The new year signifies a fresh start to set new goals and for many of us getting fit is usually at the top of the list of resolutions. We all want to be our healthiest and getting there is easier when you have the right steps in place. Making small but significant adjustments like using a fitness tracker or enlisting a workout buddy can be the difference that keeps you motivated. Here are 5 helpful tips for achieving your fitness goals this year.
Get A Workout Buddy
By teaming up with other people, you will not only enjoy your workouts more, but it will help keep you accountable. It’s easy to cancel on yourself; it’s not so easy to cancel on a friend who is depending on you to provide mutual support. Find a buddy who is also on a fitness journey to share your workouts and accomplishments with.
While gimmicky diets often fail, balanced meal prep will keep you satisfied and in alignment with your fitness goals. By preparing healthy meals ahead of time, you will avoid grabbing junk food on-the-go, and you’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your meals.
Add Home Workouts
We love the convenience of working out at home. It’s pretty great to be able to roll out of bed, put on your sneakers and get some exercise. It really can save you time in the morning to do a simple workout in the comfort of your own home. With the convenience of home workouts, there really is no excuse not to get your daily fitness in. So, instead of rushing to the gym, try putting on a YouTube workout video or try a streaming workout on Amazon. You’ll get your daily burn inexpensively and conveniently.
Use a Fitness Tracker
Tracking your accomplishments on an app as simple as Apple’s Health app or any other free activity tracker can help you stay motivated and keep you on schedule with your workouts. Once you start counting your steps and seeing just how much activity you’re doing, you’ll be more inclined to keep up the good work.
Workout in the Morning
While saving your workouts for the evening may seem like a good idea, many of us often find excuses later in the day not to workout. It’s much easier to get your workouts done earlier in the day after a good night’s rest than it is to try to muster up the energy after a long work day. Schedule your workouts in the morning. Not only will it feel great to get it checked off your to-do list, but you’ll also start your day off right.