New Year Fitness Goals: How to Prepare

 

New year fitness goals, everyone has them right?

Don’t you? I’m sure you must have thought about them by now right? Due to the time of year, I’m sure it’s on your mind right?

It’s that time of the year again folks.

You know, that time of the year where people start thinking about this year and what they can do better in the new year.

A lot of times, this involves goal setting, making resolutions or what I call “to do betters.”

When it comes to your health, just saying “I want to get healthier” or “I’m going to start going to the gym” is not a good enough goal. In this blog, I’m going to give you my top three things you must do to prepare for your new year fitness goals.

Reflection

The first thing I want you to do to prepare for your new year fitness goals is to reflect.

You must reflect on this year. Go back and look at your fitness goals from this year.

Did you have any goals at all? If so, how did you do? If you did not do well or have any goals, ask yourself why not?

Spend time writing down your thoughts, but, don’t dwell on them too much.

Don’t spend too much thought on them because it’s over and done. It’s time to move on to new ones.

It’s time to take action and be specific with your new year fitness goals.

Be Very Specific

You most likely did not do well on your goal(s) because you did not have specific, realistic ones. So, here’s a specific, realistic goal for fitness:

I will walk outside three times a week for 15 minutes every morning at 7am.

Another detailed goal would look like this:

I will go to bed each night at 9:30 pm by getting ready at 8:30 pm. I will shut down all electronic devices, take a shower and be in my bed my 9pm. From 9:00-9:30, I will read a book until 9:30.

Goals have to be specific, measurable and written down where you can see them on a regular basis.

While being specific with your goals is a must, you must write them down too.

You Have to See Them Daily

New year fitness goals have to be visible in order to achieve them.

Furthermore, you can’t count on your memory to remind you of what they are because your memory is fleeting!

When you see things on a regular basis, it becomes a part of you and you take ownership of it.

So, I suggest you write them in several places like:

  1. On a notecard you carry with you.
  2. On a notecard you keep in your bed and bathroom.
  3. At your job in your drawer or attached to your computer.

Conclusion

New year fitness goals can be achieved.   But, you need to put more attention into them on the front end. Most of all, I hope my three suggestions give you a jump start to your new year fitness goals!

I’d love to help you set your 2017 New Year fitness goals. Contact me today for a consultation to do so!

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