for individuals to record their daily exercise routines, track their progress and results, monitor their goals and create healthy meals. For more information or to order the Combo-pack featuring both calendars, please visit http://www.kardioxercise.com/calendar.
Kardio-Xercise™ is a multi-faceted fitness brand that was established on the principle that the human body needs attention in order to be at its best. From its high-quality fitness apparel and accessories to its online meal planner and interactive Blog, Kardio-Xercise provides a variety of resources for individuals who are committed to improving or maintaining the health and strength of their bodies through fitness and nutrition. Furthering its mission to create a fitness movement, Kardio-Xercise donates proceeds from its online sales to organizations that are making a difference in people’s lives through fitness. Kardio-Xercise is more than a fitness brand. It’s a lifestyle. It’s pure passion. Kardio-Xercise, A Fitness Movement, The logo “K” with half “X” are all registered trademarks of KX Evolution, Inc. For more information about Kardio-Xercise, to purchase apparel or to access the online meal planner, visit http://kardioxercise.com.
Oscar G. Castillo, CEO and Founder of KX Evolution, Inc., creator of the fitness brand Kardio-Xercise, (815) 575-9386, info(at)kardioxercise(dot)com