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Fitness Resolutions that Will Help Beat the Winter Slump

With 2019 still young, it is time to act on your fitness resolutions. Hitting the gym will not be an easy feat but it is still the best way to get in shape. Learning the ropes will also be intimidating when paired with the craziness of the new semester and working with guys who look like the Wolverine. You still need to stick to your resolutions and here are a few tips to help you get started.

Set realistic goals

Regardless of how dedicated you are, you will still not be able to hit the gym every day of the week. There will be times when you will be forced to miss sessions because of exams and even vomitus hangovers. When starting out, it is good to aim for 3 to 4 days a week. Select the amount that works for you and schedule it like you schedule your classes. Weekends and daytimes are less busy hence the best times to try new exercises without being pressured.

Team up with a friend

After the first workout, the pain might cause you to bail. It will, however, be more fun and harder to bail on a friend that you respect. When you work out with a friend, you will be more accountable and the experience at the gym will be less intimidating. As you search for apartments near York University, focus on the ones that are closest to your preferred gym. You should also make sure your gym buddy also lives nearby.

Have fun

If you think the treadmill is fun, you need to think again. If hitting the gym is not for you, there are alternative ways to exercise. Explore several exercises to see which one works for you. Try and mix workout with Zumba, jogging, and kickboxing. You will get group classes with the YMCA and also find financial assistance options.

Have specific goals

You need to come up with a list of at least three specific goals that you want to achieve by the end of the year. Having specific goals will keep you focused and motivated. You will also be able to track your progress.

Start slow

It takes time to get that amazing body. It will be hard at first but your body will adjust with time. Pick a comfortable pace and increase it gradually until you get where you want.


Hitting the gym will always compete with studying or working. Do not allow it to be a competition. Balance your time properly. You can listen to podcasts while working out or record yourself while studying and listen to the recording while on the treadmill. Having something for your brain to focus on will make the strain during workout 78% less dreadful.

Exercise offers the best way to boost your endorphins thus reducing stress. Learn to fight stress with fitness. You should also learn to push yourself. The first few weeks will certainly hurt but it is good to have the mindset of, ‘it ain’t over until it’s over’.

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