Well it’s March and...wait. It’s March already? Okay, so the new year isn’t so new anymore. For a lot of us, that means those New Year’s fitness goals that seemed so realistic when the ball dropped are maybe more of a New Year’s memory at this point.
Don’t worry. It’s all part of the journey. What’s important is that you don’t give up on your fitness goals. Whether your end goal is to be a true fitness guru, or your idea of fitness is just to fit in your favorite pair of jeans 👖, our experts are here to help you achieve your goals.
The only person who can really hold you accountable to stick to your goals is yourself. After your 9 to 5, you need to decompress. Olympic weightlifting pro Jessica Taylor recommends keeping track of your daily goals and progress in your own workout journal to keep you on track. By planning your day out in terms of exercise and diet, you’ll be able to better maintain a realistic pace that will get you to where you want to be. And when you set down your goals on paper, it’s basically like past-you is holding present-you accountable. Jessica recommends the Fitlosophy Fitbook, a compact take-anywhere fitness journal that’s absolutely perfect for somebody who feels like their schedule might be a little too packed for exercise.
Fitness monitors have been around for a while now, but A. they never seem to tell you the important stuff, and B. a lot of them are kinda dorky looking. That’s why actress Briana Venskus suggests using the Whoop Band. The Whoop Band basically keeps track of your whole body’s health and recovery on a 24/7 basis, and then gives you a report on the deets. So if you go jogging one day, and then the next day you’re like “oh no, I don’t think I’m ready to go jogging again,” your Whoop will show you that you’re maybe more ready than you thought.
Most people don’t drink enough water, and that’s not okay. Like, at all (seriously, go grab a cup of water). But you’re going to especially want to pay attention to how much water you’re drinking if you’re working hard towards those fitness goals. According to trainer Salina Duggan, one of the best ways to do that is with a water bottle that keeps track of your daily H20 for you. The Hydro Bear Motivational Fitness Sports Water Bottle isn’t just cute af, it’s also designed to tell you when you need to drink more.
You don’t have to go to some gross sweaty gym to get your workout on. Honestly, a lot of times just having to go somewhere at all is the motivation killer. That’s why Box N Burn On Demand is trainer Kevan Watson’s solution for the stay-at-home exerciser. It’s a serious collection of master classes in calorie-burning, strength-building, heart-thumping workouts that will help you get your PhD. in being a total B.A.
And you don’t need a massive rack of weights or anything like that. Kevan suggests the TRX ALL-IN-ONE Suspension Training Bodyweight Resistance System, a portable strength training solution that will let you pump iron anywhere there’s a door frame, pole or tree and then just set it aside when you’re done. Simple.
The most important thing to remember is that your fitness goals are there because you want to feel healthy and feel good. Every step on your journey is a win for you, and nobody can take that away. If you miss a day here or there, it’s no big deal. Just don’t give up and try again tomorrow.