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Remove Your Barriers in the Way of Your New Year Fitness Resolution!

Updated on December 31, 2019
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Being a physiotherapist it is important for me to stay fit and promote more fitness so as to have a disease free population!

Every year on December 31, we plan to have a New Year resolution. Some keep a resolution to exercise daily, to be on time each day, to lose weight and many other things. Out of these, being fit is the most common resolution. Just a day is left for 2020 so tell me how many of you have actually kept your last year's resolution and if you were able to keep it, did you keep it throughout the year? Approximately 5% of the world population stays consistent whereas 95% have some circumstances or excuses to give. Consistency is the key.

What are your Fitness Resolutions?

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Your Resolution to be Fit

Can I tell you a small secret? Even if you do not perform any special techniques to stay fit, you can still incorporate fitness into your daily schedule. It takes courage to decide to start working on your fitness and is worth it. There is always a reason behind a resolution. Making a decision might be for that moment but making a resolution itself says how much you emphasize its importance in your life! Why should you make a resolution to stay fit? You might have many other strong aspirations like developing your personality, earning more money or getting promoted at your workplace. Then why fitness is your priority? The reason is that if you keep yourself fit and prioritize your health, you can achieve other goals in your life.

To have something as your resolution, first it has to be your priority!

Know your 'WHY' behind your Fitness Resolution!

As I mentioned earlier, you might take any decision randomly but making a resolution always has a purpose behind it. I do not want to hurt animals and hence I take a resolution to turn into a vegan. I want to lose weight this year and hence I take a resolution to start diet on 1st January itself. You see there is not just a simple reason but a stronger purpose when it comes to a resolution. When your purpose is clear, sticking to your resolution whichever it might be, becomes easier. And when you know your 'why', it is but natural you tend to prioritize it more. You might have been thinking about this since pretty long time but what matters is you making a decision and following it. Words play no role, but actions do! Author and Motivational Speaker Mr. Simon Sinek wrote this book named 'Start with your WHY'. When you start with your why you have a stronger base to work upon and to get results. Give your 'why' an actionnd work towards it.

What are your Common Barriers to not stick to your New Year Resolution?

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Overcome those Barriers!

You might have tons of excuses for not being consistent with your fitness resolution. And some of the excuses might be the true barriers as well. But ultimately what you do about it and how you find a solution to overcome your barriers is going to count. Today you are looking at these excuses and all these hurdles in your way, tomorrow when you will fight to stick to your commitment and surpass this phase of obstacles, you will feel proud for yourself. Every commitment comes with responsibilities. And every responsibility comes with hurdles too. So what to do at such times? The only answer is solve your problems. I would like to tell you all some simple solutions which you already know but fail to realize when you are inconsistent.

  1. Keep your commitments not just in your mind but in front of your eyes- Stick your daily goals to the mirror or a noticeboard. Keep your fitness resolution as your mobile or desktop wallpaper text!
  2. When you have other priorities, ask yourself how can you incorporate your daily fitness into your routine despite of all busy schedule. I bet you will definitely get an answer.
  3. When you say you have 'no time', ask yourself once if I really do not have time or is it possible to curtail down other things which are unnecessarily consuming my time.
  4. Know other way to accomplish your fitness routine. If you are unable to take time out for going to gym each day, make sure you walk more rather than using a vehicle.
  5. Have short goals like 'each day goals' rather than having monthly or yearly goals. And when you accomplish each day goal by exercising, you will feel successful.
  6. Celebrate your success. When you finish 1 week being consistent on your fitness, celebrate it. For example, 6 days following your diet and 1 day having a cheat day to celebrate your 6 days success!

Your barriers are nothing but your own excuses!

When you decide from within to achieve something, despite of all hurdles you tend to fight and be successful. Every model with a great figure, every athlete, every body-builder and every 90 year old fit man has accomplished what they are by staying consistent despite of every obstacle in their life. So this new year, do not just have a fitness resolution but rather a resolution to stay consistent with it!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Natasha Tungare


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    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      15 months ago from India

      Thank you so much for all of your lovely feedbacks! I am happy you find it really useful

    • Niks007 profile image


      15 months ago from India

      What an inspiring hub about fitness! Yes, indeed knowing your why allows you to see the big picture and diminishes the barries. The 6 points to overcome barriers are very helpful.

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      Devika Primić 

      16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Helpful tips and can be used for anyone to add remove from their lists of barriers. I think one should follow your ideas overcome these barriers.

    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      16 months ago from India

      Thank you so much Shaloo Walia maam and Liz Westwood. I am happy this article provided some value

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      Shaloo Walia 

      16 months ago from India

      Great hub! These ideas can be applied to other resolutions as well.

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      Liz Westwood 

      16 months ago from UK

      This is a helpful article for all of us, who try to keep fit in the midst of busy lives. Great timing as well to coincide with New Year resolutions.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      16 months ago from Washington Court House

      Great article.

      It is sometimes hard to stick to a resolution but you have pointed out some great ideas.

      I love the one where you can cheat on the seventh

      Rewarding oneself for success is a great idea.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Avyukth Krishna 

      16 months ago from Bangalore

      This year I actually didn't make a resolution because i thought " Either way I'm not going to follow it for long , what's the point of making one? " . People often motivate us to chase our goals but they never tell us HOW to go about the process . Keeping these in mind I've decided to make a resolution even though I'm 3 days late. Thank you for this article !

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      Prateek Jain 

      16 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      You gathered all the valid points related to the topic,and for all types of individual whether they prefer going to gym or just a walk in the evening. Very well explained. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      16 months ago

      Great article! Fitness is the most important thing as caring for your health is must. Very nicely explained

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      Sam Montana 

      16 months ago from Colorado

      Great ideas for sticking with a fitness routine. Once in the habit of working out, it becomes easier to the point you feel guilty if you miss a workout day. And anyone can exercise at home for 45 minutes. Incorporating a healthy diet really helps a person feel better about exercising.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      16 months ago from South India

      Great motivational piece of article with a reminder at the year end to set achievable goals for success. It is timely one with each one cautiously introspecting to pen down meaningful resolutions especially after reading your article. Thank you Ms Natasha.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      16 months ago from Kolkata, India

      We must take care of our fitness and not finding time is an excuse in my case. When results are shown, it is definitely a wonderful moment. Need to make a resolution regarding fitness. Thank you for sharing the article.

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      16 months ago

      A must read article for everyone!!!!


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