At the start of every new year, millions of Americans resolve to slim down or tone up. Unfortunately, most of these new year’s resolutions never pan out.
According to a 2018 survey, of the 58% of people who actually made a resolution, only about 9% said they felt they achieved their goals. What’s more, only about half of those respondents kept up with their goals through the month of February.
Even though the months may pass, your motivation and “new year, new you” mentality doesn’t have to wane completely. Whether you're looking to lose weight, go to the gym at least three times a week, or run your first half marathon, it's never too late to start (again). Here are three of HealthyNation's best tips to help you regain your workout motivation—so you can finally achieve your fitness goals.
1. Change it up. Tired of the same old treadmill routine? Try something new, like indoor rock climbing, a pole dancing class, or Zumba.
2. Break up and simplify your goals. Just saying "I want to lose 10 pounds" isn't specific, which can cause you to lose sight of your goal down the line. Break up your big goal into smaller goals that you can achieve each day, like taking a 15-minute walk at lunch, or extending your workout at the gym by 10 minutes.
3. Get a battle buddy. Working out with a friend can help keep you accountable. Plus, it’s way more fun!
Exercise motivation, recharged.