Many people resolve to work out more and eat better as part of a New Year's plan for personal development. However, these same people often give up on their health goals within a few weeks of January. If you want to achieve your personal development goals in the new year, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Work out with a friend
Whether you enlist your best friend, sibling or neighbor, grabbing a workout buddy is a great way to stay motivated. Not only will this give you someone to chat with while you exercise, but you can encourage each other to stick with health and fitness goals.
Exercise on your schedule
You're bound to give up on working out if you try to squeeze it into your lunch break or right before bed, so make sure you set aside time that works in your schedule. Usually the hours right before or after work are the least busy, so consider hitting the gym around these times.
Keep an exercise journal
If you want to see how much progress you've made during the course of your New Year's resolution, consider keeping a detailed exercise journal. Here, you can keep notes about calories burned, time spent exercising, new workout techniques and dietary guidelines.