The new year is around the corner, and you are busy planning on what you want to achieve in it. But when you look at your personal goals for 2020, have you factored in your fitness? What do you want to achieve for your physical fitness before 2020 ends? What will your health and fitness look like in 2020? Here are all the secrets for setting and attaining smart fitness resolutions for 2020.
What Are Your Top 5 Fitness Resolutions for 2020?
You can set different fitness goals depending on your needs. Here are some common top five goals you can set for your sporting or personal fitness and how to achieve them.
If you want to endure more, start with engaging in exercises such as brisk walking, climbing stairs, biking, jogging, and running.
Consequently, they increase your heart rate, keep your heart, lungs and circulatory system healthy, and improve your overall fitness.
Enhance Your Athletic Skills
If you are an athlete, start practising your game. For example, if you are a soccer goalkeeper, start diving and stopping shots. If you are a “Messi,” then start “messing up” your opponent’s defence and score goals.
Build and/or Strengthen Your Muscles
Do you want to build or strengthen your muscles this coming year? Then start resistance based exercising, resting, and eating properly to achieve balanced results.
For losing fat, start eating better to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Eliminate all junk food and unnecessary carbs. Increase protein and exercise intensity.
Improve Your Flexibility
To improve your flexibility, start maximising your potential by performing passive and PNF stretches. However, do so reasonably.
How Do You Create Fitness Resolutions for 2020?
Setting smart fitness goals is not rocket science reserved for a few chosen geeks. Here is your complete guide to doing it perfectly.
First, your goals should be specific. Don’t, for instance, say you want to lose weight. Instead, be specific and state you want to lose 17 kg next year. This way, it becomes easy to measure and achieve them.
Your goals should be measurable. Otherwise, how will you know if you are achieving them or not?
The balance between complacency and ridiculous ambition that will disgrace and discourage you. Therefore, set goals you can achieve with reasonable difficulty and within realistic timelines.
Your fitness goals must be relevant to your overall life’s goal and purpose. Never set your goals because you want to look like others or people pressuring you.
Your goals should have reasonable expiry dates. Otherwise, you won’t push through them passionately and urgently if it seems you have a whole eternity to do it.
How Do You Stick to Your Fitness Resolutions 2020?
Creating and sticking to smart fitness goals are two different realities. It’s easier to set goals but harder to achieve and stick to them. Here are keys to assist you to stick to them despite all the possible challenges that will definitely cross your path.
Be Consistent, Daily
Maintaining daily consistency is the first way of motivating yourself to push through your fitness objectives in 2020. It’s important to know that whatever you do daily soon becomes a habit and your second nature. Daily consistency will give you the necessary motivation to push through to the finishing line. Therefore, prioritise your daily routine because its results will end up in your weekly, monthly, and annual report form because they’re building blocks.
Pat Yourself on the Back
Have you tracked your progress and found you are on track and achieving success? If you have, then don’t shy off from rewarding yourself with a pat on the back. Take time to celebrate your results along the way. Don’t wait until you cross the finishing line to throw the big party, no. Just celebrate what you can see in the best small or big ways you can.
Ask for Help
Yes, never be too big to ask for help when you feel you are running out of steam. Instead, be big and sensible enough to ask for assistance. For example, you can talk to your fitness trainer or coach. If you have a supportive family or friend, they too are valuable people to talk to.
They say that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. This maxim is true and effective in enabling you to stick to your fitness goals. If you start too big, you are most likely to miss hitting most of your targets and lose discourage. However, if you set manageable but challenging goals, you can achieve in small bits. Their achievement will motivate you to remain on course. Therefore, don’t rush yourself to achieve “big time” because you could crash big time along the way!
Lastly, track your goals to remain motivated. Therefore, you have to get a fitness journal or app to let you record your progress. This way, you will be motivated to achieve more.
How Does Creating Fitness Resolutions for 2020 Benefit You?
Creating fitness resolutions for the coming year benefits you in many ways. Your goals will help you to:
Remain on Track
Setting smart fitness goals will keep you on track because it’s easier to get distracted from uncoordinated activities than planned ones.
Work Out Efficiently
Also, working with fitness goals lets you work more efficiently. When you work with a defined centre, it’s easier to work more efficiently since you channel all your efforts towards a defined outcome.
Fast Track Your Progress
Working with fitness resolutions assists you in tracking your progress easily because they let you know if you are achieving them or not. For example, if you resolve to lose 20 kilos before April 2020, it will be easier to measure preliminary results and exert more effort to achieve your desired goals on time.
Lastly, goals maintain your motivation because they are measurable since their measurable nature lets you measure your milestones, thereby gaining the motivation to move on.
There you go with all the secrets you need for your fitness resolutions for 2020. From setting, to benefits, and sticking to them, you have all the facts at your fingertips. So, what are you waiting for? Arise and set them to enjoy fitness in the coming year. Happy New Year!