8 Tips for Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution Fitness Goals

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new yearWe are almost a month into the New Year, and the enthusiasm around those resolutions may be starting to fade. Here are 8 simple tips for helping your goals work for the whole year ahead!

1)    Make realistic goals

-Set goals that fit in your lifestyle

-Start with smaller goals and then increase them as they become habits

 

2)    Make exercise part of your routine

-Add exercise into your regular schedule

-Pencil exercise into your schedule

-Be specific about time and place

 

3)    Get a workout buddy

-Join a class or find someone to work out with

-Having a buddy increases your chance for adhering to an exercise routine

 

4)    Make it convenient

-Pick a gym or an type of exercise that you can do close to home or work

-You will be less likely to stick with a program if it is a hassle to get there

 

5)    Fit in exercise anywhere and everywhere

-You can add in jumping jacks, push-ups or squats anywhere

-Park your car in a further parking spot or take the stairs when you can

 

6)    Keep it fun

-There are many different ways to exercise so if you are miserable going to the gym seek out other options.

-Bike riding, hiking, climbing, yoga, etc. are great ways to stay active

 

7)    Reward yourself

-When you have stuck with an exercise program for a set amount of time (week, month, etc.) treat yourself

-Ideas for a reward would be a massage or a new piece of exercise clothing

 

8)    Support your exercise habits with a healthy lifestyle

-Having a healthy lifestyle does not just include exercise so support your exercise habits with a healthy diet, adequate amounts of sleep, etc.

 

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