How to Stick to Your Fitness New Year’s Resolutions


As a new year approaches, many people view it as a chance for change. That’s why many people make New Year’s resolutions.

However, while 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 9% keep them. So while you have an almost 50% chance of committing to one, you have a small chance of keeping it.

Fitness New Year’s resolutions are one of the most common ones. If you want to choose this as your resolution, how can you improve your odds of sticking with it?

Check out this guide to learn the best methods for sticking with a fitness resolution this year.


Create Measurable Goals

Working out serves several purposes:

  • Lose weight
  • Lose inches
  • Heart health
  • Mental health
  • Overall general health

These are common fitness goals, so start by choosing your goals. Next, choose one or two of these or different ones.

Next, determine measurable goals. For example, choose how much weight to lose if this is your goal.

Keep in mind: you need realistic goals. Unrealistic goals are discouraging when you fail to meet them.

Once you set them, write them down and post them in your home. Then, you can see them every day. They might even encourage you to continue working on your fitness training.

Adjust Your Schedule for It

Adding fitness goals to your schedule might require making some adjustments. Whenever you choose a new hobby or activity, you must squeeze it in.

Thus, it would help if you prioritized your New Year’s goals by working them into your schedule.

First, how much time do you want to spend working out? Secondly, how often do you want to exercise?

Once you answer these questions, you can determine when to work out. Then, you can put it on your schedule. If you don’t put it on your calendar, you’ll be less likely to get to it.

Get Accountability

Being answerable to someone is the key to sticking to a goal. When creating fitness goals, you might look for someone else with similar goals. Then, ask this person to hold you accountable.

For example, do you have friends or relatives who want to work out this year? If so, make it a joint effort. You’ll both be more likely to stick with it if you hold each other accountable.

Choose a Fitness Plan

Joining a gym is one way to increase your chances of sticking with your goal. However, you can also hire a fitness coach.

In either case, you need a fitness plan to follow. A fitness plan directs you and helps you meet your goals. You can check out or look for a different group to join.

Stick With Your Fitness New Year’s Resolutions

Sticking with your fitness New Year’s resolutions might be challenging but not impossible. Additionally, develop a positive mindset about working out, follow these tips, and start getting healthier.

You can do this!

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