The facts here are simple. Supermodels and models need to make daily life choices that include a healthy lifestyle with a regimented workout routine and a low-carb, high protein diet. It does take time however to make healthy habits a part of your everyday routine (21 days to form a habit, 6 months to incorporate a new habit within your personality), and the below tips will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions whether you are a supermodel or not; and are surefire ways to stop the cycle of attempting to make change and not following through.
1. Be Realistic
The easiest way to fail is to make a resolution that is not attainable. This could be giving up your favorite food – let’s face it, that’s just not going to happen and chances are you will break and have a favorite food binge eating session. Stick with something simple like, have your favorite food in moderation. This would be easy to attain and chances are you will not go overboard, because you are not depriving yourself.
2. Smart People Plan Ahead
Making your resolution on the night of New Year’s Eve is not the best time to do so. Chances are you are making a resolution based on your mindset of that evening, verses a well thought out plan. The key here is to make and outline a plan prior to December 31st. The outline should decide how you are going to skip any temptation and stick to your resolution, whether it means calling a friend for a support, practicing positive thinking or reminding yourself how a negative behaviour can affect your goal.
3. Reward Yourself
This doesn’t mean contradict your resolution to eat healthy, by rewarding yourself by downing a box of See’s Candy. Reward yourself by doing something that is aligned and doesn’t conflict with your resolution. For example, purchase a new outfit (exercise outfit or any other), or take a day off from the gym and hit up a movie with a friend.
4. Track Your Progress
Short-term goals are typically easier to attain and by tracking your progress you will be motivated to stay on track. For example, instead of focusing on losing 35 pounds, focus on losing the first 5. In this scenario, it is also helpful to keep a food journal to track your progress and keep in mind you will have off days, Do not ever beat yourself up over a slip up – it happens, just get back on the horse again and continue on the path. Keep in mind this is a marathon not a sprint, but be sure to focus on the short term as you will be less overwhelmed.
5. Reinvent If Needed
Keep your plan flexible, and if you need to reinvent to stay focused on your goal, you should do so. For instance, if you committed to a diet that incorporates a latest food trend such as Kale, and it turns out you do not like Kale – switch to another healthy alternative such as broccoli. Focus on what works and keep your plan fluid for any changes.