The start of the new year is an ideal time for change, and many people use the new year to kick off new goals. According to research and surveys from Sundried, a UK-based cycling and athletic brand, a whopping 95% of New Year’s resolutions are fitness-related. Just three months into the year, only 10% of people think they will follow through with these resolutions. Here’s our best advice on how to break the pattern and achieve your goals.
1. Write Down Your Goals
Writing down your goals will not only make them concrete, but it will also help you remember them. Want to take it the extra mile? Post your goals somewhere you can see them for a regular reminder that you’re working towards an accomplishment.
2. Establish a Purpose
Ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Having an answer to this question will help you in the moments when you really don’t want to do it. Your “why” can help keep you on track, motivating you onwards.
3. Make Your Goals Realistic
Setting huge, extravagant goals can be intimidating. Try keeping your goals in a realistic, maintainable realm. The more you accomplish your goals, the more motivated you will be to continue working towards the next one.
4. Stay Accountable
Sometimes it can be hard to be motivated or responsible for your workouts on your own. If you don’t have a training partner to keep you accountable, try asking a friend to text you about your workout! It can serve as a reminder, and a motivator. Or look into hiring a Personal Trainer to give you that extra push!
5. Document It
There are plenty of ways to track your training. Whether you use Instagram, Strava, Nike Run Club, or a notebook and pen! Using something to log and track your progress can be super helpful and motivating, allowing you to look back and see how far you’ve come!
6. Choose Exercises You Enjoy
It doesn’t have to be hard or miserable. So you hate running? Try cycling or walking instead. The more you actually like your training style, the more enthusiastic you’ll be about getting after a workout! Find a class that suits your training preferences here!
The whole point of setting goals is to achieve them! While it might seem easier to give up and accept defeat, there is no time like the present to get after those goals! Use these 6 tips to get off on the right foot, see those goals through to the very end, and make 2023 your best year yet!