Stay On Track With Claire Toone

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A new year means new resolutions but how do you stay on track after the excitement of summer? Claire Toone of Noosa Flow shares her top tips for achieving that new year’s resolution.

New Year’s resolutions and goals are a tradition that most people tend to make. We make promises to ourselves around self-care like getting more sleep, eating better and exercising. Yet by March, our New Year motivation starts to ease off and we’re left feeling guilty that we couldn’t stick to our resolution, vowing that next year will be different.

So, what’s the best way to keep your New Year’s resolution? Here are my top tips for keeping on track:

VISUALISE SUCCESS

How does it look and feel? What is the result you want to materialise and achieve? Have a clear picture and see it in your mind to start to create it.

START SMALL

All long-term goals are achieved by meeting smaller goals. Set daily, achievable goals that move you
towards your bigger goal. Each small success will help motivate you to stick with your goals and resolution.

BE CONSISTENT

Create a workout schedule for consistency. It takes 60 days to embed new behaviours and patterns
into your brain, so a couple of months will work wonders. Putting exercise on your calendar serves as a reminder to
move your body regularly and will keep you on track. Treat it as a top priority appointment and schedule things around it. If you don’t make it a priority, it won’t be done.

BE GUIDED

Find solutions for your excuses and mentors to guide you. If something is derailing you from moving
towards your goal, take the time to figure out a new way of looking at it. If you really want it, you’ll find a way; otherwise, you’ll find an excuse.

BE PATIENT

Changes won’t happen overnight so don’t give up if you don’t see progress immediately. There are
numerous health benefits to eating well and exercising that you can’t see. Don’t track your progress only with the number on a scale. Notice yourself feeling better, getting stronger and feel the increase in energy and the better sleeping patterns.

JOIN WITH FRIENDS

Share your fitness goals with friends and family and celebrate your wins. You’ll need a support and accountability team during your journey so you won’t be tempted to ditch your workout. A workout buddy will hold you accountable and will be the motivation you need on the days when all you want to do is lay on the couch and watch TV.

Want more?

Visit Noosa Flow to find out more about keeping active this Autumn.

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