By now, most New Year’s fitness resolutions are abandoned. Researchers found that gym attendance among new members begins dwindling 41 days after the New Year (February 10th), with most new gym-goers falling off February 24.
Here are some tips to stay on track and avoid letting your goals go off the cliff.
Buy yourself new exercise clothes, sneakers or a workout bag. Doing so will prove to yourself that you are taking your fitness goals seriously. Plus, not wanting to new and/or expensive equipment to go to waste will make you more apt to get off the couch and use it.
Get a program
Not knowing how you will get from point A to B is a sure way to never get there. You do not need to earn a degree in exercise science, but take the time to look up or write out a plan that will help you build muscle, lose fat, or stick with your new diet.
Keep your gym music fresh. Find new tracks or swap playlists with friends. Even your favourite headbanger-hits can get stale after a while, and fail to provide the motivation you need for intense, productive workouts.
Assosciating your workouts with fun, music or escapism will make yo not want to miss them.