Yes, we know that everyone looks at the beginning of a new year as a clean slate – one that can help them start fresh. Of course, improving oneself is always an excellent idea. But why do so many people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolutions?
One of the reasons is that people tend to aim to high. Nobody can jump from the bottom of the stairs to the top! Goals should be feasible, or else it can be frustrating for you when you feel like you’re not getting close to what you want to achieve.
Another reason is that many have too “generalized’ resolutions. “I’ll lose weight this year.” “I’ll get a promotion.” “I’ll get rich.” While all these are good, it’s better to have more specific ones.
In this post, we want to help you build your resolutions, focusing on one of your greatest passions – biking. Here are some great ideas:
Improve Your Biking Skills by Riding with People who Ride Better Than You
While there’s nothing wrong with riding with friends who are new to biking, it will be beneficial for you to go with people who have more advanced skills. By doing so, you’ll get to observe how they ride, and perhaps you’ll notice a few techniques or tricks they’re doing that you aren’t. Most probably, those seasoned cyclists will be more than willing to give you some helpful tips, too!
Create a Training Plan and Stick to It
You don’t need to go to the gym to actually have a training plan. If you’re preparing for something big this coming year or the next, then it is important that you have a solid training plan, even if it’s just for your everyday riding and other exercise routines that you should follow. Ask pro cyclists and enthusiasts like the people from Fort Myers Cyclery for tips!
Find a Big Challenge to Look Forward to
To keep yourself motivated throughout the year, why not set a huge challenge for you to complete before 2018 ends? This could be joining your first race, riding through a few cities, across the country, or taking your bike with you and trying the trails in other countries! With such a goal to look forward to will make you ride harder and keep you disciplined.
Take a Picture Every Time You Ride
Okay. We don’t mean you should aim for “Instagram-worthy” photos. Don’t take pictures to impress others. Instead, take some shots to document your cycling journey. It will be nice to look back and see the places you’ve been to at the end of the year to remind you where your bike has taken you.
We hope 2018 will be an exciting and fruitful biking year for you! Happy New Year from Fort Myers Cyclery!