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How to Hit your 2015 Fitness Goals

2015 is just around the corner and with a new year comes new opportunities for a healthier life! That said, it’s not always easy knowing where to start or how to set realistic expectations for yourself. We’ve put together a quick guide to ensure you have the tools you need to kickstart this new chapter!

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1. Assess where you’re at. Be honest.

Let’s be honest – we may not all be where we hoped to be by the end of the year (especially after the holidays). This is a great time for us to check-in with our bodies and re-evaluate where we’re at.

Ex. Spott3r member, Lindsay Anderson, thinks she’s done a great job at hitting her cardio goals this year, but has been slacking a bit on strength training. She also occasionally puts off her workouts due to a hectic work schedule and cold weather. In order to get past these and hit her 2015 fitness goals, Lindsay needs to figure out how to get past these roadblocks.

Which brings us to our next point!

2. Find out what motivates you vs. what sets you back, and fix that. 

Everyone has an excuse not to work out. Whether its time, money, or simply not knowing where to start, there are a million reasons people put off fitness.

Lindsay, for example, plans to get past her fitness roadblocks by ensuring she gets to bed early enough to fit in early morning workouts (tips on how to get up for these here) and invests in warm weather workout gear!

(Is money holding you back from getting a gym membership? See if you’re eligible for a fitness reimbursement here.)

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3. Set realistic goals

Sure, if we hop on the scale and see a number we’re not happy with, our first instinct is to swear off all sweets and hit the gym twice a day. While that might get you through the first week of the new year, chances are you’ll be burnt out and cranky by week two, and much more likely to give up on your goals.

Start by setting some realistic and feasible goals – and remember to focus on creating a healthy lifestyle, rather than numbers on a scale or pant size.

Some ideas for weekly goals here. We’ll also be launching our 15 goals for 2015 series on Instagram tomorrow – be sure to follow us for all the fitness inspiration you can handle!

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4. Measure them

The last part in our quick guide to hit your 2015 fitness goals is measurement. What good is setting goals if you aren’t completing them?

If you’re tracking something quantifiable, such as mileage or cardio minutes, fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike Training Club are great.

If you’re tracking something unquantifiable, such as getting more sleep or eating clean, it may help to start a fitness journal and implement a once-weekly reflection.

You should now have all the tools you need to kick off your healthiest 2015! Think we missed anything? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to see if you’re eligible for a free gym reimbursement check!

Photo cred: Gumbo Fitness, Women’s Health Magazine

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Congrats, Lindsay!

Congrats to our first member to receive her reimbursement check! San Francisco resident, Lindsay Anderson, just scored $20 for working out 12 times in the month of June.

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What is Lindsay going to do with her first reimbursement check? Put it towards her favorite pre-workout, Volt!

Insurance company: UnitedHealthCare

Workouts required per month: 12

Reimbursement: $20/month

More info here.

 

 

 

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A little more about this fitness rockstar:

Your favorite fitness quote:

A year ago you will have wished you started today”

What is your favorite workout?

“Nike Training Club HITT circuits. I also love to workout outside!​”

What motivates you to get to the gym?

“To be my best self. My energy and attitude is significantly better when I go to the gym in the mornings. I’m ready to take on the world!”

What is your biggest fitness achievement to date?

“Running. I’ve never been a big runner – could handle 2-3 miles max on a treadmill and it would take forever. Now I run a 5k almost every day and my best time so far has been 26 minutes!”

What is your current fitness goal?

“​To run a half-marathon”

What type of music do you prefer to work out to?

“Progressive house, high BPM pop”

On her iPod right now:

1. ZHU – Faded (Steve James Remix)
2. Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Remix)
3. Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good (Fedde Le Grand remix)

Follow Lindsay’s fitness journey on Instagram (@linds_anderson)! We will also be posting highlights of her progress on @spott3r. Cheers, Lindsay! Keep up the good work!

Want to get in on the action? See if you’re eligible for gym reimbursements here.

15-Minute Workout Ideas

Many spott3r members lead busy lives. They have households to run, jobs to fulfill, friendships to maintain. Getting to the gym can be difficult! But with a little incentive and some friendly guidance, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find our favorite 15-minute workouts. Squeeze one of these in on your busiest day and you can sleep happy knowing you’re one step closer to your fitness goals. (And if you’re registered for gym reimbursements, one workout closer to your cash reward!)

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1. Do a mini interval workout on the elliptical or treadmill. Start off walking for two minutes, jog for two minutes, sprint for one minute, jog two, sprint one, jog two, sprint one, jog two, and end with two minutes of walking.

More from PopSugar Fitness here.

2. Try targeting an area you’d like to focus on. We’re big fans of this back workout from Women’s Health and Refinery29‘s awesome  “butt kicking” workout (both only 15-minutes).

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3. Download Nike Training Club’s fitness app. They have tons of focused workouts, from cardio bursts to core-crushers.

4. Can’t make it to the gym? Grab a chair. This quick series from Woman’s Day is something you can fit in between your morning coffee and zipping to the office.

5. Tackle your whole body – without the weights. This body-weight shape up requires zero equipment and will hit every area.

These are just a few of our favorite 15-minute workouts. Did we miss any of your favorites? Send us links in the comments below!

And for more routines that are short and sweet, check out our 15-Minute Workouts board on Pinterest!