New year, new you! As 2021 comes close to an end, it is time for you to make those New Year resolutions. Before we get started, what are new New Year resolutions and why is it important? A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices such as achieving a personal goal or improving their life for the new year ahead. Dating back more than 4,000 years ago in the ancient Babylonians, people made promises to god to pay off debts, and slowly over time, those promises changed. The New Year would give us another chance if last year's resolutions didn't go to plan. Now, check out our 5 fitness tips (that actually stick) to stay on track for your fitness goals in 2022!
1. Click, Click - Selfie Time
Don't be shy and take selfies for success! Take out your smartphone and snap a photo of yourself every day. It's that simple. However, don't get caught up in numbers, as most people's body weight fluctuates by up to 5 pounds a day on average. If you hop on the scale every morning and see you are gaining weight, don't be tricked! A scale isn't used to measure success, but pictures don't lie. By taking photos of yourself, you can actually see progress and most of the time, you can see slimming and muscle gains faster, so forget. the. numbers.
2. Join a Fitness Community Group
Don't be afraid to ask for help and let others accompany you on your fitness journey. Try to find a personal trainer or talk to someone on the same path and has the same goals as you. It may feel intimidating at first, but we haven't met a gym-goer who doesn't want to help another person on their fitness journey. If you're still on the fence, consider joining our freebeat Facebook community! Our freebeat community is here to answer fitness related questions, and we have a passion for sharing a healthy and positive lifestyle. Become our fam and motivate each other on the road to success.
3. Take it Easy
If you slip up or miss a workout, don't beat yourself up and keep going! It happens to most of us, and giving it your all in the first few weeks of your fitness journey may not be a good thing. After all, it can lead to burnout, and your hard work can potentially become a health risk. Just make sure you recognize the mishaps, hold yourself accountable, and change your mindset. Remember, be kind to yourself and take it day by day to stick to your fitness New Year's resolutions.
4. Set Up Mini-Goals and Reward Yourself
There's nothing wrong with having cravings or high hopes, but that doesn't mean you can swallow a whole slice of cake if you resolve to get a healthier diet and eat better. Instead, treat yourself to something you enjoy, such as buying new fitness gear or watching your favorite Netflix series. The secret is to break up your goals into smaller and achievable goals and make them realistic to get to the bigger picture. Yes, you can do it!
5. Opt for a Fun Workout
If you're ready to take on a new challenge and ditch the old boring fitness routine, be sure to check out our latest xbike! Discover what moves you by embarking on a fun interactive workout routine with a variety of on-demand classes. You can start your HITT and cardio training at home with the guidance of our professional rockstar instructors and a whole community cheering you on! Need more convincing? Head over to our blog for workouts to keep you on track and our Instagram for fitness, wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle content.
Need more ideas to kickstart your fitness new year resolutions? Don't forget to check out our 2021 Edition: 12 Days of Fitness Xmas blog to burn some of those extra holiday calories. Good luck and happy New Year!