Get Ready Now for Your New Year's Resolutions!

by Dan Patterson - Date: 2006-12-21 - Word Count: 474 Share This!

The new year is a mere 20 days away, so now would be a great time to really start thinking about setting your health and fitness goals for 2007. Why wait until New Year's Eve or New Year's Day?

One thing that all of us that go to the gym on a consistent basis have noticed is that January is always packed. This alone could be a very discouraging thing if you're trying to start some type of a new workout program. One solution would be to start your New Year's Resolution of improving your fitness level sooner, like NOW instead of waiting until the new year like almost everyone else is going to do. In order to effectively start a new program, you need to set some goals. Without a goal, you won't know what you're really aiming for and will be much more likely to fail. As the old saying go, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Nothing could be more true when it comes to your health and fitness goals.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to get ready to hit 2007 running:

1- Where am I at right now?

Get a good idea of what your current condition is. You could do this through taking measurements, taking pictures, or anything else to give you a good indication of where you are in your lifetime fitness goals right now.

2- Where do I want to be 3, 6, 9, and 12 months from now?

Get an idea of where you want to be. Find some pictures of people that represent the body you would want to have. (NOTE - Its a good idea if you're going to do this to also check and see if that person is actually the same body type as you also. For example, if you are a 6′4″ Ectomorph, a 5′1″ Mesomorph might not be the absolute best role model for you.)

3- How am I going to get there?

It's one thing to have a goal, it's another thing to have a plan to reach that goal. What days will you be able to work out? Are you going to follow a particular plan? And so forth. Its also important at this point that you have a good understanding of what your main goal is: to gain muscle, or to lose weight. Then, make a plan and get ready to execute it.

These are just a few ideas to help you get ready for the New Year. Now is the time to decide to make 2007 the year that you will actually achieve your fitness goals. Honestly, that is only going to happen with proper preparation. If you don't start getting ready for 2007 now, chances are that March will roll around and you'll be in the same shape or worse than you are now simply because you did not prepare.

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Dan Patterson is an editor of, a website that offers free information about many health and fitness topics such as how to gain muscle and body building tips.

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