Did you know, only about 8 percent of people that have set new year’s resolutions, actually stick to them? Did you also know that exercising more is the most common new year’s resolution set? Here are our top 3 tips to make your challenges and goals more sustainable and how you can implement them into your everyday life.
1. Be Sensible
Setting a goal to exercise every single day (or more!) is not going to be sustainable. It might be your top priority in this moment, but as life starts to take over and work because busier, keeping up with this may be a bigger challenge than the exercise itself! Make a workout plan that fits in with your lifestyle, for beginners this could be 3-4 days a week or a 20 minute bike ride in the morning.
2. Keep track of your progress
Whether your goal is to cover more distance or do so more quickly, keeping a note of how you’re doing and the progress you’re making will be the biggest motivator. If your goal is to lose weight, take photos of yourself. If your goal is to visit more places, tick them off a list. And so on.
3. Grab a buddy
It’s a lot easier to give up and skip your bike rides when you’re doing it on your own. Find a friend with similar goals or willing to help you reach yours and ask them to keep you in check. A friend or family member will want to see you complete your challenges so asking them to back you up and keep you consistent is always a good idea.
Still unsure what your 2022 new years resolution should be? Here are some bike ride suitable ideas just for you!
And just in case you need a little more motivation to keep up with your bike riding goals for 2022, see some of the benefits to riding below!
- Great exercise
- Get fresh air
- Spend time with friends & family
- Improve your carbon footprint
- Better for the environment than motor transport
- Discover your surroundings
- Suitable for all fitness levels
- Saves you money on transport costs
- Improved mental wellbeing
- Reduce traffic
We’d love to know what your resolutions are and how you get on with them. Message us on Instagram and let us know your cycling plans for 2022!