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Setting New Year's fitness goals and sticking to them

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 10:01:38-05

INDIANAPOLIS — New year new you! The new year always comes with new year resolutions, and for most, it's usually health and wellness related.

"Typically, most people have the same goal of wanting to lose weight," Eric Thompson, an exercise specialist at Hancock Wellness Center, said.

"The easiest thing to do, in my opinion is to write them down. So, once you write them down, you kind of commit to it actually happening," said Cody Baker, he's a fitness supervisor at Hancock Wellness Center.

Both Thompson and Baker said people tend to break their New Year's resolutions after just a few months.

"Most of the time, people do fall off and know that that is part of the process. It's going to take a lot longer than you think to reach your goals, which is unfortunate, but it is kind of the beauty of it too," said Baker.

They told me it's all about finding what works best for you as far as your workout goes. But the most important thing is to remain consistent with your routine.

"Consistency will build most of the momentum you need to carry on in the new year. So, don't start with six days a week start with two to three," said Baker

But hitting the gym isn't the only thing you need to focus on to reach your goals.

"One of the biggest struggles is making sure they are doing things they need to be doing outside of the gym, too," said Thompson.

That means getting enough sleep and having proper nutrition. But both Baker and Thompson said patience is the key to success.

"Its definitely going to take a lot longer than you think. It could take twice as long, so give yourself that grace and give yourself that time to really be aware of what's going to be happening and be ready for that journey as you go," said Thompson.

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