It’s that time of year again. The New Year gives us the opportunity to set New Year’s resolutions that will help us accomplish some of our major goals in life. One of the most common—and most important—of all New Year’s resolution ideas is to get in shape.
Fitness goals are important, but they can also be challenging. Let’s face it—we have to put in a lot of work to get into the kind of shape we usually have in mind when we set these goals. Not to worry. These tips will help you set solid fitness goals and more importantly, stick with them.
When it comes to New Year’s resolution ideas, it helps to set ambitious goals. Having something big in mind will help excite you when you get started and make you want to commit. You can set fitness goals like finishing a triathlon, fitting into the clothes you wore before gaining the weight you want to lose, or mastering a sport you want to learn.
Once you set your sights on something big, you need to break it down into smaller pieces. This is very important for sticking with your fitness goals. Going for something big is inspiring, but it can also work against you if you don’t have smaller accomplishments to reach on the way. If you are looking to run a marathon or even a 10k, set milestones like running a mile a week, or running a 5k. You will chip away at your bigger goal, reach impressive accomplishments along the way, feel good about yourself, and get healthier.
In addition to breaking down your goal, think about your reasons for setting that goal in the first place. Write down why you want to achieve that goal. How will it affect you? Then write down what has held you back in the past. Being honest with yourself about why you haven’t worked out like you want to will help you overcome those obstacles this time around.
While it can feel good to accomplish something big all on your own, it can also be really hard to stick with it. Having a group of people around helps motivate you. Workout buddies also give us another level of accountability. You are there for them just as much as they are there for you. Joining a positive workout environment like Legends Boxing will help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions. You get a great social environment for working out, and you get extra motivation from classmates and instructors.
Another benefit of joining a gym like Legends Boxing is the schedule. In addition to setting milestones on the way to your ultimate New Year’s resolution, it helps to set a time and place each day for getting there. Scheduling workout classes, runs, and trips to the gym makes it more tangible.
That’s all you really need to do. If you set a schedule to work out a certain number of times each week and put in your best effort each time, you will get to your goals. Find the classes and times that work for you, make it a priority that day, and you are on your way. One day at a time is all it takes. See how a Legends Boxing membership can help you get there, and check out our blog for more help with your fitness goals.