You set your New Years Resolution on National Commitment Day (Jan 1st) and have all of the tools in place. Your plan includes low calorie meals, a work out routine and achievable goals to get your body where you want it to be before Spring Break, a vacation or other noteworthy event.
If you are lucky, your friends will join you in this endeavor because exercise programs that foster a sense of social belonging (in addition to motivation and efficacy) may be helpful for successful adherence to an exercise program according to the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research in November 2017.
How do you bring it all together? Try the Map My Run app at http://www.mapmyrun.com/ and add your friends so they can see your workouts, create challenges, comment and cheer you on. If you are “super into it,” synch your Map My Run app with the My Fitness Pal app and your exercise and food intake can all be linked. One of the top features for competitive personalities is to see your personal ranking among various bicycling, walking or running trails. Good luck with your 2018 fitness goals and remember to take care of your body because it is the only place you have to live!