Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Stick

As you know, 2018 will soon be a distant memory, and as you ring in the New Year, will you be setting yourself any goals and resolutions for 2019? If the answer is yes, there’s a strong chance that they’re going to be health, weight, or fitness-related. Whether you’ve set yourself the target of losing a certain amount of weight, bulking up and building muscle, or simply going to the gym a set time of days each week, making your New Year’s Resolutions stick is far from simple. The truth is that, come January, gyms up and down the country will be packed full of people looking to access personal training and lose the weight they gained over the holidays. Statistically, they will only regularly go to the gym for the first two weeks. After losing a few kilograms and feeling as if they’ve somewhat achieved their goals, that will likely be the last time they see a gym until 2020. To ensure your resolutions stick however, we’ve compiled the following list.

Find exercise you enjoy

As mentioned, a lot of people who decide that January is the perfect time for them to get fit and lose weight, unfortunately doing really enjoy going to the gym at all. They force themselves to exercise and diet, but deep down they don’t enjoy it and as time goes by they resent it more and more. Eventually, normally around two weeks after they first joined up, they decide to throw in the towel and call it quits. If you want to make your resolutions stick, find exercise and physical activities that you actually enjoy doing. If you like hiking, why not go hiking several times per week? If you like being in the water, swimming is another great way to exercise and lose weight. Basically, if you enjoy the exercises and activities that you’re performing, it won’t feel like a challenge and you’ll actually look forward to working out. Try out our Personal Training services, they are a hit with our locals.

Begin small

Another common reason why people fail when it comes to their resolutions to get fit is because they try to do too much, too soon. Rather than starting small they instead throw themselves into the deep end. Instead of a light exercise routine they will work out as if they are training for the Olympic Games. If you set yourself a goal that is too large to achieve, it can become overwhelming, which will increase the likelihood of you failing before you can really get going. Instead, set your goal into a series of smaller goals. Instead of giving yourself a target weight loss of 10 kilograms, instead, set yourself a weekly weight loss of 2.5 kilograms. This means that within 5 months you could potentially have reached your target.

Tell others about your goals

If you are serious about making your resolutions stick, telling other people about your goals is a great way of holding yourself accountable. That way, if you do feel as if you want to quit, you will then have to explain your actions to other people and explain why you quit. Many people would rather not suffer the shame of admitting that they have quit, and so they will soldier on, even on days when they can’t be bothered.