If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, you need a plan to help you get there. Your plan should include clear, realistic goals that specify what you hope to accomplish throughout the year. Do you need to lose 20 or 30 pounds, tone muscle or do you want to increase stamina and endurance?
Once you have your plan in place, here are a few tips to help you get in shape with the New Year:
- Get some form of exercise daily. Going to the gym once or twice a week is great but you’ll reach your fitness goal faster if you make a point to get some type of exercise daily. Go for a jog, dance or play with your kids. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re up and moving.
- Make a commitment to eat healthy and get enough sleep. You’ll feel better, have more energy and it’ll help you stay focused so you can accomplish your fitness goals.
- Hold yourself accountable. If you tell others about your plan, you’ll feel more obligated to do it. Having a workout partner is a great way push yourself to stick with your fitness plan because you don’t want to let them down.
- Keep track of your progress. Keeping track helps you to see where you started, where you are now and what you need to do to reach your goals. Seeing your accomplishments can also be a powerful motivator.
These tips can help get you going and keep you motivated so you can reach your fitness goals. Once there, use them to help you stay in shape.