New Year…. New You!
Yes. It’s time for a change. It’s time to carve into your best self. The new year gives you an amazing opportunity to start with a fresh slate and zeal. There will always be excuses for avoiding your resolutions, but bring out the warrior in you and stick to your goals. To live a healthier life, push your limits and accomplish fitness resolutions. Following are the top 9 fitness resolutions worth making in 2023:
Set New Limits:
So, you’re probably hitting the gym regularly, burning unhealthy body fat on a daily basis, and you are even going a step further and gaining muscles. But it’s time to also think about raw strength and massive power, and that’s possible only if you set new limits for yourself in 2023.
Ask bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts, and they will agree that there’s nothing more satisfying than moving past your previous best. It can be an additional rep, a lap during your daily jog, or something as simple as acing a new style of pull-up. Believe us. It’s possible, and you can definitely achieve it.
While you should aim to get stronger over the course of time, you need to also make small incremental gains. These gains will help you enhance your power and strength.
Stay Injury-Free Throughout The Year:
You may make innumerable fitness and health resolutions for 2023, but staying injury-free all-round the year is one resolution that beats them all. Imagine practicing day in and day out for a marathon. You may be pushing limits and even reaching your goals, but a stupid injury messes up your chances of running in the marathon.
There’s nothing quite annoying as losing your momentum and, above all incapacitated due to an injury that could have been easily avoided. For instance, you’re doing a deadlift in the gym. You try pushing a new weight limit, but in order to do so, you compromise with the form. One wrong step and you injure yourself. Therefore, the crux of the story is that while you should definitely push your limits, but you should also focus on staying injury-free. Avoiding injuries would play a pivotal role in successfully achieving all your fitness resolutions for 2023.
Try Something New:
Are you sticking to your guns and spending your waking hours doing what you love? Well, in that case, you’re living a life most of us aspire to. You may be a gym buff and spend hours racking up muscles, but that doesn’t mean you should stay in your bubble. Every once in a while, you should try new things. For instance, can run a local marathon and ace it with elan.
If running isn’t your thing, choose from an array of options available in the fitness universe. Frankly speaking, there’s so much to try and explore. And you never know; it can lead you to a new passion in your life. So, use the upcoming year to explore and experiment. Try out new facets of life and then devote time to something that’s completely alien to you.
Completely Eliminate Junk And Unhealthy Food:
Year after year, avoiding junk food is a constant in most of our resolutions, but it’s highly unlikely that we will stick to this resolution. So in 2023, rather than just focusing on avoiding such unhealthy food items, it’s about time you focus your energy on completely eliminating them from your life.
At a time when people from different parts of the world are struggling with obesity, eliminating junk food should be your top priority. In recent years, these food items have steadily become affordable, thereby completely within everyone’s reach. Of course, they are delicious, but it’s time to look for alternatives in the form of healthy and nutritious food.
Reach Your Ideal Body Fat Percentage:
Of course, you should continue maintaining a healthy diet, but in the upcoming year, you should also start optimizing your nutrition. It will go a long way in cutting weight and burning down excessive body fat. And while you’re at it, you should remember that we’re not suggesting you to lose weight drastically. You should never try it, as it can result in serious health consequences. Instead, your focus should be to systematically shed fat and stay healthy during the process.
Covid-19 left us with innumerable life lessons. One of them was that you don’t necessarily need a gym to maintain a healthy lifestyle or, for that matter, set new fitness resolutions. During the past couple of years, various home workout options have popped up in the market.
As gym memberships continue to soar, you should shift your attention to home workouts. There are endless programs and apps readily available to assist with your fitness goals. So research, choose one, and get going.
Stick With Quality Health Supplements:
Every year, thousands of health supplements flow into the market. Some of these supplements are marketed as a panacea: an ultimate solution to all your health problems. Unfortunately, no supplement can guarantee that. If a supplement makes such a wild claim, it’s a fraud and scam.
Research. Research. And then research a bit more before finalizing a health supplement. Consult your doctor about possible side effects, and consume it only after getting their nod. The key is to find the right supplement and stick to it throughout the year.
If you wish to take your fitness levels to an altogether different league, try microbiome testing. These tests can help you understand your body’s molecular makeup and its working. You can also use these tests to select a workout and dietary plan that matches your body type. Such a routine can immeasurably enhance your body’s performance.
You started off 2022 by diligently working out on a daily basis. Everything was on track, but all of a sudden, you began slacking and avoiding workouts. It began with one day, and soon, you eventually stopped working out completely. Don’t worry! It is the story of most individuals who start off the year with various fitness resolutions.
In his book “Atomic Habits,” James Clear talks about how you can develop long-lasting habits. He also talks about how you can stay consistent and stick to your resolutions. The key is never to miss twice. Let’s imagine you had to skip the workout for a day due to an unexpected situation. But, the next day, without second thoughts, work harder and avoid increasing the gap.
Once you finalize your new year’s fitness resolutions, you should ensure that you eat right and get regular rest. Whether you’re on the edge of fulfilling your fitness goals or just starting out, remember to stay focused and keep going. Good luck!