5 ways to stop putting off your fitness journey until the New Year and start now

“I plan to start working out on January 1st.” “My New Year’s resolution is to go to the gym every day.” “I’m determined to lose weight in the new year.” This is a common scenario for many of us—we often use the beginning of the new year as a catalyst to start our fitness journey. However, it is important to remember that consistency and dedication is key, regardless of the time of year.

But do you really need to hold back until the New Year?

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“While the start of a new calendar year is definitely a great chance to start something new, delaying your fitness goals becomes a stumbling block, not a springboard,” says Miten Kakaya, fitness and wellness coach at Miten Says Fitness.

Well, spoiler alert: The perfect time is now! Because the sooner you start, the faster you’ll start seeing results.

Here are ways to stop putting off your fitness journey until the New Year-

  1. Break free from the countdown mentality
    The clock doesn’t stop for anyone! Waiting for the ‘perfect time’ can lead to a cycle of inaction. Don’t let another day or week slip away and take charge of your health today! “The perfect time to start your fitness journey is now,” says Mitten.
  2. Start small, but start now!
    You don’t always have to bet everything on your fitness journey. Sometimes even small changes can lead to big changes. “One should pursue health and fitness from one’s individual capacity and lifestyle. Start small today and build your fitness journey,” Mitten adds.
  3. Customized meal plans
    Everyone is different and so are our nutritional needs. A personalized meal plan that fits your body type, lifestyle, taste and preferences can be designed to create a sustainable and enjoyable meal plan. It’s not just about eating, it’s about eating right!
  4. Make every day count
    Don’t underestimate the power of consistency! Small, positive changes can add up over time and you will see the changes coming to you! “Body transformations are the result of incremental gains built up over time due to consistency. Within months, you can see a completely new you!” says Mitten.
  5. Start training!
    Daily exercise is one of the most important habits you will form in your life! Waiting for the calendar to turn doesn’t do your health or fitness any good. “Start training today! Exercise is non-negotiable for health and well-being,” Mitten says.
    “A daily workout not only takes you one step further in your fitness journey, but also takes care of your daily routine, productivity, mood, energy and general well-being,” he adds.

Your fitness journey is not a distant dream. It’s a reality that starts with your decision to start today!

Instead of waiting for the right time, take control of it today and shape a healthier and happier tomorrow! It can start simply by waking up early in the morning and doing a few exercises that work for you. The countdown is on – let’s make every day count!

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    first published: 26 Dec 2023 10:30 IST

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