2018 …New year …new you!!
Updated on 11 January 2018

Never seem to stick to your New Year’s resolution? With the following simple steps, we will make your journey seamless and help achieve your fitness goals in no time!

With New Year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. In order to reach your target weight, make sure you follow a healthy lifestyle that will work best for you and your journey, that will help you keep the determination to maintain a healthy weight.

• Find your motivation

What’s your motivation? Losing weight? Certain outfits you want to get into? To feel energised? Or simply improve your health?
Get clear about what you really want and why you want to change, and then use it to inspire you.

• Set a S.M.A.R.T. goal

S: Specific - Make your goal specific. It should be exactly what you want and envision
M: Measurable - You can measure your progress, so you can stay on track
A: Attainable - Set achievable goals no matter how long it takes
R: Realistic - Do not set impossible goals, it will only demotivate you
T: Timely - Set a time to achieve your goals and challenge yourself to do so

• Start changing gradually

Your first small step towards wellness can be a giant leap for your self-confidence. Don't make the mistake of turning your life into an existence you no longer recognise as your own. Habits take years to form, your best chance to change them is to take it slowly. Drastic changes in your eating routine can result into bigger health issues in the long run and will make you lose your self-control on food; binging and various eating disorders. Make sure your changes are gradual so you don’t revert to old habits. Remember, slow and steady wins the race!

• Fuel up on your Greens

Vegetables are not only high in vitamins, minerals, and fibers but also fill you up with fewer calories. Make sure you are adding veggies to your daily meals. Fill half of your plate with vegetables, or start your meal with a salad, this helps you not to overeat from the main dish.

• Rate your plate on every meal

Divide your plate into protein, starch, and vegetables. Always choose whole foods and avoid processed. Fill half your plate with a variety of different vegetables, quarter for protein (choose animal lean protein/plant based protein either baked/grilled) and a quarter for carbohydrate (make sure most of your daily carbohydrates are whole).

• Control your portion size

Use a smaller plate, bowl or glass and choose smaller portions. Don’t exceed the amount of foods on your plate. Take your time to enjoy your food, don’t rush and chew properly- your brain needs at least 20 minutes to realise that you are full. Don’t add more food onto your plate when you’re done eating, you will soon realise you are full.

• Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Don’t skip meals, mainly breakfast! Contrary to what many believe, skipping meals does not help you in a weight loss strategy, it only sets your goal back. Skipping meals put your body in starvation mode (your body thinks that you are starving and starts to store fat), and leads to binging on your next meal. Keep in mind your body is like a car (if you do not put fuel in, it will not move), same if you do not put nutrition in your body it will not burn calories.

• Physical activity

Add exercise to your daily routine and make a habit out of it. Exercise at least 150 minutes per week (moderate intensity exercise). Walking a total of 12,000 steps daily helps you stay in shape and maintain your fitness. Always remember that healthy nutrition will not make you lose weight without physical activity, and physical activity will not make you fit without healthy nutrition.

Remember that good health is a result of your overall eating pattern and every meal is an opportunity to nourish your body.

Don’t feel demotivated if you find it difficult to start alone, it’s a natural feeling. Ask for support from your loved ones or you can simply ask for help from one of our experts on all your fitness needs and concerns. Fitness First has got you covered! Visit uae.fitnessfirstme.com

