Hey, let us first tell you that it is OK to have new years resolutions no matter what people say.
It is a great way to kickstart what may be the year that you get to see the best version of yourself!
So, in our opinion, YES you definitely should have a new years resolution but more importantly, you have to stick to it.
It’s one more day to January 1st, and we’re sure that you’re feeling great about the new year and opportunities it might bring after a long year of pandemic and lockdowns.
But how many of us have stuck to our fitness goals for more than a week or two? (It’s okay, it was tough for us too!)
How many managed to improve our health and blood test results?
If the answer is “not me,” then this article is for you.
The new year is right around the corner so if you want to optimize your health and smash your new year’s resolutions before the new year begins, keep reading as we give you a few tips to get you through to your goals.
#1 Plan Ahead
If you think about it, fitness (like everything else important in life) is quite predictable, there are sets of laws and rules that everyone knows will bring you success, which comes with a well-thought-out plan of action.
So before you rush into doing the things you have to do to improve physically and mentally, you have to, well, know what you’re doing!
Think about the results you want to achieve in the upcoming year and build your plan accordingly.
This would entail careful programming of physical activity and nutrition so if you are a newbie in this regard, your best bet is to hire a professional trainer/coach/nutritionist, who can help you figure out what’s best for YOU.
#2 Find Quality Food Sources
In the health and fitness world, it’s all about quality over quantity so if you plan on achieving great health and fitness goals in the next year, your nutrition should be of top priority.
You have to know what foods are going to help you get there faster while minimizing any negative effects or sacrifices along the way.
Improve your relationship with food and it will be much more enjoyable. Understand the difference between cravings and hunger.
There are a lot of opinions regarding healthy nutrition, but if we had to get it down to a couple of bullet points, here’s how it would look like:
- Derive sufficient essential nutrients (Carbs, Proteins & Fats) from quality sources (foods from well-raised animals & dark leafy greens)
- Avoid processed foods, focus on whole foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat mindfully
#3 Get A Training Buddy
Odds are that at least one of your closest friends has also set fitness goals, meaning that, well you have someone like-minded close to you!
Share your resolutions with friends and get yourself a training buddy!
In doing so, you can open ground for accountability and exchange information about training and nutrition.
Last but not least, sharing healthy habits with a close friend can create a strong bond that lasts a lifetime!
#4 Monitor & Adjust
Even if you do hire a professional to create tailored training and nutrition plans, you must keep in mind that nothing works forever.
Throughout your fitness journey, you must track your progress and adjust the plan as needed.
This is the exact reason why, in working with a professional, you should be required to have regular check-ins and monthly assessments, besides the creation of specific fitness programs.
#5 Start A New Activity
Fitness training, good nutrition and proper sleep should be three fundamentals for everyone’s new year’s resolutions as they are a never-ending journey.
We hope the next chapter of your fitness starts when you realize how much more you can do with your body and mind.
In the new year, choose a new, fun activity that you truly enjoy engaging in and stay consistent with!
Feel the magic of using your body for a variety of activities – training isn’t just weights and cardio!
To Wrap It Up
The time has come to make a new year’s fitness resolution. The question is, what are you going to do for your health this year?
For some people, it’s easy because they already have an idea of where their challenges lie and the changes they need to make in order to get healthier.
But if that doesn’t apply to you then don’t worry!
If you’ve never set foot into a gym before or barely know anything about any kind of exercise routine, reach out to us and we’ll get you started on your resolutions!
Get a free KD Trainer fitness planner and have a chat with us by clicking here.
Happy new year and keep moving!
KD Trainer Team