Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minute and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are setting New Year’s resolutions. What resolutions could you set for yourself that aren’t weight loss but still exercise related?
1) Set How Many Times/Week You Want To Get To The Gym
Tip Number One for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals: Set a measurable goal for the number of times you want to get to the gym each week. The great thing about this type of goal is it is easily measured and attainable each and every week.
Action Step: How many times each week can you consistently commit to getting to the gym? Set that number and write down your workout times in your schedule!
2) Set The Goal Of Improving Your Strength
Tip Number Two for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals: Set the goal of improving your strength over this upcoming year. Strength is very easy to track by the weeks and months, but what we see is that if it isn’t given any attention, over time is starts to go down. Make the most of 2019 by setting the goal to increase your strength as the year goes by.
Action Step: Want help in planning what to do at the gym to improve your strength? Enroll in our Virtual Membership Program to receive guidance on the exercises you should be doing when you workout!
3) Commit To Each Change For At Least 8 Weeks
Tip Number Three for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals: Set a goal to stay committed to each change for at least eight weeks. Often times, many people have really solid intentions to change, but when they don’t see results after a week, they give up. We always recommend to try to stick to the changes you want to make for at least eight weeks so that your body has the time to get the results you want.
Action Step: Check out this podcast episode on the 5 Steps of Behavioral Change!