It's a new year which means many of us are kicking of new resolutions. One of the most common is the promise to get fit. What can you do to make sure your fitness goal isn't forgotten by February?
Three tips for keeping your resolution
- Find something you like to do. Some prefer exercising in groups. Whether it's a boot camp, Zumba or cycling class, having others participate may be the boost you need. Others use exercise to clear their head, and prefer to do it alone. Whether you prefer outdoor activities, indoor classes, yoga or martial arts - if you hope to stick to your resolution, discover what type of exercise motivates you.
- Set goals. What are you working toward? Do you hope to improve your running time? Lose 5 pounds? Improve your flexibility? Fitness resolutions are most often achieved when specific and realistic goals are set.
- Ease into it. Regardless of the exercise, pace yourself... especially beginners. Your body is getting used to your new exercise regimen. Don't get off track by getting sidelined with an injury.
Remember making the resolution is the easy part. The hard part is keeping it.