It’s almost that time of year! Once the new year comes around hundreds flock to your local gym…and after a few weeks the turnout seems to go downhill. How come so many people make their resolution “to get in shape” in the new year and then never really accomplish that?
It’s because a new year’s resolution to “be healthy” or “get in shape” isn’t specific enough. If you really want to see your health or fitness level improve in the next year you have to make measurable and realistic goals. A lot goes into getting into shape and that is why so many people just give up.
My suggestion: make a specific resolution. If you want to get shape, pick a goal. For example, you can make your resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week. Or maybe it can be to be able to run a 5k by April. Maybe you will have two days a week when you don’t eat meat. Resolutions like these are specific and less intimidating than something like “be healthy”.
What are your resolutions for 2014?