6 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Stick
by Evelyn Valdez·
New year, new me, right?
Like many, you likely have New Year's fitness resolutions—whether it's to look better, feel better, or live better. While making resolutions is easy, starting and sticking to them can be challenging.
In this article we'll go through different tips for making your fitness resolutions stick. This way, you can achieve your goals and even set new ones throughout the year!
Find an accountability buddy
This is the go-to strategy for many active people who want to make sure they don’t throw the towel halfway through their new fitness journey. New Year’s fitness resolutions can be daunting at times, but having a support buddy that helps hold you accountable during the most difficult days can be incredibly helpful!
Having someone else embark on a fitness journey with you, no matter what your goals are or if they’re different from each other, will help both of you stay motivated and keep things fresh as the days go by. You can text each other encouraging words, pick each other up to go to the nearest gym or park, or go shopping for fitness gear together.
Join a fitness class or club
Maybe your friends and family members aren’t into fitness and don’t really have New Year’s resolutions to keep up with, but you still like the idea of an accountability buddy. Don’t worry, you still have options, such as signing up for classes or clubs!
You can join a few classes at your local gym or look for local fitness classes. There are various options out there for whatever goals you have!
Let people know about your goals
Get the word out! Tell your family, your friends, and even your coworkers about your goals for the New Year and the things you want to accomplish. Letting people know about your fitness New Year’s resolutions will not only bring encouragement but also help make it a part of your life instead of just something that’s on your mind.
Making your resolutions public can help you stay accountable in many ways, such as feeling motivated to give the people in your life updates about your progress and milestones achieved. Maybe they share the same goals as you and can exchange advice, or they can feel inspired by you, which in turn helps you stay on track!
Allow for goal adjustments
When the year begins and you start working hard toward your resolutions, you might eventually realize that you don’t actually want to achieve those goals, or you do but to a different degree. Maybe you don’t want to lose 20 pounds, just 10 because that’s closer to your ideal weight, or you’d rather focus entirely on building muscle.
Reassessing your goals is part of the process because you’re not the same person you were right before the New Year, so don’t be afraid to make some changes. Adapt and overcome!
Keep track of your progress
Keeping track of your progress is the best way to know where you’re currently at in your fitness journey, how much progress you’ve made, and how much work you still have ahead of you.
The biggest reason why keeping track of your progress is so important is that not all progress is obvious or even slightly noticeable. Your arms might look the same in the mirror after a couple of weeks, but if you measure them daily or weekly you will notice that you’ve built some muscle in that area.
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Always keep it fun
When you’re on a fitness journey, chances are that it gets boring or repetitive after a while. Maybe you’re doing your best to keep your fitness routine mixed with different exercises and variations, but sometimes even that can become boring. Luckily, there are many ways to keep your workouts fun!
For example, try changing things up once in a while and work out at a completely different place! Find a different park or public space to work out at, or try a completely different activity like swimming or rock climbing – it’s up to you and what you enjoy.
Take the new year by storm
Sticking to your New Year’s fitness resolutions can be tough, but it’s not impossible. By implementing one or more of these tips you’ll be well on your way to a smooth journey without setbacks and without giving up halfway there!
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