Every year, millions of people set health and fitness goals for the new year. And every year, most of those same people fail to actually achieve those goals. But why? The answer is simple. It’s not because they don’t want it bad enough or because they’re not motivated enough. The truth is that it takes more than just wanting something to achieve it—it takes a plan. So let’s break down how you can actually achieve your health and fitness new year’s resolutions with a few simple steps.
Set SMART Goals
The first step to achieving any goal is to make sure that your goal is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART). This helps you create an actionable plan that you can follow in order to reach your desired outcome. For example, instead of setting a vague goal like “I want to lose weight this year” try setting a specific goal such as “I will lose 10 pounds by June 1st.” This way you have something concrete that you can work towards and measure your progress against.
Create a Plan
Once you have set your SMART goals, it’s time to craft an actionable plan for achieving them. Start by breaking down the big goal into smaller ones that are easier to tackle one at a time. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon by the end of the year, start by creating a training program that focuses on increasing your running distance over time until eventually, you are able to complete the full marathon distance without stopping. Don’t forget about nutrition too! Eating healthy meals that are rich in protein and low in saturated fat will help fuel your workouts and keep you energized throughout the day.
Track Your Progress
Keeping track of your progress is crucial for staying motivated when working towards any goal—especially health and fitness goals. Try keeping a journal where you can record everything from what exercises you did each day to how much weight you lost or gained over time. Don’t be afraid to get creative with tracking either! You could also use apps like MyFitnessPal or FitDay which allow users to log their food intake as well as their workouts so they can easily track their progress over time.
Reaching any health or fitness-related goals requires effort and dedication but with the right plan in place, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or impossible! By setting SMART goals, creating an actionable plan for success, and tracking your progress along the way, achieving your health and fitness new years resolutions this year will be much more attainable than ever before! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!