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How to Stick to Your 2018 Fitness Goals When Visiting Pismo Beach

If you’re like many people, you’ve started the New Year with a resolution or two to make some improvements in your health. Losing weight and achieving physical fitness are common resolutions. The trick is how to stick with your goals, especially when you’re out of your routine such as when you are traveling.

A few years ago, Forbes published that just about 8% of Americans keep their New Year’s resolution. If you factor in another commonly cited number, where about 40% of us make resolutions in the first place, that means you have about a one in five chance of keeping that promise to yourself.

How to better these odds?

People come up with a lot of tricks to make themselves do better on their resolutions. They buy a $300 fitness watch to keep track of the workouts they expect to have. They use smaller plates so it looks like they have more food than they really do. They cut down on expectations: instead of aiming to lose 25 pounds, they aim for a “long term trend of losing weight.”

Smart psychologists know that will power is not enough to win this race. You are opting for brute force with your will pitted against your human nature, and old Mother Nature is crafty and persistent. Instead, they suggest making your fitness and weight loss goals more of a social event tied to your joy in family and friends, and combined with a sense of gratitude for the love you experience. Link your goals to things that make you feel good about yourself.

This got us thinking that traveling to Pismo Beach doesn’t have to be a time to throw those resolutions out the window and succumb to the temptation to splurge and cheat on your fitness goals.

Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities in and around Pismo Beach to enjoy during your visit:

  • Run the trails – For excellent trails, no matter where in town your starting point is, you won’t have to go far. Learn more here.
  • Hike the Sisters – One of the most prominent features of this Central Coast beauty is a chain of geological peaks – referred to as the Seven Sisters. Learn more here.
  • Get wet! – Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, water sports at Pismo Beach will challenge and delight you. Learn more here.

If your resolution is losing weight, these results can follow quite naturally. Take advantage of the incredible range of things to do outdoors in and around Pismo Beach. And keep your resolutions intact.

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