3 Tips to Help Achieve Your Fitness Goals in the New Year
January 3rd, 2018 by maccauley-marketing
This time of year, it seems like everybody is making New Year’s resolutions. And while making a resolution can be simple, sticking to it and achieving it can often be quite difficult for many people. Especially when it comes to resolutions involving physical fitness and wellness. That’s why the professionals at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ are here to offer a few helpful tips for how to achieve your fitness goals in the New Year.
Set Realistic Goals
We understand that the spirit behind setting your resolution is to make positive changes to fitness level and overall health. It’s only natural for many people to establish big, ambitious goals for themselves. But there is value in knowing yourself and being realistic when you are starting out. So be honest with yourself and use that information to help establish goals that are attainable and realistic, that will also help improve your level of performance.
Take it Slow When Starting Out
Instead of trying to work your way into peak physical condition all at once, think of your resolution as a long-term commitment to a healthier lifestyle. If you try to do too much too fast, you may risk burning yourself out or increasing your risk of injury. So take it easy when you are in the beginning stages of your new fitness regimen. For example, start with low-to-moderate intensity workouts and slowly build towards more intense activity. Just because you know other people who train six days a week doesn’t mean you have to immediately jump to that level yourself.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Working out is supposed to be a relief from your daily stress, not a cause for more of it. Unfortunately, many people can get easily discouraged and give up if they put too much pressure on themselves. So try to relax and focus on the joys of your physical activity instead of torturing yourself over it. Make a point of working out with a friend or commit to joining a class at your gym. If the gym atmosphere isn’t for you, find a sport or any activity that makes exercise more fun. It can be as simple as walking around your neighborhood. Even small activity is better for your health than being stagnant. Find something that will help make working out feel less like work.
Hopefully these tips will help you come closer to fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions and avoid getting distressed. If you are ever in need of any additional guidance and expertise, you can always call on the professionals at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™. Our experts will work with you to help you reach your true peak level of athletic performance. For more information or to schedule an in-person consultation, please contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ today or follow us on social media.