Your New Year’s Checklist

Here we are again it's almost New Year's, and as a personal trainer, I thought it might be beneficial if I gave you a checklist for you to reach your goals for the year. So here we go.

What are your goals? Whenever you are beginning a program, it's very important to set your goals. What are you looking to achieve in the short-term? What are you looking to achieve in the long time? Make sure your goals are visible, and realistic. Your goal should be dependent upon yourself and what you want, not what others want.

Where are you going to be working out? If it's going to be at a gym, make sure that it's close in proximity to where you live. Chances are that if the gym is far away you won't get to it. If you're working out at home, do you have all the equipment that you will need?

Make sure that your plan is progressive. Many times people start off to gung ho and that causes an increased risk of injury. Incurring an injury is a major setback to your goals. Make sure that you’re progressively increasing your intensity.

What is your diet going to look like? How many calories will you take in? Make sure that your research and document in your food journal what your diet is going to entail. Make sure you're keeping track everyday on apps like MyFitnessPal, or simply by keeping a journal.

Stay motivated! At the end of the day, the biggest factor in success is motivation. Results take time, and yes the fitness game is a marathon not a sprint. Take your time and enjoy little victories and you will win the war in the end.
Wishing you the best of health!