Many people make and break health commitments at the start of the year. Perhaps you promised yourself this is the year you’ll finally get six pack abs, only to find yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet a week later? Maybe you planned to stop smoking this year, but then wanted to have “just one more packet”? Don’t worry if any of the above sounds familiar. There’s still time to make your New Year’s fitness goals a success, and I’ll show you how to do it in this post.click reference to learn more about this.
1) BE Rational: If you want to stop smoking, give up drinking, and fully overhaul your diet every year only to find that you return to your old habits after a month, you might not be being realistic with yourself. Many people try to improve themselves as part of their New Year fitness resolutions, but if they take on too much, they will almost certainly fail. So, before you make your goals, sit down and reflect on where you are now, and then consider where you will possibly be in a year. It is much more effective to consistently achieve small, practical fitness resolutions than it is to consistently fail to achieve big, unrealistic resolutions.
2) MAKE A PLAN: Once you’ve established your practical fitness goals, the next move is to devise a strategy. You’ve always heard the adage “those who don’t expect, plan to fail,” but this is especially true when it comes to fitness resolutions. To be effective, you must have a clear plan that lays out precisely how you can accomplish your goals. This strategy should begin by laying out where you need to be at the end of each month in order to meet your New Year’s fitness goals. It should then go on to explain what you’ll do each week to meet your monthly goal. Finally, it should go through your weekly plans in greater depth and include a list of specific everyday actions.
For instance, if your goal is to lose 12 pounds by the end of the year, your monthly goal would most likely be 1 pound per month (which equates to a deficit of around 3,500 calories). Your weekly goal will then be to burn 400 calories while also reducing your calorie intake by 400 calories (which adds up to a deficit of 800 calories a week and 3,520 calories a month). Cut out the bag of crisps you usually eat on Mondays and Tuesdays (at 200 calories per packet) and replace it with a 20-minute moderate cycling session on Wednesdays and Thursdays (which will burn 200 calories per session).
3) GO Through THE PLAN AGAIN: Having a game plan in place will help you stick to your New Year’s fitness goals. However, if you do not revisit your strategy on a regular basis, it will become obsolete. Make time each week to review your progress towards the plan and make any required adjustments. For example, if you have a good week, you may be able to raise your monthly goal. If you have a bad week, figure out what went wrong and change your plans for the next week so it doesn’t happen again.