New Year means the perfect time to make Resolutions, which we often tend to give up. This year why not resolve to be healthy without being too harsh on ourselves? Here are some realistic New Year Fitness Resolutions to meet your health goals!
Every year, in the last week of December, we all start pinning our hopes from the New Year. We make New Year Resolutions and take a vow to stick to them throughout the year. Your New Year Resolution can be related to anything, losing on any personal bad habit, opting a new hobby, learning something new, etc. But the most common and hottest topic for New Year resolutions remains your health, fitness and weight loss, which most of us give up on within the few initial weeks of the year.
The reason behind this falling off your New Year fitness resolutions is that we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. In our bid or excitement to take up something new, we set goals, which we either cannot achieve or they are too hard to achieve that we lose our momentum after some time.
This time, why not try making some realistic New Year fitness resolutions that are easy to implement, achievable and above all can actually help in meeting our fitness goals.
Here are some realistic New Year fitness resolutions you can consider taking up for 2017.
Perfect Your Plank
No, we are not asking you to do a 15 minute or 30 minute workout every morning. Instead, we are motivating you to take a completely manageable fitness resolution, i.e. ‘perfect your plank’. Hold yourself in a plank position for not more than one minute every morning as first thing in the morning. Trust us, taking out 60 seconds from your busy morning will be nothing.
Planks are undoubtedly one of the best exercises for your core and entire body at the same time. If you are new to planks, start with 30 seconds and then move gradually to one minute. We bet you will get to see the results within few weeks.
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Make A SMART Goal
This year, instead of going for cliched stuff, set a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goal for yourself. This can be anything like your 30 days Zumba session, 60 days aerobics challenge, 3 CrossFit exercises classes for next 60 days, etc. If at the end of your challenge, lock-in period you manage to achieve your goal, reward yourself with something worthwhile.
Your reward can be a small detour from your daily life or a relaxing massage. You must decide your reward at the same time you plan your resolution. This will keep you motivated to meet your goal and once you reach the end of your challenge, you will feel good about being oh-so-close to your well-deserved reward.
Take Some Alternative Sport
So you have been jogging/running for some years and now want to set up a new fitness resolution for yourself. Here we suggest, instead of increasing intensity of your current regimen, consider adding a new thing into it. You can either replace jogging with swimming, cycling, any sport or you can add it to your existing plan. No matter what you choose, make sure you do something that you actually enjoy and that should make some impact to your overall health and well-being.
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Find A Fitness Buddy
Finding yourself a fitness buddy might sound like a pretty common advice that you will receive, but its a lot more than that. This year, resolve to find your fitness buddy for sure so that you will get some friendly competition and increased accountability to meet your fitness goals. Once you find yourself a fitness buddy, your next step should be to choose a common goal together and start working on it. It is always encouraging to have someone rooting and waiting for you at your gym or a yoga class.
While these are just the suggestions to kick start your New Year on a healthy note, there are always variations of fitness resolutions that you can think of. However, no matter what you choose it should be achievable.
So, resolve to be healthy and stick to what you resolve.