I don’t know about you guys, but one of my main goals for 2019 is to finally get back in shape. I’ve gone from being able to do 100 pushups, to not being able to climb a small incline without huffing and puffing- it’s sad.
If this sounds like you, you may have the same goal of finally getting fit again in 2019. If so, here are a few tips to help you make it happen:
Make it a group activity
When you tell your friends and family members about your goals, you’re suddenly more likely to do the work. That’s because you don’t want people to think less of you for ditching out on your goals in the middle of January.
Not only that, but you’ll also probably find that some of your friends have similar goals. In this case, you can work together to find times to workout or even just take a walk on your lunch break. It’s much easier to stay on track when you’re working with other people as well.
Make it fun
Getting fit is a lot easier when you allow yourself to do the types of things you actually want to do. For example, if you like biking, you may want to build a bike online to ensure you’ll always have a comfortable ride when you’re commuting to and from work, or you could even leave biking for the weekends and choose a beach cruiser bicycle.
If you’ve always wanted to try a dance class, now’s the time to do it. Pole dancing can build up some serious muscle for example, while many people are also taking barre classes to help get that ballerina bod.
Get your partner on board
After a long day of work, it can be easy to simply turn on Netflix and order in, before slumping on the couch. This is bad news if you’ve already been sitting down all day. That’s why it’s a good idea to talk to your partner about your goals and maybe even work to get fit together. There are plenty of women’s and men’s bikes available online, so why not go for a bike ride after work and get some fresh air instead?
Make it a habit
If you’re in a slump, it can be easy to forget about the importance of working out. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule in exercise and simply make it a part of your day. If you know you’re not going to make it to the gym, grab a workmate and head out for a brisk walk on your lunch break. Give up the drive for a bike or walk to work, and make sure you’re being active in the weekends.