New Year Fitness advice.
Now we are into a new year some of you have just started a new fitness journey motivated by a fresh year to try something different and become a little better than last year.
Here are some tips to help you make it last past March!
First of all, you are still the same you and need to keep your new goals within reach. Don’t try to do too much at once or too soon . Yes, you may have all the motivation in the world right now but doing 5-6 classes a week will not help you stay consistent in the long run.
Start with as little as l0-15 minutes 3 times a week and then build that time up from there.
You will be more successful if you start on the slower side and then build up when you are ready. This is a long term strategy, it needs to be something you can continue with and build into your lifestyle.
Set realistic goals. Whether it’s weight loss, strength, or hitting a certain running distance make sure the goal is achievable. Set smaller goals to hit along the way so you can see your progress.
If you don’t feel like going to the gym or class and are starting to slack with your fitness try to remember the immediate effects you will feel by working out, not just the long term. E-g. Think how good it feels after exercising and how energized you will be, also things like your sleep will be better, and stress will be less.
This will help to keep you motivated to work out in the moment.
Schedule the classes or times you will hit the gym. Putting it in your
planner will keep you on track and maintain a routine so it becomes like brushing your teeth or going to work.
As well as writing down scheduling in a planner write down your progress. Progress may be small but over time you can look back and see how far you have come!
Good luck and Happy New Year!