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Must-Have Fitness New Year’s Resolutions to Make

Same old New Year’s resolutions? Why not try something different? Let's set some realistic fitness New Year's resolutions we can achieve in 2023.

Did you feel that excitement when you made your last New Year's resolution to get in shape? Don't worry; this happens to almost everyone. It's only natural that we try to make better lifestyle changes when a new year comes around.

How to achieve these New Year's Resolutions? Some of us will be more successful than others, but by setting realistic goals to achieve this feat, you can get over this initial hump and finally achieve your fitness resolutions.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Let's get you focused by creating a list of side-splitting and amazing fitness New Year's resolutions you should make in 2023.

Try a new fitness class.

If you're looking for a new way to get moving this year, consider trying a new fitness class. You'll be surprised by how much you like it.

You don't have to go all in on one thing—start with something that sounds fun and doable. Maybe it's yoga, spin classes, or Zumba. There are so many options; they can all be fun and different ways to challenge yourself physically.

Alternatively, you can try the fad by purchasing home gym equipment and enrolling in live and on-demand online classes. There are affordable and helpful fitness tools you can buy nowadays that you can incorporate into your fitness classes.

Prepare and train for a marathon.

If you want to make a difference in your life, consider training for a marathon. This will improve your discipline and determination to accomplish anything. Plus, it's a great way to stay healthy.

Running is good for your heart and lungs, boosts your metabolism, burns calories, and strengthens your immune system. And although it can be challenging, especially if you're just starting, it gets easier with time.

Hold a plank.

Are you looking for a way to get in shape and stay fit this year? Consider starting with this simple move that will help you work your core and improve your balance at the same time.

The plank is one of the best exercises for strengthening your core because it works on stability and endurance—two things we need more of in our daily lives. It also helps to build strength in the shoulders, arms, back, glutes, hamstrings, and quads.

Holding a plank would be hard for people who aren't already in shape. The key is to keep practicing until you build up enough endurance to hold the position for more extended periods—and eventually try more advanced variations like side planks or planks with legs elevated on an exercise ball.

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Prepare your meal.

Start prepping your meals. It's so easy to get stuck in a rut of eating the same thing every day, eating out, or grabbing something on the go. But if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need a plan. You can't always just wing it.

There are more opportunities for success if you plan things beforehand. If you don't have food at home when hunger strikes, you'll probably buy something unhealthy from a fast-food restaurant or order something online. 

Prepping your meals ahead of time eliminates this possibility. It will force you to think about what kinds of foods would be good for your body and help with weight loss—and then you'll be sure those foods are available before they become an emergency.

Refrain from indulgence.

If you're looking to get more fit in 2023, consider giving up one indulgence. It's easy to think of going on a diet as a way to lose weight, but the best way to keep your weight down over the long haul is to make small changes that stick with you every day.

One thing that can help you with this is giving up an indulgence—soda, sweets, or fast food. It might sound like a small change, but it could be just what you need to make better choices and feel better about yourself.

Observe a timely bedtime.

Getting to bed on time is an excellent resolution for fitness enthusiasts to make in 2023. Getting to bed on time can significantly impact your overall health and fitness goals. Getting enough sleep can help you feel more alert and focused during the day. 

Getting enough sleep also helps prevent injury and aids muscle recovery after exercise. It also allows us to be mentally prepared for anything that might come our way during the day. If you are well-rested and ready, it makes you more productive at work and more attentive during workouts.

Increase water intake.

The key is to drink more water, which can help you stay hydrated and keep your body functioning correctly. The human body is 60% water, but most of us only drink half the recommended amount—and that's not enough. 

The average adult needs about three liters (or about 13 cups) of fluid daily. What is the quickest method of getting there? Fill up a water bottle that you can get. You'll be surprised by how much you can drink when the bottle is correctly positioned before you.

Maintain strict compliance with your schedule.

We know it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new year and make lofty resolutions that you can't wait to start as soon as possible. But take a second to think about how you'll feel when it's mid-February and you're still struggling to keep up with your schedule.

If you want to make fitness part of your life in 2023, stick to your schedule. That way, it doesn't feel like such a burden—you'll be able to check off each day as you accomplish something new and exciting.

Have a positive attitude.

A good attitude is everything. If you're going to make it through it, you need to start in a good mood and keep it up.  If you want to make fundamental changes in your life this year, you must start now.

To achieve your goals, you must be willing to work hard and push yourself out of your comfort zone. While this can be a complex process, it's the only way to achieve success. When you resolve to exercise more frequently, eat healthier foods, and give up bad habits like smoking or drinking alcohol, you are committing to yourself and your future well-being.

Key Takeaways

If you want to improve your physical and mental health in the coming year, consider adding these resolutions to your list. By making a few small lifestyle changes, you'll be surprised at how much better you feel and how much energy you have. And when it comes to getting started, the best thing to do is to aim for something beyond your reach and then work toward achieving it. 

It's a new year once again and having appropriate goals for improvement is essential. Never aim for impossible odds and remember to define your target. Stay committed and focused, and work hard on them. Focus is the key to success; never lose sight of your goals because that is the only way to achieve them. Let's all have a happy and healthy year ahead!

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