Happy Super Bowl Sunday! February is a great time to check in with the running and fitness goals you made for 2015. The weather is frightful and the sofa is so delightful. How to stay fit when you just want to hibernate? Set some goals, stick with them, and mix up your workouts when things start to sour.
How To Stay Fit
Step 1: Set SMART goals—specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.
Still looking to make or tweak your running resolutions for 2015? I’ve got 10 ideas meant to make you a happier, healthier runner:
Revamp your 2015 planning with goals meant to make you a more well-rounded runner. Set the right goals and you’ll run faster, train smarter, and have more fun hitting the pavement in the new year.
Resolutions that merely focus on going faster may set you up for frustration down the road. Sure, speed can be part of your resolutions, but goals that also focus on training, friends, and having fun will make your 2015 more successful—and enjoyable. Check them out at SHAPE.com.
Step 2: Stick to your goals and fitness routine.
Falling off the wagon already? Here’s something to motivate you: how quickly your fitness fades when you stop exercising completely.
But you can still dial back when need be and fight the fade with a few, short workouts:
You can lose up to 50 percent of your hard-earned fitness gains in a single week of complete inactivity.
Now, I’m not talking about tapering; dialing back workouts before a big race puts you in peak performance shape.
But with every week that you don’t exercise at all, you chip away at any fitness you’ve built up in weeks or months prior. Read the rest of this entry →