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Dubai-ites brace yourselves as Ski Dubai is set to host the second edition of the Festive Fun Run on Saturday, 9 December. Taking place at Ski Dubai within the Mall of the Emirates, this -4°C race event boasts a delightful visit from Santa Claus.
Discover Dubai has your guide for the best things to do. Don't wait! Bookmark now and get ready for some weekend fun!
Fun events to enjoy this weekend!
The show will be held on Saturday, 13 May at Movenpick JBR Dubai
Exciting events to enjoy this weekend!
Unmissable events in Dubai!
Say goodbye to 2021 having fun with friends and family!
Fun activities for the last week of the month!
Watch as stunning fireworks light up the sky
Enjoy an amazing performance by Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle 8 September at Coca-Cola Arena
The 26th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises will feature brilliant sales and live entertainment, running till 3 September
The lineup will feature Michael Gelbart, Emmanuel Sonubi and Dana Alexander
The final run will be held on 26 March
Exciting events for a fun weekend!
The September Selfdrive Laughter Factory Tour features Dane Baptiste, Karen Rontowski and Jack Gleadow
As we observe the International Day of Sign Languages today, we’ve rounded up a few places in the UAE that teach sign language, so you can learn a new skill while opening yourself up to a whole new world.
Enjoy the weekend with a big bang!
The show will begin from 18 June
The show will be held on 26 December at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
The concert will be held on 4 February 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
Amazing activities to do over the weekend!
Famous British Indie pop band Bastille is all set to perform in Coca-Cola Arena on 1 November 2023. Tickets for the concert start from Dhs 199 and goes up to Dhs 350.
The award winning comedian is appearing for one night only on 25 March
Get ready for a show full of laughter!
Amazing events to make this weekend a great one!
The event will be held on 27 February
Time to get ready for some weekend fun!
Make the most the amazing events happening around Dubai
Make this weekend a fun one!
Delight in a great show with comedians, Paul McCaffrey, Joe Larson and Meghan Hanley
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
The concert will be held on 18 March 2023
Michelin-starred restaurants to feature at the return of one of Dubai's favourite events
Michael Jackson tribute star Ben Bowman will perform amazing dance routines and songs by the King of Pop on 17 December at Coca-Cola Arena
The 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran is all set to take over Dubai on 19 and 20 January at The Sevens Stadium on Al Ain Road.
Make the most of the festive season with family and friends!
Some last weekend of the month fun!
Amazing events to make this weekend a fun one!
Time for endless weekend fun!
The comedian will perform for one night only on 15 April at Coca-Cola Arena
Top things to do in Al Barsha, Barsha Heights and Al Quoz
Mini golf at Mini World is offering a free game until Tuesday, 7 November. The 18-hole mini-golf course provides adventure and fun for individuals of all ages.
And you won't be disappointed.
The show will be held on 9 October
Get Ready For The First World Padel League In Dubai!
The band will perform on 2 October
Awesome events to enjoy in Dubai!
Fun activities for the weekend
Dubai-ites brace yourselves! One of the biggest pop stars in the world, Ed Sheeran, is all set to perform in Dubai next year.
It is time for the long Eid holiday fun!
Spend the weekend with amazing activities around Dubai!
The singer of 'Young, Dumb and Broke' is now scheduled to take the stage in Dubai on 2 March 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena.
The venue will be open from 8am to 1am during Ramadan
Dubai is hosting its inaugural Japan Culture Con, providing an authentic experience of Japanese culture in the heart of the emirate. Japan Culture Con will take place at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 10 to 12 November. 
Check out these iconic events happening this month in the UAE!
The event will run from 8 to 11 June at Coca-Cola Arena
The concert will be held on 30 July at The Agenda in Media City
Events that will make this weekend one to remember!
Dubai residents, brace yourselves for an electrifying December as global superstar Sean Paul and iconic rapper T.I. are ready to perform at Coca-Cola Arena on 30 December.
The show ill be held on 5 May at 2pm at Galeries Lafayette Atrium
Ten full weeks of Dubai Summer Surprises starts from 1 July running until 4 September
Sit back and enjoy watching Esther Manito, Julian Deane, Tabarak and Imah perform
The festival will run from 12 to 21 May around Dubai
The IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships is running now until 20 June and is free to attend
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, is all set to make his Dubai debut with an electrifying performance at Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, 27 October.
Guinness World Records has cited Dubai Holding's Hatta sign with the tag of “Tallest Landmark Sign”.
Delight in a brilliant electronic dance music lineup of Don Diablo, Yellow Claw, Aly & Fila, VINAI, DubVision and DJ Pink Panda
Enjoy paddling around the lagoon with dolphins!
Three shows will be held at L'Alliance Française and at Skylight at Arjaan By Rotana
The show will feature live entertainment, aerialists and special effects and lighting
The tournament will be held from 8 to 16 December
The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a concert on 19 June to raise money for children affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Dubai-ites get ready to be spooked as Dubai Parks and Resorts is all set to turn into a haunted wonderland from 30 September for six chilling weeks.
Go from Fri-boo to Fri-yay!
Time to make the weekend interesting!
Enjoy watching movies and Ramadan markets this year
Get ready for a magnificent display!
Time to get up to some fun this new year!
The Coldplay concert will be held on 4 February, with the Queen showcase held on 3 and 4 March
The event will be held on 20 May at Zero Gravity
A free yoga event will be held on Wednesday, 21 June at Danube Sports World for International Yoga Day
Make this festive season a special one with Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection
Delight in up to 50% to 80% off discounts on books for 10 days
Discover Dubai has listed some of the events happening around Dubai that will help you plan your weekend in the best way possible. 
Marvel in stunning fireworks this Eid Al Fitr
Fill your weekend with all the activities and enjoyment!
Time for some fun activities over the weekend
Kylie previously performed at the resort's grand opening in 2008
Fun activities for the weekend
Enjoy an amazing performance by the artist for Eid on 23 April at Coca-Cola Arena
Indian singer Neha Kakkar is making her way to Dubai for a one night only concert on 22 October at Coa-Cola Arena
The event will run from 27 to 29 May
First weekend of May, time for fun!
Time to kick back and enjoy the weekend
The 90-minute show features 23 artists performing their signature dances
The show will be held on 30 October
Indian actor and comedian Vir Das is set to perform in Dubai in 28 September at Dubai Opera
Get ready for the weekend!
Enjoy the matches while the kids stay entertained!
Make October a fun month with these exciting events!
The event is held from 7 to 17 July
Things to check out this weekend
The singer will perform on 8 October at the Coca Cola Arena
Things to do this weekend when bored!
UAE's first-ever Carnvial-style festival, Butterfly Carnival Music Festival, is all set to take place in Dubai on 11 November 2023.
Watch Blue, Boyzlife and Five perform on 13 October at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
The activities will be held daily from 4pm to 10pm
The lightsaber will be on display till 31 March at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Tine to kick of the three day weekend with some fun!
The Laughter Factory is back for more laughs!
Fans can enjoy meet-and-greet opportunities with the star!
Enjoy a funny show this month!
The concert will be held on 11 March 2023
Watch comedians Andrew Ryan, Liam Withnail and Radu Isac perform!
The electric concert will be held on 18 March at Coca-Cola Arena
Time for some weekend excitement!
Enjoy a great hub for all things gaming and comics in one place
Things you can do for New Year's Eve.
The day to night concert will be held on 11 February at Zero Gravity Dubai
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