Feeling sluggish after all that food? New Year’s resolution to burn off all those extra pounds gained or just to get fitter?  Here are a few ideas that may just help you stick to those goals.

Ease your way in.  We make all these tough commitments and promises to ourselves then end up breaking them or losing sight of the goal.  It’s demoralising and very often means that you don’t try again.  How often have you heard someone say “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, because I always break them”?   So take small steps, set realistic achievable goals and re evaluate them each day or week, as you need to.  Every time you reach a milestone, recognise it, and take the next step ahead.

Tell someone.  Tell a friend or family member what you’re trying to do, and how you’re doing so far.  You’re more likely to succeed if someone else is encouraging you and spurring your on and, aware of what you’re trying to do.  You never know, it could be something they want to do to, and may end up joining you!

Write it down.  Write down what you are trying to do, by when, for what reason.  Pin it up somewhere obvious so you see each day what you want to achieve.  Constantly having a reminder of what we want to accomplish is easier when it’s at the forefront of your mind.  It helps you to stay focused.

Set a target.  Be it a date, an amount of money, weight, health, fitness levels, distance you can run, getting that qualification…. If you decided to give up something, can you save the money you would have spent before?  What would you do with that money?  Have a target in mind and aim for it, but make it realistic.

Have fun and stay positive.  No one wants to do something they don’t like, and you’re more likely to quit if you don’t really want to do it.  You have to believe in your goals, and want to achieve the end result.  If you make it fun, you’re more likely to want to carry on, and be proud of the results.

Reward yourself.  And no, I don’t mean have a major blow out if your goal has been to lose weight or get fit, but recognise your positive outcome and consider the next goal. If you’ve told someone where you’re at, you’ll find that praise and their encouragement will be a big morale boost too.

Take small, realistic steps – Tell people – Write it down – Set a target – Have fun – Reward yourself

 

And if you really want a couple of extra special ideas to help kick start that healthy new you, have a look at these amazing offers from Amazon Local – They’ve always got lots of fabulous healthy and beauty offers on!

10 Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi Mind and Body Classes – £19 (usual price £81.25)
Offer ends: 12th January 2015
Enjoy fitness that’s truly flexible with today’s offer from Move GB. Take your choice of ten Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi mind and body classes at numerous locations across London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Whether you stick to one regular class or opt to try a range of styles at a mix of studios, the choice is yours.

Luxury Spa Swedish Massage and Facial – £29 (usual price £114)
Offer ends: 13th January 2015
Melt into the hands of a professional masseuse with a mesmerising massage and facial from Treat & Revive Spa. The treatment starts with a hypnotic Swedish massage that’ll gently soothe away those aches and knots, followed by a scalp massage and choice of facials to refresh and revitalise your face. Offering a sumptuous session of stress-banishing bliss, this is the perfect antidote for a hectic day.

Hot Stone and Anti-Ageing Facial Pamper Package – £39 (regular price £100)
Offer ends: 16th January, 2015
Tucked away in Kensington sits the Angeli Senza Eta spa which offers an immersive relaxation experience. Using holistic facial and body treatments to rebalance the mind, body and soul, you will feel totally tranquil as you step out the door. Experience a sensational hot stone facial massage combined with an anti-ageing booster facial to leave you looking and feeling fantastic.

A choice of Luxury Facials at Acculaser Medispa at The Chelsea Health Club and Spa – from £50 (regular price £125)
Offer ends: 30th January, 2015
Set within one of London’s premier health clubs, Acculaser Medispa have provided relief from skin problems such as pigmentation, tired looking and ageing skin for over 25 years. For non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments for all skin types, come in and see the results after a specially tailored treatment and depart feeling refreshed, radiant and glowing.

Yoga Sessions Across Three London Locations for One or Two People – from £19 (regular price £75)
Offer ends: 1st March, 2015
Breathe, tighten and stretch your way to a healthier body and mind with a series of yoga sessions from Yogasphere. Taking place in three stunning venues throughout London, these restorative sessions are an ideal way to cultivate strength and flexibility whilst also promoting inner calm and relaxation.