It is very common for people to come up with New Year’s resolutions every year, especially those who want to be fit and healthy. If it’s not everyone’s goal every single year, then it’s probably most people’s number one greatest desire to get fit and stay in shape all year-round. Get motivated and be one with them.
The first step is the hardest. That is a true story especially when you want to get in shape and take better care of your health this year. Although it might be a little difficult to transition into a new, healthy lifestyle, it’s not impossible. Getting fit can be easy with these simple steps to get yourself motivated this New Year.
Imagine if you are hitting the gym with some pair of casual and regular leggings, and a tee meant to be worn at home or just for running errands? Not only you’ll look uglier while working out but also less motivated because you are not wearing the right attire. Start by getting yourself some nice workout clothes. Your gym outfit will not only make you look good and properly dressed in the gym but also give you extra motivation to get moving. Having the right clothing will reinforce your identity as a gym junkie. Plus, you know you will have to wear those new outfits unless you want them just to go to waste.
Be it an online journal, a notebook, or a vlog, keep track of your fitness journey from day 1. This way, you will have a record of how you’re doing and see how much you’ve progressed in a certain amount of time. You can even get an extra layer of social support that can keep you motivated if you share your progress with your friends.
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Admit it; it’s tough to be on your own especially when you’re new to working out. When you are clueless and don’t know where to start, having someone who can guide you and motivate you helps a lot, right? So to make getting fit even more possible by creating a buddy system with a friend. You can help push each other to your limits this year.
It’s not a very realistic thing to say that your reward is a better health or a good-looking body. Treat yourself an actual reward such as a smoothie or an episode of your favorite tv show every after workout session. It is a very powerful technique because your brain can latch onto it and think the behavior is worthwhile. Once you’ve trained your brain to recognize that the workout itself is the reward, you won’t need a treat anymore.
Whether with a friend or with a total stranger working out next to you at the gym, show off your inner beast and prove that you are better. This way, you are not only challenging other people around you but also yourself.
The truth is, every day won’t feel like a fitness fairytale so don’t be too hard on yourself. With the right balance of hard work and motivation, all your sweating sessions will surely pay off, and you can spend the whole year fit and healthy!