Making New Year resolution is easy but the real deal is achieving it. It becomes difficult holding to your New Year resolutions as life gets busier through the year. You find yourself distracted from what you set out to do the New Year. Meeting your fitness goals with Fitbit advices setting a goal that’s specific since when you know exactly what you need to accomplish, it will be easier to achieve your health and fitness goals.
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Here are common resolutions in health and fitness people make:
• Losing weight
• Build muscle
• Eat healthy
• Reduce stress
• Walk more
• Get more sleep
• Work out more
Here are ways to make sure you achieve your goals in health and fitness:
Make Your Resolution Quantitative
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Set goals quantitatively, for example, “I will lose 10 pounds weight”. Adding a number to your goal ensures you keep track of it and allows setting up a more achievable goal to ensure success.
Set a Plan
Before you embark on your health and fitness resolution, set a plan.
Know when you will exercise and identify the days and time convenient for you. Pick out the type of exercise you will start with—start with the one you will enjoy. Pick an exercise that works for you and stop worrying about what other people are doing.
You can choose from activities such as cycling, swimming, skating, weightlifting, tennis, dancing, basketball, running etc.
When trying to stay on track, people tend to use calendaring and scheduling, but this doesn’t work for everyone. So, it is better to plan from your personal preferences and habits.
Start by making small resolutions to set the pace for keeping them. For example, if you aim to workout more frequently, scheduling three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven would work for the start.
If you aim to eat healthy, replace unhealthy foods with ones you enjoy eating, like yoghurt and fruit.
Set Your Resolutions Sooner Rather Than Later
By setting your resolutions sooner, it ensure you achieve your goals early. You can start planning your resolution before the ball drops at midnight.
Change One Behavior at a Time
It takes some time to develop unhealthy behaviors, therefore, it won’t take a day to replace unhealthy behaviors with good ones. Don’t worry that you are overwhelmed you have to reassess everything in your life. Instead, focus on changing one thing at a time.
Be Realistic in Your Fitness Resolutions
One of the mistakes people make is setting unrealistic resolution. Make sure your goal is realistic and achievable. Think of it as if were building a house—start slow with low intensity and duration, gradually building a solid foundation of fitness and then building upon that foundation as your fitness improves.
New Year resolution success with Fitbit recommends creating smaller, short-term daily goals that build to the big goal, and celebrate the accomplishment of achieving the daily goal. By following Fitbit advice, 73% of those who tried achieved the majority of their resolution, and 22% achieved at least some of the resolution.
By following Fitbit advice, 73% of those who tried achieved the majority of their resolution, and 22% achieved at least some of the resolution.