I wonder how many of you have new fitness goals for the new year? I think it's safe to say 99%. Whether you're making the commitment to join a new fitness studio or just to be healthier in general, this post is for you. I was inspired to write it after having dinner with my best friends, Michele and Jarrett Hahn, who own M.O.V.E NJ Fitness & Performance in Hoboken. The day after our double date (and indulging in a few bottles of wine), I was sprinting for the first time in years. Here are my new fitness goals (effective immediately) that I'm sure will inspire you, too.
Change it up. It's been one year since I moved to Hoboken, which makes it one year that I've been doing Local Barre classes about five times a week. While I dabble in trying new fitness classes all over NYC, my main workout is barre. "In order to cause change to your body composition you must constantly change up your workout regime," stated Jarrett Hahn, trainer and the owner of M.O.V.E NJ Fitness and Performance. "The body will only adapt to new stimulus, meaning if you keep doing the same thing, your body will remain the same. Changing up your routine every 4-6 weeks would be ideal." I'm going to begin incorporating sprints and more cardio into my routine. What are you going to do?
Push past your comfort zone. It seems like common knowledge, but we don't always go for the extra challenge. If you're doing something that feels somewhat comfortable, push yourself to the next level. For example, I used to be able to plank for 20 seconds (comfortably). Now, I'm proud to say that I can hold a proper plank for a minute and 30 seconds and am trying to get stronger each day.
Track your movement. I've never worn a device that tracks my steps or how much I sleep, but out of curiosity I'm starting to wear the Tom Tom Runner Cardio GPS. The heart rate monitor will help me stay on track when sprinting and help me keep my overall fitness goals.
Make a new playlist. Music drives my movements. How about you? Creating a new playlist is just as good, if not better than buying new workout gear. I love NYC DJ and my friend, David Hamburg's, mixes on Spotify.
Forget excuses. This is my biggest problem! I don't like to sweat, I like to glisten, which has kept me from cardio for a while. Also, if I have a blowout... forget about it. If we want results, there are no excuses.
Now it's your turn to inspire me! Share your fitness goals for the new year below.
*This post is sponsored by Tom Tom, but all of my thoughts and actions are true.