Fitness goals are always one of the most commonly made New Year’s resolutions, and while it definitely makes the gym a little bit more crowded, we can’t say that we hate seeing it. It is always inspiring to see and meet dozens of new people that are all driven to improve their lifestyles. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or you are a frequenter of Thrive Fitness in Atlanta with new milestones to hit, we have cultivated a few crafty tips that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution.

Set a Schedule

One of the easiest excuses to make when it comes to bailing on going to the gym is that there just isn’t enough time in the day. While it is easy to chalk it up to that, there’s always time if you’re making time. Rather than let the day get ahead of you and use up your gym time, set a schedule that you need to follow. Think about when you are more likely to be accountable for going to the gym. If you’re usually tired after work, consider waking up an hour earlier and heading to the gym for a quick cardio session, or if you are usually stressed out during your day, consider taking your lunch break to head on over and enjoy one of our fitness classes. You’ll see that once you start scheduling time, it’s much easier to stick to.

Grab a Friend

Things are better to do when in good company. While sweating it out can be terribly difficult to do on our own, it is definitely better when we have a friend to help motivate us and push us to continue. While most of our friends won’t advertise it, a good portion of them are also setting new fitness goals for the New Year, so call them up and set up a schedule and workout routine together so that you can continue to not only motivate each other, but also to push each other and keep each other accountable. This is also a time where you could consider doing a group personal training class, two is the perfect number to take advantage of a deal like that!

Set Realistic Goals

Immediate gratification is one of the reasons that fitness goals are so difficult to stick to. We seek immediate results from a process that takes months, and years to achieve. When you consider what types of goals that you would like to achieve, break them up into smaller ones that will be easier to obtain. This means that even though your year long goal is to lose 30 or 40 pounds, set your goals in 5 pound increments. This allows for you to see the progress as it’s happening, rather than feeling discouraged when you aren’t 40 pounds lighter in a week. The more victories you get to celebrate, the more likely you’ll be aware of the change that is happening and stick to the process you have. Which is exactly how all of these results happen in the first place – consistency!

Thrive Fitness loves seeing you do just that, thrive! Whether it be guidance on nutrition, setting up an appointment with a personal trainer or even just greeting you with a friendly face, we will do anything that we can to help you achieve your fitness goals this year! Reach out to a member of our team next time you’re in and ask any questions you may have, we will always direct you to someone that can provide a detailed and helpful answer. Let’s make 2017 your year!