There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than setting personal fitness goals and creating a plan to achieve them. Many of us create numerous goals, but find that actually accomplishing these goals is easier said than done. To create a goal that seems somewhat out of reach, and to push through the mental and physical stress to complete that goal, is a fantastic feeling! With that being said, it’s important to keep in mind that some goals take longer than a year to complete, and to remind yourself to not get discouraged if it takes longer than anticipated.

In an article from, Tyrone Holmes presents, “5 Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Fitness Goals.” This article lays out specific concepts to keep in mind when setting and attacking your upcoming fitness goals for 2018. My favorite concept is the portion that talks about creating a plan that is realistic to your current situation.

Holmes writes, “First, when will you exercise? Identify three days and times that are convenient for you and stick with those days so you are working out at the same time each week.  Second, what type of exercise will you do? The best type of exercise is one you enjoy. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing; pick an exercise that works for you. Choose from activities such as walking, cycling, running, swimming, weightlifting, skating, dancing, golf, handball, tennis and basketball. Third, how much time will you spend exercising? Start with as little as 10 minutes per session and slowly build up to at least 30 minutes per workout.”

Keeping these concepts in mind with help you to push through tough physical challenges and allow you to build confidence for the upcoming year!

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