Feeling a bit out of shape lately? Kick the new year off right by setting fitness goals for yourself. Good fitness goal setting is clear and specific. This means writing down exactly what you want to achieve and the steps you will take to achieve it.
By having a clear end goal in mind, you will be more motivated to make a change and reach success. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few new year’s fitness goals for your inspiration.
Set A Healthy Nutrition Plan
Setting an effective nutrition plan will be key to achieving your health goals. Take a look at your current diet and think about what specific changes need to be made for the new year. Make it a point to limit the amount of junk food you eat. A healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and protein will help you reach your fitness potential.
Build Your Strength
When you’re stronger, day to day physical activities immediately seem easier. Getting stronger is a challenging goal to work towards, but it’s worth it in the long run.
Muscular strength and endurance can be developed by performing repetitive strength training activities while gradually building resistance. Some of these activities may include push-ups, lunges, squats, or weightlifting.
Weightlifting is one of the most effective ways to build endurance and strength in your arms. If you’re a beginner at this, it’s important to start off slow and easy. Once you feel yourself getting stronger, you can move onto heavier weights. Using the right gym equipment for your needs will be integral to your success.
Improve Your Flexibility And Balance
Many people tend to lose balance and flexibility as they get older, but there are ways to help this issue before it starts.
To improve your sense of balance and coordination, try jumping on a trampoline regularly. Trampolining challenges you to land on your feet and focus your balance without injuring your joints.
Regular jumping also helps strengthen and lengthen your muscles, which increases your overall flexibility. Improving your flexibility can ultimately help prevent injury and reduce muscle pain, as your muscles and joints will be looser. This will make it easier to move freely throughout your daily life.
Find A Sport Or Skill To Master
To celebrate the start of a new year, why not find a new sport or skill to master? Pick something that you know you will enjoy and practice until you excel at it, like boxing, gymnastics, trampolining, martial arts, or weightlifting. Doing an activity that you love is the best way to keep you motivated to reach your exercise goals. Remember to track your progress and successes along the way.
Set A Consistent Workout Routine
Once you’ve set your specific exercise goals, you will need to establish an efficient workout routine to help you achieve them. The most important thing you must do is stay consistent or you will never reach your fitness resolution.
Your exercise program should be integrated into your lifestyle so that you get into a natural rhythm of working out regularly.
Find things that will motivate you to keep up with it, like a workout partner, pre-paid workout classes, or even a fitness trainer. However, make sure not to over-commit yourself. Find a fitness routine that will realistically work for you, that you know you will be able to keep up with.