However, maintaining that drive always proves to be one of the most enduring challenges of every New Year’s resolutions. The main problem lies in trying to keep up with too many unrealistic or extreme goals in such a very limited time.

Experts agree that when it comes to overhauling your lifestyle, committing to small but manageable goals is the way to go. With that in mind, here are some simple fitness resolutions from popsugar.com that will get you started on the road to a happy and healthy body.

Wake Up Earlier

They say that it’s easier to stay up late than to wake up earlier. It’s time to change that mindset this 2018. Staying up late will only make you feel sluggish the next day. Sleep early so you can set your alarm earlier than usual and spend the spare time you have between waking up and going to work with a quick workout routine or a few laps around your neighborhood. Aside from giving you your much-needed exercise, it will also condition your mind better to take on the challenges of the day.

Plan It Out

Write down your exercise plan for the week and stick to it. Be as specific as possible on your tasks for each day.  The advantage of this method is its flexibility and the fact that you can monitor your progress easily.

Start Walking

Even something as simple as walking can do amazing things to your health. Walking a few blocks every day will help stretch and tone your muscles after long hours spent sitting in front of your desk. Regular strolls can also help you to lose some weight.

Drink Plenty of Water

The health benefits of water go way beyond hydration; it can keep your skin clear and supple, improve energy, flush out toxins, and strengthen the immune system, to name a few. So if you have been remiss in drinking your daily recommended intake of water last year, make it a point to include it in your fitness plan this year.

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

Our parents are right all along – we need to eat our fruits and vegetables. Integrate them into your daily meals as much as possible. For example, if you’re having a sandwich for a snack, you can upgrade it in such a way that there will be a leafy vegetable or tomatoes in it. If you’re craving for something sweet, why not snack on fruits instead of donuts or cakes? If you usually have cereals for breakfast, why not add some bananas or strawberries in it? There are a lot of recipes you can try out there. Just check the internet for inspiration and have fun.

Try Something New

Exercise doesn’t have to be a drag. Put some variety into your routine to keep it interesting. Gyms offer a lot of exciting classes you can choose from so make sure to check them out and, if possible, try them all. Who knows? You might discover your next favorite workout routine. You’ll never know if you don’t try.

Start a Fitness Challenge

Get your friends to take on a fitness challenge with you. Choose easier ones first and gradually transition to more difficult ones later on. You can also try focusing on one body part you want to improve, like your abs, and then move on to a completely different one after you have completed all the routines for that part.

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