4 Simple Tips For New Year Fitness Success
How many of us have said, “This is the year I am going to start fresh, accomplish, and stay the course with all of my fitness goals!” We can then fast-forward two months later to find all of our New Year’s enthusiasm for these goals has slowly faded away.
These 4 simple to follow tips and strategies when used and applied over the New Year will help keep you committed and motivated towards continued success!
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
A very common pitfall when starting a new fitness program is doing too much strenuous activity so quickly that our bodies can’t properly adjust to the new demands placed on it.
When we can’t adjust quick enough we run the risk of extreme muscle soreness, fatigue, and injury that soon enough we say to ourselves, “It’s not worth it” then we stop our program completely.
Just remember slow and steady wins the race.
Getting Rid of the “All or Nothing” Mentality
It is far too easy to say, “I have missed a few days or weeks of exercise so there is no way I will get results now. I just don’t have the time and energy to exercise so I might as well quit”.
Getting rid of this “All or Nothing” mentality, a more positive approach would be to say, “It’s never too late for me to get back on track with my workouts and I can still achieve the results I want. I will be able to find the extra time and energy needed to fit in exercise during my day”.
Amazing workouts to keep you consistent and on track toward your goals can be accomplished in as little as 10 minutes, when done as a circuit, a few days a week.
Make it Fun, Challenging, and Different
Exercise should be free from the boredom of doing the same routines over and over again without increasing the challenge of the workouts along the way.
The best way to stay the course with consistent exercise and gain results without getting bored is always to switch up your daily or weekly exercise routines with new, motivating, and challenging workouts. Do this by incorporating different styles of training, while varying intensity and duration of each workout.
Visualize, Write Down, and Track Your Goals
It is extremely important to always have a clear vision of your goals and be able to write them down and visualize them both mentally and physically each day. The clearer your goals are the better opportunity you have to reach them.
By also continuing to focus on the reasons why you want accomplish your’ goals in the times of struggle and even success, it can help give that extra boost of encouragement you need to reach them.
Tracking your goals by setting small ones to get to the larger ones, then always making new ones once the old ones are reached will without a doubt add to achievements reached.