Realistic New Years fitness goals are a hot topic right now. Well, not really. Follow me on this one…Realistic New Years fitness goals are always a hot topic at the beginning of a new year. Whether they are realistic or not is another story, lol! However, I am going to help you make Realistic New Years fitness goals. Here are three ways to ensure that your New Years fitness goals are realistic.
Stepping foot in the gym is a daunting task. Fear, anxiety, and self doubt set in as you begin your fitness quest in an intimidating enviornment. Luckily, you are not alone. We all suffer from bouts of fear and anxiety.
Growing up with a crippling fear of public speaking, I felt helpless and tended to avoid any situation that evoked such dreadful feelings. This approach did nothing but increase those negative feelings. I was stuck.
The fix? Taking the first step and facing your fear head on.
The funny thing about fear is that it isnt real.
Discovering your why is our blog topic for this week. With a new year on the horizon, I could not think of a better time to talk about your why! It is a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed and get excited (I hope) for a new year to come. Discovering your why is important in helping you decide which resolutions (goals) you will make.
Motivation is critical in terms of reaching fitness goals. Most effective when performing reps, or the number of times you lift and lower a weight, is counting down and looking at your dominant hand while you’re pushing up. By utilizing this technique, a positive reinforcement is automatically included because the dominant hand more easily and quickly moves the weight.
When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.
What do you love to do that is active? When you were a kid, what were your favorite activities?Answering these questions can help put some passion in your workouts. I used to love bike riding as a kid. As an adult, I pursued it again. I signed up for a race for a great cause, (MS) got fitted properly for a good racing bike and got all the gear to go with it. I trained with others and had a great time accomplising my goal. At the gym, I really liked heavy weight training. I got a trainer and learned how to properly lift and gradually got stronger.