Fitness: Get Fit and Stay Fit This New Year

We're two weeks in to this new year, and many of us have lost sight of our new year's resolutions. Every year I go into the new year with these lofty goals of how I'm going to turn my life around, and somehow real life gets in the way. Shellie Davis, owner of iFit, is back to share with us her tips of how to get fit and stay fit in this new year. 


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Most of us have, at one time or another, made some type of resolution to achieve a fitness-related goal. Often times that goal is set at the beginning of a new year. Not following through with those goals leaves you feeling discouraged, the opposite of what you originally were hoping to achieve. If you find yourself struggling with your 2016 fitness goals, here are a few ways to keep you on track.

1.     Set a specific and meaningful goal: Deciding your fitness goal is a big part of how you stay motivated to achieve your end result. Keep it specific. For example, don’t make your goal, “I want to lose weight.” But, instead say, “I want to lose 10 pounds by June.” And, it won’t matter how specific you make it, you won’t achieve it if it means nothing to you. Make sure your goal is something you value and truly want to accomplish.

2.     Time Management: Making time for your fitness goal is one of the biggest challenges. It won't just happen on its own. Look at your schedule and plan ahead. Make sure you make the goal realistic with your daily life.

3.     Accountability Partners: A great way to keep you on track is to have someone else hold you accountable. An accountability partner can make all the difference. It can be your spouse, your friend, your kids, your friends, your co-workers, your trainer, or your workout class members. You can push each other along the way and promise to never quit.

4.     Track Your Progress: Tracking your progress gives you feedback to see if you are progressing. It also serves as a self-accountability program.

5.     Reward yourself: Don’t forget to reward yourself along the way to keep yourself motivated.