How to stick to fitness resolutions is a question I get a lot. One month into the year is a great time to reflect on your goals. Are they still in line with what you hope to accomplish? Are they realistic? There’s no shame in readjusting your goals to better fit your needs or to be more realistic. If your goal is to make lasting changes, then making measurable goals with accountability can help. Set aside regular time once a month or per week to evaluate your progress.
How to Stick to Fitness Resolutions:
- Start Now: The hardest part of the workout is usually showing up! Commit to starting and sticking with it!
- Start Small: Starting with even 5 mins a day “mini workout” can help to get you into the flow of a fitness routine. It allows you to start to build up your workout confidence and limits the excuse that you don’t have enough time to workout. If in your mind you only have to do 5 minutes, you may be inspired to go longer and longer once you get started!
- Start with Classes: Fitness classes are the perfect way to get that extra push! Classpass memberships let you try new workout classes (for less!) If you’ve never tried Classpass now is the time! Sign up HERE for their special free trial!
- Start Something New: If you do the same workout over and over, you’re likely to hit a plateau. Instead, try to keep your workouts fresh and new. You might try jogging, lifting weights or taking a HIIT or Pilates class.
- Start Incorporating: The easiest workouts are ones that you do within your day to day activities. It could be burpees during commercial breaks, squats while you’re doing dishes or cardio while watching TV. One trick is to keep the TV remote on my spin bike so I am reminded to try and ride my bike while I watch tv.
- Start Sharing: One of the best ways to stay accountable is to also share your goals with friends and family so they can support you along your journey. It can also be helpful to talk to a professional such as a wellness coach or personal trainer.
Why do fitness resolutions fail?
It’s easy to fall off the wagon once February rolls around, which is why many people avoid resolutions. Resolutions and goals are usually inspired by a want to make a positive change in your life or lifestyle. Whatever your reason, try to keep it as a reminder in front of you as a way to encourage you to continue working towards your goals.
What should my exercise goal be?
Starting small and building up is a great way to encourage yourself! Try setting a goal like 30 mins of cardio 3x a week or 2 fitness classes a week.
What is a fitness plan example for a week?
I have lots of fitness plan examples like this one for Peloton!