How to Actually Crush Your 2024 New Year's Fitness Resolution in 5 Simple StepsAuthor: Coach Nick Book
Ah, the New Year. Time to make some big promises to yourself that you know you probably won't keep. But what if I told you that you could actually accomplish your fitness goals this year? Yes, even you, the notorious resolution breaker. All it takes is a little bit of planning, a healthy dose of motivation, and a solid plan to make it happen. Here are five fool-proof steps to help you crush your 2024 New Year's fitness resolution.
Step 1: Set realistic goals
Don't set yourself up for failure by committing to swim the English Channel by February. Set reachable goals that challenge you, but also won't burn you out before spring. Create a plan with a trainer or coach if you're unsure of what goals to set. Once you've set your goals, break them down into small steps that you can realistically accomplish. This will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and help keep you motivated.
Step 2: Create a schedule and stick to it
Make time for your workouts by scheduling them in your calendar or planner and treat them like important appointments. Life is busy so having a set time for exercise can help you stick to it. Try to get your workout done in the morning to get your day started on the right foot. Not a morning person? Find a time that works for you and commit to it.
Step 3: Find a workout buddy
Having a friend to workout with can help keep you accountable and make your workouts more fun. Not only will you be less likely to skip a workout, but talking to your workout buddy while exercising can help pass the time. Plus, you can motivate each other to push past your limits.
Step 4: Mix it up
Doing the same workouts day in and day out can get boring and eventually make you want to quit altogether. Mix it up by trying different types of workouts like yoga, boxing, or cycling. This can, not only keep you interested, but also challenge different muscles in your body. Remember, variety is the spice of life and for your workout routine.
Step 5: Don't give up
The road to achieving your fitness goals is not easy. There will be times when you want to give up, but don't. Stay motivated by tracking your progress, celebrating your successes and continually reminding yourself why you started. Surround yourself with positive people who support your goals and believe in you.