This is the year we're getting fit!

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After Christmas and all the festivities, the most common New Year's resolution is to become fit and finally take physical exercise seriously.
We usually start out strong because of the guilt we feel for eating so much during the holiday season, but those plans quickly die out, once our hectic schedules come back and our laziness comes with it.

So, how are you going to really commit to it this year?

First things first, you need to CHANGE YOUR MINDSET!
Exercising is not a punishment for the extra weight you might have put on this year. Even if you're skinny, exercising is one of the most important things to integrate in your schedule, as it is vital to being healthy and having more energy to go about your day.
If you're really serious about living life to the fullest starting this year, then you'll need lots and lots of energy!

Secondly, don't try to start out too aggressively. If you're not used to working out regularly, you'll probably be sore if you don't START SLOWLY and you won't enjoy it, which will make you less likely to keep at it.

Then, you need to INTEGRATE WORK-OUTS IN YOUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE. If you look at it as another task you have to complete, you'll be more focused on actually getting it done and you won't forget you had planned to exercise on that day. And don't schedule anything else for that hour - it's exercise time!!

Finally, STICK TO IT. If you're worried about getting bored with your exercise routine, try to change it up often. You can go to the gym one day, then go run or do some other activity another day, and so on. If you add variety or a fun element to it, you won't look at it as a strenuous task. It can even become a fun plan or a good excuse to gather your friends - invite them to play ball at the beach or the park, for example (depending on the weather).

Be healthy and enjoy living life to the fullest with all of your newfound energy!

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