Meet Melanie Sutrathada, an actor, host, and tastemaker based in New York City..png

Meet Melanie.

Melanie Sutrathada is a New York-based host, actor, and tastemaker with a love for laughing entirely too loudly, shopping 75% off retail, and binge-watching Netflix. 

5 Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Goals with Misfit.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Goals with Misfit.

January is almost finished and it feels like our resolutions are moving farther and farther away from our minds. Anyone else shocked that we're already 30 days into 2018?! That's why I've partnered with one of my favorite brands, Misfit, to bring you one of their eight amazing daily giveaways (we're talking Rothy's, Fabletics, and more!). To start making 2018 your best year yet, follow Misfit on Instagram here, follow the instructions in their daily post, and put your best foot forward!

Melanie Sutrathada shares 5 ways to stick to your fitness goals in 2018 with Misfit Wearables..JPG

It's time to knock down our goals and kick things up a notch just in time for February. Here are five ways to keep our goals going strong:

1. Break down your goals and be detailed about it.

If you want to be more fit, it's important to figure out what that really means to you. Do you want to lose weight? Tone up? Run a half-marathon? Once you know exactly what your goal is, it will be easier to break it down into bite-size, actionable steps. For example, if you want to run your first half-marathon in three months, you'll want to work backward and plan out your long runs and a mix of cardio and strength-training. Running 13.1 miles can be a very overwhelming goal, but knowing that you just have to start with two miles this week can be just the push you need to lace up your sneakers. 

2. Review your goals and progress often.

So, you already know what your goals are and are ready to crush them, right? Yassss, girl. Now, it's time to review your progress. One of my daily goals is to get 10,000 steps in, so I check my Misfit Ray during lunch every day to see where I'm at. If I'm not halfway to my goal, I plan a gym session for later in the day or make a concerted effort to walk instead of taking the subway. If you've just started a new fitness regimen, make sure to take a "before" picture so you can look back whenever you're feeling a little lull in the motivation department. 

3. Reward yourself for little milestones.

The destination is great. Let's be real, the destination is usually amazing. But, the journey is also a huge part of the fun. That's why I'm a fan of treating yourself when you reach a new milestone or personal record. Not sure what to treat yourself to? See the next tip.

4. Invest in amazing new gear that inspires you to get moving. 

Whether it's a fun matching workout set or a ridiculously bright pair of running shoes, new gear always makes you feel ready to take on the day (and I'll admit, it also gets me super excited to go to the gym). One of my favorite investments is my swimproof Misfit Ray fitness tracker in stainless steel because it matches everything (very important), tracks my steps (also important) and also has vibration alerts every hour to remind me to get moving (even more important). 

5. Keep it interesting.

There's nothing worse than feeling stuck, and this is especially true when it comes to fitness. For example, some people love to run and live for marathons. 26.2 miles for me though? No, thank you. I'm definitely more of a shake-your-groove-thing in a Zumba class or overly-aggressive pick-up soccer game girl. Find the type of movement that you love and then shake it up every few weeks! 

What are your tried-and-true ways of sticking to your fitness goals? Tell me in the comments below or on social media at @melaniesutra!

Weekly Weakness: Rothy's.

Weekly Weakness: Rothy's.