How To: Keep Your Health Goals on Track in 2019
As the year progresses, it starts to become more and more difficult to stick to the health and wellness goals you were once so optimistic about. While there is no single solution to staying on track with your healthy new year’s resolutions, there are some simple steps you can take to stay motivated and enthusiastic about your 2019 wellness journey.
Set Realistic Goals
The first and most important step is to set realistic goals for yourself. When you set attainable goals, you are much more likely to succeed and feel the sense of accomplishment needed to stay on track. For example, rather than saying you’ll cut out all alcohol in 2019, commit to cutting back and finding healthier alternatives. In a city like Philadelphia, this is easier than you’d think. Popular health-conscious restaurant, Green Soul, offers up a menu of healthier cocktails, with standouts including a Pomegranate Kombucha Cosmo and Sweet Potato Maple Manhattan.
Try New Activities
As most people know, sticking to an exercise routine can be one of the most challenging resolutions to keep. In 2019, try to find alternatives that keep you motivated. If your usual routine is running on the treadmill, opt instead for fun and engaging cardio class. At the Rittenhouse, we offer a full schedule of group fitness classes including everything from DanceFit and Cardio Blast classes to refreshing yoga sessions. In 2019, try to find a fitness class that matches your interests.
Press “Pause” on Technology
As technology becomes an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, it can be hard to know when to put down the phone. Set aside time every day for a tech break. Remove all the distractions of the internet and focus on other things that are a priority. Whether that’s taking more time to read, spending time with friends, or indulging in some self-care at the spa, take time away from your phone to focus on these activities.
While there are no hard and fast solutions to sticking to your fitness goals, following these three steps is sure to put you on the right path to maintaining your new year’s resolutions.