With this in mind, make sure your New Years fitness resolution has these three key ingredients:
First, a realistic goal. "I want to lose 20 pounds so I look good in a bikini," is not a wise goal statement. Short of using a scalpel, you have only indirect control over weight loss through diet and exercise. It is better to phrase your goals in such a way that you have direct influence. For example, "I'm going to exercise four times every week from now until the end of March," is a reasonable, direct goal statement. Also, forget the bikini part. Love your body regardless of where you're at on your weight loss journey.
A 30-day fitness challenge is a great way to kick-start your New Years fitness resolution. It's simple - you commit to exercising every day for an entire month, no matter what. Some days within the month you will find yourself completing a workout simply for the sake of completing the challenge. However, by the end of the month and successful completion of the challenge, regular physical activity will officially be a habit.