Many of us, including myself, have fitness goals and resolutions for the new year.
A successful New Year's Resolution requires a good plan. Before you start buying healthy foods or signing up for a gym, take a moment to write out a plan. Ask yourself a few questions before solidifying your plan to ensure your fitness routine is maintained. How do you plan on accomplishing your goals? How many times per week will you exercise, what foods will you avoid or add to your diet?
Take baby steps to set a foundation for your goals. When you recognize your goals on a smaller level, you will have an easier time putting your plan into action. Focus on smaller changes that you can transform into habits for long-term success.
Acknowledge that consistency is key. Reserve the same amount of time to exercise on a weekly basis to ensure you make your new fitness goals a priority. Choose activities you enjoy to increase the likelihood of maintaining your routine. Also, be realistic with your capabilities. If you can only exercise for 15-20 minutes, then work within that time frame. Any amount of movement is better than none.
No matter the goal, keep in mind that a fitness resolution is taking a step in the right direction to improve your quality of life. Keep your eyes on the prize and a positive attitude. Cheers to a healthy and active year!