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4 Tips For Sticking To Your Fitness New Year's Resolutions

When it comes to your health and fitness, there is no right or wrong time to create goals. However, we all know the appeal of making fitness New Year's Resolutions - and it can be a great place to start. 

Achieving your goals requires consistency and discipline, and these two things are not always easy to come by. Below, we have listed our four top tips to help you stick to and achieve your fitness New Year’s resolutions. 

  1. Plan Ahead

Benjamin Franklin once said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Okay, yes, we know this may sound a touch dramatic, but there is some truth to it when it comes to your fitness resolutions. It’s much easier to flake when you don’t have a plan compared to when you do. 

So, to get started with your fitness plan, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. When will you exercise? So, are you going to exercise 3 or four days a week? And will it be easier to commit to morning, afternoon or evening workouts? 

  2. What type of exercises are you going to do? Do you prefer cardio like swimming, running or cycling, or do you want to try weight lifting or pilates classes?

  3. How much time will you spend exercising? How much time can you carve out for your gym time? For example, you might want to start by committing to 20 minutes in the beginning and slowly work your way up to a 45-60 minute workout. 

2. Workout With A Friend

Going to the gym on your own can be tough; you have to hold yourself accountable and feel confident enough to go all by yourself. To make this easier, consider gyming with a friend. Not only will gyming with someone make you stay accountable and help you to stick to your fitness New Years' Resolution, but it will also make the exercise session more fun. 

3. Watch Your Progress 

During your fitness journey, it can be easy to become discouraged, especially if you don’t feel like you’re progressing. However, everything takes time. One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated is to track your progress. 

For example, if you’re into weight training, right down the weight you lift each week or the number of reps you complete. Or, if you’re trying to lose weight, take your measurements weekly or monthly. This can help you keep your eye on the prize and continue pushing yourself forward. 

4. Don’t Forget To Reward Yourself On Occasion

You shouldn’t wait until you’ve reached your goal before rewarding yourself; after all, you’re putting in a lot of work along the way in order to achieve your resolution. Break your overall fitness resolution into smaller goals, and reward yourself when you reach each one. This will certainly keep you incentivised and help you stick to your fitness New Year’s Resolutions. 

Achieve Your Fitness New Years Resolutions

Whether you’re new to fitness or a well-seasoned athlete, creating a fitness New Year's Resolution is a great idea and can help motivate you to achieve new goals. However, we all know that sticking to your goal requires consistency and discipline, and it’s not always easy to remain dedicated to your goal. However, with these four tips, we’re sure you’ll easily reach your fitness New Year's Resolutions.