Hey, how are those fitness resolutions going?
It’s been a few days since January 1st, and I’m sure that you’re feeling great about the new year and the opportunities it brought. But how many of us have actually stuck to our fitness goals for more than a day or two? How many managed to maximize our physical development results?
If the answer is “not me,” then this blog post is for you.
If you want to optimize your progress and smash your new year’s resolutions keep reading as we give our best tips to reach your goals.
#1 Plan Ahead
If you think about it, fitness is quite predictable, especially if you have a specific action plan.Before you rush into doing the things to improve physically and mentally, you have to, well, know what you’re doing! Think about the results you want to achieve during your fitness resolutions this year and build your plan accordingly.
This could entail optimization of physical activity and nutrition so if you are a newbie your best bet is to hire a professional personal trainer/coach/nutritionist, who can help you figure out what’s best for YOU.
#2 Eat Quality Food Sources
In the fitness world, it’s all about quality over quantity. If you plan on achieving fitness goals (and a great physique) during the next year, your nutrition should be of top priority. You need to know which foods are going to help you most and which to avoid.
There is a lot of theories (good and bad) regarding healthy nutrition. If we had to get it down to a couple of bullet points, here’s how it would look:
- Get your essential nutrients (Proteins & fats) from quality sources (foods from well-raised animals)
- Focus on whole foods. Avoid overly-processed foods
- Drink lots of water
- Supplement when needed with protein products or vitamins and minerals
#3 Get A Training Buddy for your Fitness Resolutions
Share your resolutions with friends and get yourself a training buddy. Odds are that at least one of your closes friends has also set fitness resolutions goals. Great – instant training buddy.
Having a training buddy can lead to increased accountability, motivation, a spotter, as well as a chance to share and exchange information about training and nutrition.Sharing healthy habits with a close friend can create a strong bond that lasts a lifetime!
#4 Monitor & Adjust your Fitness Resolutions
Keep in mind that nothing works forever. A professional plan created and tailored for your training and nutrition will have to be monitored and adjusted – that’s why it’s best to have an online coach in your corner – to keep pushing you along and seeing progress.
This is the exact reason why you should also consider working with an online coach or personal trainer that offer regular check-ins and weekly consultations, besides the creation of specific fitness plans.
#5 Start A New Activity
Fitness training and good nutrition are just two fundamentals for your new year’s fitness resolution. The next chapter of your fitness starts when you realize how much more than that you can do with your body and mind. Choose a new, fun activity to engage in and stay consistent with it! Feel the joy of using your body for a variety of activities – training isn’t just weights and cardio!
To Wrap It Up
Did you make a new year’s fitness resolution? Are you going to follow through? What are you going to do for your health this year? For many people, it’s easy because they already have an idea of their challenges and know the changes they need to make in order to get healthier.
If that doesn’t apply to you then don’t worry! Using a personal trainer or online coach is a great way to get the information you need for your fitness resolution. If you’ve never set foot into a gym before or know little about exercise routines,
for a free consult and we’ll get you started on your fitness resolution!