Has your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym already faded? You’re not alone. 80% of new gym members will have stopped attending by the 2nd week of February. But you don’t have to say goodbye to your 2017 fitness goals. How can you stick with ‘em?
How to Get Fit in the New Year
- Make a plan. No, “lose weight” isn’t a good resolution. Why? Simply put, it’s too hard to track! Set realistic goals like “be active for 1 hour a day” or “lose 2 lb a month.” Not only are smaller goals more manageable, they’re much easier to stick to!
- Mark it off. Did you eat a salad this week? Put it on your calendar! Did you skate for 3 hours on Saturday? Write it down! Tracking your progress makes it easier to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
- Bring in backup. The more people you tell, the more likely you are to stick to your goals. Even better? Do it together! Your family is a built-in support system, and let’s face it, they could use the fitness too. Active kids do better in school, get sick less often, and grow into healthier adults. Plan fun family fitness a few times a week.
- Find something fun. Workout because you want to, not because you need to. Roller-skating is an excellent source of fitness, burning about 600 calories in an hour and improving cardiovascular health. It’s great for all ages, and it’s so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re working out.
Start fresh this year with roller-skating family fitness at Family Fun Center of Lakeland.