It’s a brand-new year, as well as a brand-new decade. And, as with any brand-new year (let alone, decade), this one comes with new opportunities. If one looked closer, one could notice a deep sense of optimism in the air, as if this new year was an opportunity to start fresh, after what was a somewhat turbulent decade. It is, of course, the time to make resolutions, and what better kind of decision to make than one that could have a profound effect on both your physical and mental well-being? Those are the best investments you can make in yourself, after all. Yes, we know; you don’t need to tell us that resolutions aren’t easy to keep. But, don’t fret, because we got your back. We’ll let you know how to make those fitness resolutions and stick with it, so read on!
One of the most important things to do first is to invest in your fitness. Plan for it—hell, spend money on it. After all, why not? To a considerable degree, it’s practically the most important thing! We’re not telling you to waste a fortune, alright. But, indeed, you mustn’t hesitate to spend on something that you feel will go a long way in helping you become a better person, both physically and mentally.
And, one of the first things you need to do is look for a supplement that you can take to prepare you for what will be your regular fitness routine. Trust us, many in the market can be of profound help as you start your day. Investigate and ask yourself what you need, then get your credit card and swipe. Do you need a mineral and vitamin boost? Or do you need something that will help in muscle growth? Only you can answer this. And when you’ve realized what you need, make sure to follow through taking it as needed.
We also recommend that you get a fitness watch if you still don’t have one by now. Trust us; in terms of motivating you to follow through on your fitness plan, fitness watches work well, and the simple reason for this is because it allows you to set goals and track your progress. In short, ask yourself what you need for your routine—whether it’s a watch, a new shoe or whatever—and go spend money on it. Believe you me; it’ll be a worthwhile investment.
Set daily as well as weekly goals. This will give you something to plan and work toward. And make sure they’re reasonable; if you set a downright impossible goal, you might simply hurt yourself or get injured. Start small if you have to and work your way up as you progress. If you’re not good at creating your exercise plan, well, use google. There are many excellent exercise plans online that you can find. Take an online class if you need to to learn how to create one. Just make sure it’s something that fits your lifestyle, and it’s something that you can follow through with.
Correct Your Diet
It goes without saying that all the exercise in the world will, to a considerable degree, amount to nothing if you eat cheeseburgers and pizza all day. It would be best if you changed your diet. So this would be an excellent time to plan your meals each week. And, as we discussed above, be realistic about it. Because if you over-estimate your ability to follow through a diet plan, you’ll just end up going back to old habits, and nothing can demotivate someone better than an old, bad habit rearing its ugly head, and one that you weren’t able to resist.
We cannot stress this enough: you need to drink water. Now, you might be thinking that we’re belaboring the obvious here, but trust us, many don’t drink as much water as they should. Remember, drinking water and staying hydrated helps your vital organs perform as well as they should. And if you’re going to be dedicated to an exercise regiment, that is exactly what you need.
Keep Yourself Motivated
If you aren’t motivated, then of course you’ll simply fall by the wayside and go back to old, familiar habits. It would be best if you did whatever you can to keep yourself motivated. If that means listening to Eye of the Tiger while you’re working out, then do it. Create a kick-ass playlist—one that will keep you pumped and motivated as you work out. Don’t allow yourself to run out of gas and burn yourself out. Imagine yourself getting better and better—looking better and better—every time you reach your daily or weekly goals—this can go a long way in keeping you motivated. Soon, you won’t have to imagine, since you’ll be seeing all the changes in the mirror.