It’s a New Year! After indulging during the holiday season, it’s time to focus on your New Year fitness goals.
Whether you have to lose weight, gain muscle or just get active, here are 5 essential tips on how to achieve your fitness goals in the long term.
Make Good Habits
The most recognized New Year's goal is to get more fit, yet, most people return to their old ways once February hits.
That being said, what is the key to keeping up with your New Year's goals? It is making exercise part of your day, every day. It is forming the habit. Whether it’s taking a walk every morning or finding a gym buddy, make your exercise as essential as brushing your teeth.
Do What You Like
If you enjoy what you’re doing, the natural thing to do is to keep doing it. So find that activity that you enjoy. Be open and committed to try everything and slowly narrow it down to what you enjoy doing.
Set Attainable Goals
Focus on the baby steps first. Slowly make your way up. Start by doing shorter activities and exercises and continuously increasing that amount as time passes. Baby steps are better than no progress and shorter, easier exercises are better than none.
Fuel Your Body Right
In addition to exercise, having a balanced diet, drinking lots of water and getting a good 7-8 hours of sleep every night is very important. Without these things, your efforts will go to waste. These habits are essential for a long and healthy life.
Remember to reward and congratulate yourself for all the hard work you’ve done! Treat yourself when you’ve worked out consistently, or reached a new PR or when you’ve achieved something new. It will help motivate you to keep working hard and reaching new heights!