This time of year, many of us are beginning to contemplate our New Year’s resolutions; perhaps you already have yours in mind and are simply waiting until January 1st to get your plan in gear. But why wait to better yourself—especially if you have goals to improve your diet and fitness? There are plenty of reasons to kick start your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and get into better shape.
- Enjoy the Non-Crowded Gym While You Still Can
First of all, if you’re planning on hitting the gym more as part of your resolution, keep in mind that your gym is likely to get crowded after the 1st of the year, which is when most people kicking off their resolutions enroll. By starting now, you can enjoy the lack of crowds and use that opportunity to become more familiar with the equipment. By the time January 1st rolls around, you’ll be confident in using the equipment and have a routine already established.
- Avoid Weight Setbacks Associated With Holiday Binging
All too often, people with resolutions to get into better shape in the new year allow themselves to binge on junk foods throughout the holiday season. After all, with so many holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s hard to say “no” to your favorite side dishes and desserts. But by starting your diet/fitness plan now, you can avoid holiday weight gain and be off to a better start come January 1st, rather than using the entire month of January to “undo” the damage you did with all that holiday binging!
- Start the New Year Out Strong and Motivated
Last but not least, consider how starting your diet and exercise plan now will make you feel as you celebrate the start of the new year. If you start now, you can begin to see results before the end of the year, which will lead to you feeling stronger, more motivated, and more empowered to stick with it January and beyond. Ultimately, beginning to work towards your 2017 goals now can help you have a greater chance for success in the long-term.
These are just a few reasons to consider kick-starting your New Year’s resolution to get into better shape and eat healthier. With all these benefits in mind…why put it off any longer? Take some time out of your day to establish your short- and long-term goals, then come up with a reasonable game plan and put it to action!