At the onset of 2022, nearly 25% of Americans said they were setting a New Year’s resolution
. However, research tells us that only 8% of these people
will stick to it through the end of the year. Every year, one of the most common resolutions is to get healthier. Maybe you vow to shed some extra weight, add muscle to your frame, drink more water, or prioritize sleep and self-care. How can you set these goals and find success? Let’s talk about how to get fit in 2022 and see real results.
1. Take it Slow
One of the biggest mistakes people make with goal-setting each year is trying to do too much. Not only do you not need a complete overhaul in order to make progress, but it can actually backfire.
Tiny changes can make a huge impact. Think of a plane that changes its trajectory by two degrees. It’s an almost undetectable shift, and yet the plane might land in a completely different city.
If you have one big goal for 2022, you might consider breaking it down into monthly or even weekly goals. Let’s say you want to lose 50 pounds this year. Why wait until December 31 to see if you’ve done it? Instead, break this down into 12 monthly goals and keep consistent track of your weight loss throughout the year.
Not only will this keep you accountable, but it’ll also give you the opportunity to celebrate your wins along the way, instead of having to wait a full year to acknowledge your successes.
Even tiny changes in your habits can lead to huge results. Remember that!
2. Pay Attention to Your Diet
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” You’ve probably heard this saying before, and for a good reason: Fitness on its own isn’t enough to get you where you want to go. It has to go hand-in-hand with proper nutrition.
How you fuel yourself is going to partly determine things like:
- Your body size and composition (the amount of muscle and fat).
- Your energy levels.
- How quickly you recover after training.
You can’t outwork a poor diet. Enjoy the foods you love in moderation! Just be sure to prioritize nutrient-dense meals and snacks. Keep in mind that research suggests that fad diets don’t work long-term
. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the latest craze. The best “diet” is the one you can stick to. So, find the nutrition habits that help you feel amazing, and ones you can actually stick to
3. Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard
There’s a major pitfall with New Year’s resolutions: A lot of us come out of the gate hot only to lose steam before January is even over. This isn’t going to be sustainable for 11 more months. In fact, some research suggests that most of our resolutions don’t even last through the middle of January
You might know the fable The Tortoise and the Hare. The slow-moving tortoise, always teased by the quick hare, challenges his furry counterpart to a race. The hare leaves him in the dust but stops for a nap halfway through. The tortoise, however, is slow but consistent. He never quits. And in the end, he wins.
Be the tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race.
4. Learn Which Exercises You Need
The old adage tells us that a goal without a plan is just a dream. Whatever your 2022 fitness resolution is, how do you intend to get there?
Having an idea of what your programming needs to look like is key. Do you want to focus on compound lifts with barbells? Unilateral movements with dumbbells? Low-impact exercises with resistance bands? A combination of various things.
The most important thing is to move your body. But we can take this one step further. Ask yourself this: “What do I need to do each week to reach my goals?
5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
75% of Americans are walking around dehydrated
. A lack of water can lead to:
- Poor memory.
- A slower metabolism.
- Kidney stones.
- Poor sleep.
Getting enough water is also going to keep your joints lubricated
, promote healthy blood volume, and help carry nutrients and oxygen to your body’s cells and organs. In other words, hydration is important not just for training and recovery but your overall health.
How much water you need, exactly, is going to depend on factors like your weight, physical activity, and the climate you live in. A good indication is the color of your urine. The clearer, the better.
6. Use At-Home Technology
It’s 2022 — harness the power of technology! You no longer need oversized equipment, rows of machines, or multiple sets of dumbbells to reach your fitness goals. There are more efficient ways to get there. Think of a smart home gym setup like Tempo.
Tempo eliminates the need for tons of equipment, giving you exactly what you want in one compact arrangement. It’ll also be your personal trainer, studying your form and making the appropriate recommendations with our 3D Tempo Vision or even just your iPhone.
Gain insight into what you’re doing well and where you could stand to improve. With such advanced technology today, you can hit your goals faster and with more precision.
Reach Your Goals with Tempo
When it comes to evolving into a healthier you, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why we offer our athletes thousands of live and on-demand workouts, with new ones added each day so that you never grow restless. From strength training, HIIT, cardio, and yoga
to agility, mobility, and boxing, we have exactly what you need to meet your goals.
Choose from Tempo Studio and Tempo Move
based on your own needs and training environment, and let’s show 2022 what you’re made of.