New Year's resolutions are a time-honored tradition, and for many people, staying committed to fitness is at the top of the list. However, it can be challenging to keep up with your fitness goals, especially in the early days of the new year. Here are seven tips to help you stay committed to your fitness journey as the new year starts:
It's important to set goals that are challenging but achievable. Instead of aiming to increase your PR squat by 100 pounds in a month, set a more realistic goal and take it one day at a time. This will not only help you stay committed, but it will also help you achieve your goals faster.
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Once you have set your goals, create a plan to achieve them. This could include a schedule of when you will work out, what classes you’ll take, and how often you will attend them. Having a plan in place will help you stay on track and make it easier to stay committed.
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Having someone to work out with can be a great way to stay committed. Not only will you have someone to keep you accountable, but you'll also have someone to share the experience with.
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Keeping track of your progress is an important part of staying committed. Whether it's by tracking your weight, measurements, or the number of reps you can do, tracking your progress will help you see how far you've come and how much you've accomplished.
Pro-Tip: With Wodify, you’ll not only have a graph that shows your progress, but also gives your percentages based on your 1-rep-max, performance history for a specific rep scheme, and also performance history broken down by year so you can stay on top of your gains.
Staying committed to fitness can be challenging, so it's important to reward yourself along the way. Whether it's a new workout outfit or a massage, giving yourself a reward can help keep you motivated.
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Life happens, and sometimes you might miss a workout. Don't beat yourself up over it and instead, be flexible with your schedule and adjust as necessary.
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Keeping a positive attitude is crucial to staying committed to your fitness journey. Remember that setbacks are normal and that progress takes time. Keep your eyes on the prize, stay focused on your goals, and don't give up.
By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to staying committed to your fitness journey in the new year. Remember, it's not about perfection, it's about progress, and with a little bit of hard work and determination, you can achieve your fitness goals in the coming year.
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