One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make involves getting in shape in some way — lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, and more. As soon as January 1 hits, though, they’re all hit with the reality of having to stick to that goal, and no matter how hard they try, they often find themselves flagging by the end of the month, if not the end of the week.
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. You’re not the only one. Building up a habit of exercising and good nutrition takes time, and the results can take even longer.
One way you can make it a habit is to pace yourself. Exercise doesn’t have to be painful and excruciating — in fact, if it is, you’re probably doing it wrong. If you don’t exercise much to begin with, you need to be careful to listen to your body’s limits. When you do this, you won’t find your workouts to be so unpleasant, and you’ll be more inclined to do them.
Joining a good gym can make a difference. If you’re looking for ais a good one, with personal trainers and group fitness classes. Classes are a great way to jump into exercise in the new year because it incorporates a social aspect as well as a physical one. You can form bonds quickly when you’re working toward a goal with others, and then you and your new fitness friends can keep each other accountable.
Above all, don’t give up. If you miss a few days, don’t consider it a lost cause. Get back in the game, and keep working on making yourself the best version of yourself you can be!