Updated: Feb 13, 2019
It's not easy keeping the momentum going. Let us help you stay on the right path and knock out those goals you have for this new year!
With the beginning of a new year comes the beginning of new resolutions. However, statistically, most people give up on their resolutions by January 12th. This was discovered during a study conducted by Strava, a social network for athletes to log their activities and share with others. On top of that, it has been shown that only one in ten people achieve their New Year's Resolutions. With that being said, it is time to focus on your resolutions - or the ones that you have given up on - and give them a chance to truly change the way you approach your goals for the new year. Follow these tips and tricks to help you reach that carrot!
Making a Habit
It takes 21 days to form a habit. That is only three weeks of the new year. When you think about backing down, remind yourself that once you get through those three weeks, it will be much easier. The best way to help you form those habits is by setting small goals each day. One of the most important parts of creating a resolution or goal is writing it down. By writing it down you can truly visualize, remember, and start to hold yourself accountable for it. Place these goals somewhere you will see them everyday to remind yourself what you are working towards.
When you’re having a difficult time working towards your resolution, visualize yourself in detail achieving it. Want to lose weight? Think about how great your clothes will fit. Looking to get a Personal Best? Imagine how great you will feel after you accomplish this. Visualizing the outcome will allow you to remember why you wrote it on your list in the first place will make it easier to obtain.
Hold yourself accountable by working with others or telling others your resolutions. It is a lot harder to cancel a workout or cheat on your goal if you have someone holding you responsible. They are now counting on you and want to see you attain them too.
Taking Action on Your Resolutions
One of the ways you can make a resolution easier to accomplish is by getting involved with others. By joining KISO Swim School’s Masters Dolphin Swim Club Program, you have designated practice times and surrounded by like-minded individuals, working towards similar goals. A consistent routine with the support of teammates will make that resolution you have had for years easier to obtain than ever.
Through Pro Swim Nexus you will have a coach reaching out to you virtually throughout the month, pushing and guiding you to achieve your goals. Pro Swim Nexus is for all ages, abilities, and resolutions. You can easily acquire your goals in the comfort of your home, community pool, or vacation pool, at anytime with virtual coaching videos and live chats.
Whether you are looking to get fit, improve technique or to learn how to swim, both of these programs offer ways for you to complete your health and life resolutions.
Getting involved is the best way to stay motivated throughout any health or fitness resolution. Through multiple fitness, photo, and staying active challenges that are presented through U.S. Masters Swimming and KISO Swim School's Pro Swim Nexus, there are various ways to stay excited about working out.
Through U.S. Masters Swimming Challenge - "SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Winter Fitness Challenge" swimmers are encouraged to go for a fun swim with friends in any pool at anytime February 15th - 28th, and remind themselves why swimming is fun. This brings athletes out of hibernation mode and gets them geared up for the upcoming USMS swim meets. After completing the challenge, you also receive a discount on the Winter, Spring, and Fall USMS swim meets.
KISO Swim School's Pro Swim Nexus "Global Kicking Challenge" is for any age and ability, anywhere in the world. To participate swimmers must post their best kicking photo via social media and tag @kisoswimschool Whether it's above or below water, vertically or horizontally, in the pool, lake, or ocean, getting active and kicking your way into spring will reward you. Tag KISO Swim School, use the hashtag #globalkickingchallenge and mention Pro Swim Nexus. Additionally, as an extra incentive to get you going on your resolutions you will receive 25% off your first month of any Pro Swim Nexus plan, February 1 - 28, using code "GLOBAL" at booking checkout.
Making swimming fun, while receiving a discounts will not only make your resolutions more attainable, but more exciting and rewarding! Let us help you dive in today!