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Don't Quit on Your Fitness Resolutions

Learn effective tips to stay motivated all year long with your fitness resolutions.

Don't Quit on Your Fitness Resolutions

It's that time of year again when gyms are packed, healthy recipes flood social media feeds, and everyone seems determined to start the year on a fit and healthy note. But as January fades into February and then March, those initial bursts of motivation often begin to dwindle. If you're among the many people who have already started to see your fitness resolutions slip away, don't despair! It's perfectly normal to experience setbacks, and with a few adjustments, you can get yourself back on track and stay motivated all year long.

Here are a few tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness resolutions:

  • Set realistic goals. Don't try to go from couch potato to marathon runner overnight. The crash and burn from an intense start can be a painful de-motivator. Start with small, attainable goals that you can gradually build on for more tremendous success. For example, instead of aiming to work out for an hour every day, start with 15 minutes and slowly increase the duration as you get fitter.
  • Find an activity you enjoy. Exercise shouldn't feel like punishment. Choose activities that you find fun, whether dancing, swimming, hiking, or playing a sport. When you enjoy your workouts, you'll likely stick with them in the long run.
  • Make it a social activity. Working out with friends or family can help you stay accountable and motivated. It's also more fun to sweat it out with others than to do it alone.
  • Track your progress. Seeing how far you've come can be a great motivator. Log your workouts, track your weight or measurements, or take progress photos.
  • Reward yourself. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small. Treat yourself to a new workout outfit, a massage, or anything else to help you stay on track.
  • Feel free to ask for help. If you struggle to stay motivated, talk to a certified fitness coach, fitness instructor, or registered dietitian. They can help you create a personalized plan and provide support and guidance.

Remember, setbacks are a normal part of any fitness journey. The important thing is not to give up. With some planning and effort, you can achieve your fitness goals and live healthier, happier lives.

Additional tips:

  • Focus on progress, not perfection. It's okay if you have a day off or a week. Just get back on track as soon as possible.
  • Listen to your body. Don't push yourself too hard, especially when first starting. Take rest days when needed, and don't be afraid to modify workouts if you have any injuries. If you are unsure about a workout or dietary change, always make sure to speak to a healthcare professional.
  • Find a support system. Tell your friends and family about your goals and ask them for their support. You can also join the QuestHub to connect with people trying to get fit.
  • Make it a lifestyle change. Refrain from thinking of your fitness goals as a temporary fad. Instead, focus on making healthy habits that you can stick with for the long term.


Create the right mindset and approach to achieve your fitness goals and live healthier and happier lives.

So keep going with your resolutions!

Keep at it; you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.