(When it comes to resolutions, especially for mid-January, everyone loves to be specific. Not being specific will lead you back to square one, next year a time like now, making the same resolutions and the cycle continues)
Everyone wants to set straight fitness goals. Who does not want to look back at 2017 and say, “it is the year that made me a better person”? However, with so much advice on the internet, each source claiming to be directly from a qualified trainer, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed by loads of information and end up making the wrong decision. Here’s a collective broad view to ensure that you remain on track for the larger part of the year, here’s how you can hit your fitness goals for 2017:
- Plan for it
Would it really be a new year if there were no fitness goals? Well, for you to actually realize them, you have to mean them, write them down, and swear to follow them. This will prevent you from hitting the gym pretty hard while the resolutions are still fresh and then getting tired and eventually giving up along the way. Fitness is a part of your life and that means that you have to be in it for the long run.
- Regular check-ups
Most people just assume that they are okay as long as they are not struck by major illnesses. This should not be the case. Regular blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol level checkups could help a lot. They will help you know if you are exercising too much or when to pump up your workout regime a little.
- Healthy feeding habits could make all the difference
For every fitness success story, dieting is always mentioned first. Eliminate junk food from your diet completely. Funny enough, people decide to go vegan as a new year’s resolution. This is not the only way, though. Just include more veggies, liquids, and fruits in your diet.
- Strive to do better each time
To attain even better results, you will have to step out of the comfort zones and go the extra mile. For instance, if you can only pull off a plank for 2 minutes, try to extend to 3 minutes next time. Do not focus on the misery periods, focus on the end results.
- Make SMART goals
Your fitness goals must be smart, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. . Break down your complex goals into smaller attainable tasks. For instance, a single day set aside for workouts only will be a long shot. Working out every day for a minimum of 15 minutes will be a better choice.
Yoga stole the show for the whole of 2016. There is a good feeling that it will continue to be popular in 2017. Joining a class won’t be necessary with the thousand yoga videos and illustrations available on the internet.
Nothing makes you feel special than achieving something you thought was impossible. Have you been dreaming of hitting the finish line in a marathon or volunteering at a charity event? Well, 2017 is just the perfect year for you to challenge your inner self.