Every new year brings mixed emotions about what the year ahead will look like. Many of us use the new year as a new start to meet goals that we have set for ourselves. Some are old, some are new, but for most of us, at least one of them involves fitness. We’ve got the top 9 tips to make sure this is the year you meet them!
1. Find a workout buddy
You don’t have to do it alone! Step up your chances for success by finding a workout buddy. Having someone to workout with will make the whole process more fun. You can hold yourselves accountable to each other, because sometimes, you are own your worst enemy! Let’s be honest, it’s a lot harder to cancel your plan to go to the gym at the last minute when you have someone else relying on you to go. When you have a workout buddy, you have someone who will push you to run that extra mile or lift those extra 5 pounds only making your chances for success higher!
2. Make it convenient
Take a few minutes to think about your schedule and create a fitness plan that’s convenient. Join a gym that is close to where you live or work, based on the time that will be best for you to work out. Do you have free time in the morning, during your lunch break at work or does it vary each day? Join a gym like Fit4Less and pick a location that you are most likely to workout at, either near home or near work. At just $4.99 every two weeks plus a joining fee, you won’t be digging in your pockets too deep!
3. Make a schedule
Your fitness goals aren’t going to meet themselves! At the beginning of each week, make a schedule for when you are going to workout and stick to it!
4. Set realistic goals
We know you have big goals in mind for 2017 and we want you to meet them. Start by setting realistic fitness goals. Begin by going to the gym once or twice a week, do a workout at home (when you can squeeze it in), or use a short amount of time efficiently with a 30-Minute Express Circuit ™ at Fit4Less. It always makes the transition back to the gym easier when you know you have a workout plan.
5. Plan variety in your workout
It can get pretty boring doing the same thing when you work out over and over again. There are so many fun workouts available to you online. Search the internet for a few workout plans that you can bring with you to the gym. Add variety into your workout plan by using different machines on different days or try adding a workout class into your schedule.
6. Early bird gets the worm
We know you value your sleep, as moms, we do to, but getting up early to workout when the kids are asleep has been amazing! As they say, the early bird gets the worm, and we couldn’t agree more! Getting a workout in first thing in the morning makes for an awesome start to your day and ensures that you won’t be too tired or get too busy later on in the day!
7. Look the part
Sometimes, looking good is half the battle! Help yourself become committed to your new plan by grabbing some cute workout gear. Pick out styles and colors that make you feel good and that you love so that you look forward to getting dressed for the gym!
8. Reward yourself
Work towards a reward! After a hard week of working out, you deserve something great! Treat yourself to something you have been craving. You deserve it!
9. Set yourself up for success
Make sure that you set yourself up for success. For example, if you know you are working out early in the morning, make sure you are going to bed at a reasonable time and pull out your clothes the night before so that you can get ready quickly and quietly in the morning. Keep a gym bag in your car so that if you find extra time to go to the gym, you can’t use the excuse that you don’t have your workout gear. Lastly, remind yourself that you are doing this for you. You are the only one in control of your success (well, your workout buddy will help a bit too). Keep it up and you will feel great about it!
Are you ready to make your workout plan?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fit4Less. The opinions and text are all mine.
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