Sticking to That Fitness Resolution: Here’s How You Can Do It

Was your 2020 resolution to join a gym? Exercise? Eat healthier meals?  Do you make the same resolution every January, only to find yourself quitting a few months into the year? You aren’t alone. This year though, with just a little help, you won’t give up, and you WILL see results.  

Izdean Mufleh, M.D., primary care physician at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, helps patients get on the road to good health every day. 

Remember to get the go-ahead from your doctor to start an exercise program. And then, Dr. Mufleh adds, these tips will get you on track. And better yet, keep you on track.          

1)  Set realistic goals. 

“If yourgoals aren’t realistic, you aren’t giving yourself a chance to succeed,”emphasizes Dr. Mufleh.

2)  Ask for help.

 To stay on the path to success, Dr. Mufleh tellspatients to ask for help – whether it’s at the gym for fitness or your doctorfor weight loss.   

3)  Diet matters.  

It isn’t allabout hours at the gym. Exercise is important to your health and can impact howyou look but what you eat is key. Dr. Mufleh suggests thinking of nutrition asthe foundation and build on it with healthy meal planning and exercise.

4)  Details, details.

When you eatcertain foods and the type of exercise you do really make a difference. Takingcare of small details can add up to big results.

5)  It’s a process – so stay on track.

If you focuson the process, reaching your goals comes down to repeating the same actionsover and over.  Dr. Mufleh adds that ifyou are performing the correct actions – it should add up to the expectedresult.

6)  Do not fear failure.

You’ve heardit before – if at first you don’t succeed…But seriously, it may not be perfectat first. Nonetheless, learn from the experience and correct the issues goingforward.

7)  Avoid the “all or nothing” mentality

Don’t feellike you’ve fallen off the wagon just because you’ve missed a couple of gymdays or had a few too many sweets.  Lifehappens. Don’t make it all or nothing – the plan isn’t ruined. If you missedyour workout today, Dr. Mufleh has good news – all isn’t lost.  Just think about getting there tomorrow – andgrabbing an apple or veggies for a snack instead of sweets. 

Good luck. Andremember that you are alone. Here’s to not just a year — but a lifetime –ofhealthy choices.

Healthcare that Cares

With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.

Language Preference / Preferencia de idioma

I want to see the site in English

Continue In English

Quiero ver el sitio en Español

Continuar en español