With the new year (and decade) right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and think about what you want to tackle this year.
If you’re reading this, then there’s a pretty good chance that your goals will have something to do with health and fitness. Do you set the same goal every year? Do you always resolve to lose weight? What tends to be the outcome?
Here are just a few resolutions for the new year that aren’t about losing weight but will encourage you to create some healthier habits:
1. Learn from setbacks.
Whether in your fitness training or daily life, learning how to be more resilient and bounce back from setbacks is a valuable skill. Do you find that you have a hard time getting beyond a training plateau or that mistakes and failures seem to be challenging to get through? Then make it your goal this year to learn from these experiences rather than dwell on them.
2. Celebrate your accomplishments.
Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in chasing the next goal that you forget to take the time to celebrate your accomplishments. Acknowledging your successes can go a long way in boosting your self-confidence and motivation. If you tend to skip over your moments of success, no matter how small or large, then this year make a change and celebrate your hard work.
3. Start a recovery routine.
Making time for recovery can go a long way in improving your training. If you don’t do much for recovery now, then a new year is a great time to start. Your recovery routine doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming. It can be as simple as five to ten minutes after class or a workout.
4. Increase weekly workouts.
Set a goal to increase your weekly workouts. If you’ve been making it to class once a week for the past several months, try to average two or three classes per week. Some weeks you might be able to attend three or four classes. Other weeks, travel or work and family commitments might drop your attendance rate to zero. Remember that your weekly workout number is an average, so focus on that.
5. Try something new.
If you’ve been stuck on a fitness plateau for a while, the best thing you can do for yourself this year is to mix things up and try something new. Add variety to your workouts by trying a new class, workout method, or instructor. Choose something that you’re excited about and then go for it.
To learn more about how to get started on your fitness goals and resolutions, contact us at Class A Fitness in Greendale today!