New Year is around the corner and we’re all thinking of what New Year fitness goals and resolutions we may set for the coming year. But wait a minute; have you accomplished your fitness goals for the previous year? Maybe not. And that’s basically the problem of everyone who has ever set a fitness goal for the New Year, at least for the majority of us. The beginning of a year brings you a lot of excitement and joy; it makes you feel fresh and lively once again. That’s the reason why most of us are keen on setting New Year resolutions, because we know we’re full of energy.
Nonetheless, by the time you reach the month of March or April everything seems to be boring again. You no longer feel as excited as you did when the year began. And you have no motivation to achieve the goals you once set; especially, your fitness goals. A study has even revealed that about 73% people who set New Year fitness goals give up on them. Have you wondered why? Are you one of those people?
If you’re wondering why does it happen all the time and why people leave their New Year fitness goals without accomplishing them, then you must be aware of certain facts related to it.
Unpopular Facts about New Year Fitness Goals
Just as mentioned earlier, we set New Year resolutions each year because we’re all energetic and lively when the year begins. Although it is a great practice, it’s also important to make sure you achieve them. A lot of people who set New Year fitness goals do not work hard enough to attain them. They either give up too soon or think they will get into the habit of doing it magically. However, it is definitely not true.
Here are some facts about why people do not achieve their New Year fitness goals that you should know about.
Not Setting Realistic Goals
A lot of people think they will miraculously lose weight or get active just because they’ve made it a New Year resolution. This is where they’re going wrong. Nothing happens magically, that is why it is important for you to set realistic goals. This means goals that you can actually work on accomplishing.
If you wake up one day and say to yourself “I’m going to cut out eating junk all at once and only consume fresh veggies and fruits” you probably won’t be able to do it. That’s because you have all of a sudden stopped something that you were in the habit of doing. So it will only awaken more desire in you. You can rather start by adding healthy food items to your meals. In this way your goal will not become difficult and you can likely achieve it.
Lack of Planning To Achieve New Year Fitness Goals
Do you think you will be able to reach a certain spot you’ve never visited before without any help? You certainly will need maps, direction from passerby’s and GPS. Same is the case for your New Year Fitness goals. If you do not have a plan on how you will work towards achieving your resolutions, you probably will not be able to achieve them.
For instance, say you want to reduce your belly fat. Will you be able to do it just by cutting down unhealthy food items from your meals? The answer is obviously a No. You will have to start eating healthy food, consume green tea and exercise a lot if you really want to get in shape. Without having a proper plan, you will end up clueless and hence stop trying to accomplish your goal.
Not Making Your New Year Fitness Goals a Habit
For anything to become regular, you need to get in the habit of doing it. And it takes you at least 30 days to form a habit. This is why when you set a New Year resolution; you must know that you have to continue doing it for a while before it becomes normal for you.
If you’re planning on hitting the gym to shed some weight, it is important that you fix a certain time of the day that you will dedicate only to the gym. And make sure you do it every day because only then will it become a habit for you.
Simple Ways to Work on Achieving Your New Year Fitness Goals
So now you know why you’re unable to achieve your fitness goals each year. Now what can you do to be consistent in achieving your New Year resolutions without letting go of them? Here are some tips that will help you attain your goals.
Yes you want to achieve your fitness goals this year, but that does not mean you have to hurry. Take your time, get adapted to the new habits and go slow. You will only be surprised how easy it gets when you slowly yet steadily try to attain your goals.
Believe In Yourself
The major mistake many of us do is that when we slightly get off track, we give up. But that’s not why you set a resolution in the first place right? So no matter how hard it gets, no matter how many times you stopover, you can always begin again. All you need to do is believe in yourself and your goals, and you will definitely accomplish them.
Track Your Progress
When you’re working towards achieving your New Year fitness goals, it only makes sense when you keep track of your progress. Not only is it a great way to know how much you’ve achieved, but you will also be more motivated for the next time. Tracking your progress allows you to improve your performance and becomes a positive source to help you triumph.
You might have often heard the phrase ‘New Year, New Beginnings’ which is why we tend to set new and fresh resolutions and fitness goals every year. However, with utmost dedicated and hard work, you will definitely be able to achieve your New Year fitness goals for the upcoming year.