Three Ways to Keep Fit All Year Long

The New Year is the time when many people make resolutions to eat healthy, exercise and stay in shape. However, it can be difficult to stick with your goals all year long. As time goes by, we tend to fall right back into the same old routine we had before. Before long, the New Year’s resolutions are forgotten or at least put aside for lack of time or interest.

Staying fit is a goal that we all need to stick with so we can improve our overall health and wellbeing. It’s also one of the hardest to accomplish due to busy schedules and not knowing how to work exercise and fitness into our everyday busy lives. The good news is that it can be done and here are three ways to keep fit all year long and meet your fitness goals.

Number One: Schedule Time to Exercise

If you wait until you have time to exercise or go to the gym, you probably won’t get around to it very often. Most people have very little time to take care of daily activities much less anything extra. Go over your daily plans for the week and schedule your exercise routine on your slowest days and during a time with the least interruptions.

Number Two: Be Specific When Making Your Goals

One of the easiest ways to stay fit all year is by making specific goals. What do you want to accomplish by the end of the year? Do you want to drop a few pounds, strengthen your muscles or build up your stamina so you can keep up when playing with the kids? Plan your workout according to what you want to accomplish.

If you want to build strength or stamina, running may be a great exercise for you. On the other hand, if you want to lose weight, creating a plan that mixes your routine up a bit by including exercises for strength, flexibility, balance and cardio may be your best option. Schedule a different exercise for each day of the week and this will keep you from getting bored with your workout. You can also workout at home, at the gym or both, whichever makes you more comfortable so you’ll keep doing it all year.

Number Three: Keep It Real

It’s easy to say you’re going to exercise for an hour everyday to get fit but is this really a realistic goal for your lifestyle? If not, it would be better to say you’ll exercise or hit the gym four days a week for 30 minutes and stick to it, instead of making bigger plans that are impossible for you to keep.

When you know when you’re going to work out, exactly what you plan to do and you set realistic goals, it will be something you’ll look forward to instead of something you dread. This is the type of plan that will help you keep fit all year long.