Are you ready to start working on your New Year’s fitness goals? We don’t have to wait until the New Year to get started, let’s set and stick to those New Year Goals!
The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes a fresh start and countless opportunities to set and achieve new goals. Whether it’s improving your diet, getting into shape, or taking up a new hobby; goal setting is an important part of getting the most out of life. As far as fitness is concerned, planning ahead can be key to success.
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With dedication and determination, setting and sticking to goals can help us to become healthier and happier. Setting fitness goals can help keep us motivated and on track with our fitness journey throughout the year. It’s also a great way to create positive energy and focus in our lives.
We have the perfect plan for you that will help you reach your goals and make a difference in your life.
For our friends at Prism Fitness, we have created a printable fitness journal that walks you through how to set fitness goals. Now is the Time: Make Room for the Best You Fitness Journal is packed with expert tips and advice to get you started, whether you are a beginner or just need a fresh start. Our journal is filled with encouragement, motivation, and just the right tools to keep track of your progress so you can start moving today. Grab our free fitness journal here.
You can also check out this trending article on How to Crush your Goals by using the SMART method.
Plan now. Start a new fitness routine in the New Year.
When the new year approaches, it is customary to make yourself and your health a priority. The extended two months of holiday lifestyle is in full swing right now, and cookies for breakfast sometimes seem like standard fare.
That looming January 1 date is near when everyone seems to plan for that “hard reset” to get back on the fitness and health wagon. Sometimes the planning gets hardcore all at once with the idea that you will work out 6 or more times a week with a mix of cardio and strength, meditate, healthy eating, and do all of that while still managing your daily routine—family—friends. Sudden, drastic changes to the schedule can be unsustainable and can often lead to failure.
Make small, incremental changes
Habits will stick if you make small, incremental changes versus the all-at-once approach.
Stop worrying about a complete re-invention; you just need to find a realistic fitness routine that you can manage within your daily life. The small changes that you integrate daily will determine how your willpower can create healthier habits. Consistency over intensity is often the winner for long-term fitness goals.
Plan a tactical approach
First, take a look at your calendar, start with 2-3 days a week for 15-30 minutes. Then block out your exercise times by plugging it in your phone, setting your alarm, or by letting Siri or Alexa help you schedule. If something comes up, reschedule, but never cancel.
Next, get your equipment or exercises ready. Have your fitness bands, stability ball, and exercise mats, and have your space booked out. Finally, it would help if you had ideas on what exercises to do with your body or the equipment you have on hand. Our Prism Fitness line of self-guided products eases you into a routine by starting you off with ideas right at your fingertips.
Remember, fitness routines and a healthy lifestyle are all about balance. So, have the cookie (just maybe not for breakfast). Give yourself time to grow into a fitness routine, and you will be on your way to success.
Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Goals with These 5 Quick Tips
Many people start the year with a challenging New Year’s Goal. There is nothing wrong with looking to make a change in your health or fitness. But according to Forbes, 80% of New Year’s Goals will be abandoned by February.
The main reason these goals fail is that people create a goal without a plan. Not us, not this year. This year we are going to make our goals stick by starting with these 5 tips.
1. Take Baby Steps Towards Your New Year’s Fitness Goals
- We set ourselves up for failure by exercising too hard too soon. That’s when we become extremely sore, injured, or discouraged.
- Gradually increase your workout time and/or intensity.
2. Find like-minded people!
- Find a form of exercise you enjoy and others who share that enjoyment.
- Join a running club, biking club, ski club, or tennis team.
- Sign-up for a race, so you’re working toward a specific goal. Join a training group to help you prepare.
- Seek out cardio and strength Group Fitness classes at your health club or community center with certified instructors who can guide and encourage you.
- Register for individual or small group Personal Training sessions.
All of these can be found virtually, so pick a setting and program that best fits your needs!
3. Celebrate Small Achievements within Your New Year’s Goals
- Don’t wait until you reach your goal to pat yourself on the back!
- Set smaller goals along the path to your main goal.
- Celebrate your successes (in a healthy way) to stay motivated.
4. Give Yourself a Break!
- Remember we are human, and humans are not perfect.
- Don’t dwell on imperfections. If you stray from your path, forgive yourself and get back on track.
5. Go for Two New Year’s Resolutions in One. Get Fit AND Stay Organized!
Having in-home equipment helps you stay on track on your time. But there is nothing more overwhelming than having unused fitness equipment rolling around your house. With this final tip, you can get fit and stay organized.
Here’s a great solution to crossing off two popular New Year’s resolutions with one action.
Do you have an unused space in your house or business? Turn it into a mini gym!
Cardio, Strength, & Stretch in one system. The combination of exercises you can do with medicine balls, stability balls, fitness cables, smart mats, and foam rollers can keep your fitness schedule packed. And if you run out of ideas, look no further than the myriad of exercises – printed right on the products!
Plus, the Smart In-Home Gym holds all the products in a stylish, compact, and organized way. With all these products within easy access, you’ll lose the excuse of not having time to get to the gym.
Here are a couple of ideas to get you started with your new mini-gym.
Build a Strong Core:
Medicine Ball Twists – Sit with your feet on the ground, and lean back with your back flat. Tap the medicine ball from side to side, working your obliques and abdominal muscles. Try 3 sets of 10.
Build Leg Strength
Wall Sit with Stability Ball – Position the ball between your back and the wall. Ease down into a squat position. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat.
Stretch Your Muscles
Partial Sun Salutations on the Smart Mat: Start in High Plank, then drop to low plank, keeping your elbows close to your ribs. Next, ease into up dog by lowering your body toward the ground, lifting your torso up, and positioning the tops of your feet on the floor. Finally, turn your toes under, heels toward the ground, and position into an inverted V, or down dog. Repeat.
New Year’s Fitness Goals Don’t Have to Be a Drag
Set goals that are achievable and allow for life to happen. They don’t have to drag you down. Those goals are often forgotten or abandoned within a month. Your health deserves better. You deserve better.
We want to make sure you are crushing your New Year’s fitness goals and that you are set up for success, however, you determine what that healthier and happier future looks like. Remember your goals are for you so here’s to your health in the new year!
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