When a new year begins, there’s always a temptation to make a few changes to your lifestyle. You wonder how much money you could save by cutting down on frivolous spending, whether you could take up a new hobby or get in shape.

Embarking on a new fitness programme is something many people think about every time January comes around, but very few actually do it.

Getting into shape for 2013 might seem like hard work, but with a little bit of planning and dedication, you could shed those unwanted pounds in next to no time. Here are a few tips to help you achieve your goals:

Healthy Goals

Fitness Chart

Create a fitness chart where, week by week, you can write down how much weight you’ve lost, what you’ve eaten and how much exercise you’ve done. This can help you to keep track of your progress in getting fit.

Gym

Join a gym. This is great if you want to try and exercise without having to run outside in rain or snow, plus you have a range of apparatus to work with including rowing machines, weights, dumbbells and exercise bikes.

Eat Healthy

Eat healthy foods. A diet containing fresh fruit, vegetables, pulses like beans and lentils and a limited amount of carbohydrates and without sugary, fatty foods can help to boost your health and make it easier for you to lose weight.

Exercise

Exercise regularly. This is the most important part of keeping fit, but you might wonder what it would entail. This website on workout tips shows what you can do to try and burn those calories.

Aside from being able to squeeze back into those clothes that don’t fit, becoming healthier will mean you’re less likely to need medical attention, this is a good job according to medicalsolicitors.co.uk as accident and emergency waiting times are increasing due to cutbacks ( article can be found here ) all the more reason to stay healthy !!