Every new year brings new resolutions, and achieving fitness and wellness goals is typically in the top three.
Unfortunately, the average person stops following their game plan after 2 weeks and has totally given up by February.
There are common missteps people make as they list their resolutions. These include making superficial goals in an effort to look like someone else, goals that are too vague in just vowing to exercise more, or goals that are too technical as one can drive themselves crazy counting calories. This leads to failure year after year.
Here are 5 guideposts to help you achieve your personal fitness and wellness goals that are obtainable and sustainable.
1. Stop doing things you hate, right now.
If you only show up to a group exercise class because it fits in your schedule, but you really hate the music and the instructor isn’t that exciting, you will gradually stop giving your best effort.
You’re simply going through the motions of being physically present and it does not take long for this to be a complete waste of time with no results.
2. Seek variety
They say variety is the spice of life and this totally applies to exercise too.
Just as you wouldn’t eat the same meal every day, your workout should also be full of options. Introducing several activities to your weekly routine helps bust plateaus and keeps monotony at bay.
Additionally, variety helps prevent overuse injuries due to repetitive movements.