- Posted January 16, 2014 by
New Year’s resolutions for staying fit
New Year’s resolutions are as common as cleaning up cheap champagne and confetti after the celebrations end. Every year, we diligently come up with a list of goals we want to accomplish, and inadvertently staying fit is on the list. Getting in shape or keeping the shape we have always wanted is at the top of the list, and I admit to making my own resolutions.
The New York Times points out that many people have trouble keeping their New Year’s resolutions beyond a few days or weeks. It recommends making a plan and avoiding temptations that might hinder progress. However, 41 NBC News points out that staying fit is tied to being consistent and forming a habit. This means that my resolutions are linked to finding an easy way to stay fit and healthy that will create a habit.
Gym memberships and local fitness clubs have failed in the past, so it is time to find a way to stay fit at home. Looking through treadmill reviews online quickly reveals that there are many people who have also opted out of the gym lifestyle for the simplicity of exercising at home. Now, it is simply a matter of finding the right equipment, programs and methods of staying fit.
New Year’s resolutions appeal to people’s need for improvement, but Forbes reveals that exercise is one of the top five goals most people will fail to achieve. It is not a lack of will or desire that stops people from making resolutions a reality because many start with a determination to succeed. However, all habits have a way of creeping back into people’s lives and stopping them from finishing their goals.
Staying fit and committing to an exercise plan will be a challenge, but I am determined to make the change by avoiding those old habits. It will take time to make this New Year’s resolution a success, yet it is not something that can be ignored anymore.