6 Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Fitness Goals

It’s that time of year again…when we are faced with many New Year’s forward thinking decisions and resolutions. One of the biggest and most short-lived resolution is fitness. Many people begin an exercise program, but abandon it before Spring.

You are more likely to succeed if you:

  • Have confidence in your exercise ability.
  • Receive encouragement and support from those closest to you.
  • Participate in an enjoyable form of exercise.

AND of course, have the appropriate fitness wardrobe, hand selected and personally curated for YOU, by a ModaBox stylist .)

Increase your chances for long-term success by following these six simple tips to achieve your fitness goals:

Determine Your Readiness

Determine your readiness

Make sure you’re both physically and mentally ready to start an exercise program. Tell your doctor you want to begin a fitness regimen and you want to make sure you’re healthy enough to start. Once you have been physically cleared to proceed, consider your mental readiness. You’ll want an exercise program that you will stick with once you begin.

Create A Plan

Fitness Goals - Make a plan
Create a workout plan that works for you

Before you start your exercise program, answer three questions. 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.

Bring A Friend

Bring a friend
Begin your fitness journey together.

You may know someone who resolved to start exercising in the New Year. Begin your fitness journey together. It will increase your chances for success and you’ll have more fun. An exercise partner provides you with a support system, a positive social experience and inspiration. There will be times when you don’t feel like working out and a partner can be just the motivation you need to get going.

Take It Easy

Take it easy
Meditation is a great place to begin.

Think of your resolution as a lifelong commitment to a healthier lifestyle. You are much more likely to be successful if you take it easy at the beginning. Start with low-to-moderate intensity workouts and/or meditation is a great place to begin.

Be Realistic

Be realistic
Setting realistic and feasible goals.

One of the biggest problems with New Year’s resolutions is they can be extremely impractical. Setting goals is a great idea, but make sure they are realistic and feasible. Start slow – low intensity and duration- develop a solid foundation of fitness and then build upon that foundation as your fitness improves.

Invest In Quality, Fit and Comfortable Clothes

Invest in proper fit and comfort
Go from morning, noon, to night in versatile styles. Outfit/Photo by RuneNYC, available at ModaBox

Buy quality clothes that are easy to wear and easy to care for. ModaBox puts together outfits that reflect your personal style- fashionable, functional, and comfortable. Selected with your body shape and daily lifestyle in mind, outfits can be worn multiple ways, day and night.