Fitness Goal Setting and New Years Resolutions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Many people set their New Years resolutions around improving their health.

Whether it be through weight loss, healthier eating, or just exercising more, the new year is a popular time to start.

But keeping a resolution is much harder than making one.

Corinne Priest, a trainer with local gym Crossfit Brigade, said the most important thing when it come to bigger, more challenging goals is to “always tackle the easiest thing first.” She compares the process to taking a test, “you always want to answer everything you know first and then spend your extra time focusing on the hard things.”

80% of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first year, and 20% are broken in the first two weeks of January alone.

But through a change of mindset and practice, any goal can be achieved.

“I hesitate to call any goal unrealistic or unmanageable,” Kyle Hudson, Area Supervisor for Lighthouse Personal Training, said. He went on to say, “You need to make short-term, realistic goals that will lead to that end objective. So, if you’re trying to lose a 100 pounds, you’re not going to lose 100 pounds this month. And if this month you only lose 3-4 pounds,don’t let that discourage you from that long term goal. Instead, set that smaller incremental goals.”

This year, getting to know yourself and what works for you could make all the difference.

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