Making a Fitness Plan for the Year
By Brandi Swieter
Countless people make fitness one of their New Year’s resolutions, with many wanting to exercise more, lose weight, or improve strength. Whatever the true goal may be, no one can achieve their fitness goals without first making a plan that they can stick to throughout the duration. However, motivation will never last the whole year without a proper plan in mind.
Start Small and Increase Over Time
If someone wants to improve their strength, they shouldn’t do 10 push-ups each day for the full year. Instead, they should start out with a small amount like this and increase it over time. The number can get increased each week or even just each month until a much higher number is achieved by the final month of the year. Five push-ups a day for January, 10 push-ups for February, and so on until the month of December sees 60 push-ups would be a simple goal to reach that improves a person’s ability overall.
Set a Time Limit
Consider the actual amount of time available before trying to incorporate two hours of fitness into the daily routine. Most people don’t have that long to work out, so they shouldn’t try to say they can. It’s best to set a time limit that is realistic, such as 30 minutes each day, so it can actually be achieved. Some people may even be able to realize they’ll have less time during certain parts of the year, and more time during others, to create a better fitness plan for the whole year.
Determine If You Have Gym or Home Time
Where a person exercises can have an impact on their fitness plan. If they typically work out in the gym yet do not have access on a particular day, their plan might get thrown off. It can also play a part in the amount of time available, as some people might have to factor in their commute to the gym in their exercise time. People should be careful to note in their plan whether the day calls for home workouts or gym time for the best plan.
Make a fitness plan and stick to it all year to achieve the original goals you set out to accomplish. No one can achieve anything without a plan set in motion. The more a person follows through, the better accomplishments they’ll make.
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