4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

Welcome to 2016 and to make this your healthiest year yet here are 4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals!! Are you Excited for 2016? You should be, its a NEW Page, a NEW Beginning. With patience and consistency you WILL achieve your health and fitness goals. Check out these 4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals and let me know how you are doing on meeting your goals.

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals

1) Set Realistic Expectations

Making smaller goals is better than HUGE ones. If you aim to exercise more frequently, start slowly and work to your desired levels, i.e. start working out two-three days a week and slowly work towards five-six. These small goals allow you to have little victories which will keep you motivated and on track.

Big goals on the other hand, like losing 10-15lbs in a month, can set you up for failure. However, if losing 10-15 lbs (or more) is your ultimate goal, think about specific behaviors that will lead you there and these can help you make small goals that will lead to BIG achievements. ‘Lose 10 pounds’ sounds specific, but it’s less likely to work than behavioral goals like ‘Take the stairs every other day.’” or “not eating fast food to at least least eating it less often”. Nutrition is going to be KEY in you meeting your goals.

2) Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

The number one reason people desert their New Year’s resolutions is because they had a bad day or moment of weakness. Remember, no one is perfect and minor missteps along the way are completely normal and OK. Don’t give up completely because you ate a brownie or skipped the gym for a week. The key is to resolve to recover from your mistakes and get back on track.

3) Give Yourself A Schedule

If your resolution is a large project or goal, it’s wise to break it down into a timeline. Mapping out a rough schedule for the year in advance allows you to visualize how you will tackle your goals from a timing perspective. For example, what I do is use the schedule that came with my program (currently hammer and chisel) and then as I do the program I plan my next one (likely 22 minute hard corps). I also schedule it on a calendar and you can put a reminder in your phone as well.

4) Rethink Your Resolutions in Positive Terms

Instead of “lose weight,” make your resolution “add more veggies to dinner”, “drink more water”, or “gain more energy.” Framing things in a optimistic light will make your resolutions seem less like chores, and more like a positive lifestyle improvement.” Telling yourself you are out of shape is NOT going to help. Instead celebrate what you CAN do like “I can do 1 crunch or 1 push-up” or “I can walk/run around the block” and track your progress.

4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals Wrap-up

I hope these 4 Tips to Keep Your New Years Fitness Goals help you start 2016 off on a healthy note! If you need help reaching your goals, definitely contact me and check out my monthly accountability groups!

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