We asked fitness influencers for their New Year’s resolutions and where they find motivation when they feel like giving up. Over the next few weeks, we’re sharing a few of their answers.

This is the time when we start mulling over what we want to accomplish in the New Year. Whether it’s a fitness-related resolution (run a marathon, get a six-pack), or another life goal (get a new job, learn a new language), setting goals is a great way to push ourselves to be better. But oftentimes, we run out of steam soon after we start.

We asked a few fitness influencers to share their 2018 resolutions, and some tips for the moments when motivation is lacking or they feel like quitting.

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Nikki Sharp
Instagram: @nikkisharp
2018 resolution: I’m all about making an impact in the work that I do. I’m shifting my focus from my brand being all about me and instead making it about really sharing charities, organizations and brands that I love that are giving back. I want to look back at the end of the year and know that I used my influence to help people become better people, through health and fitness, as well as by sharing organizations where they can donate or volunteer. I personally am on a mission to give back as much as I can in 2018 and this is one of those ways!
What do you say to yourself when you feel like quitting, or lack motivation? I always take a look at WHY I’m feeling that way. Typically it’s because I haven’t been eating well or been slacking on exercise. Or I feel I’ve lost my purpose. So I will do my gratitude log, go to a fitness class and make sure to have a juice or smoothie that day. That way I’m hitting my mind, body and soul, which brings me back to where I want to be.

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Jared Atkins
Instagram: @Mr_ Barfreakz
2018 resolution: To be more efficient at making the most out of every day!
What do you say to yourself when you feel like quitting, or lack motivation? When this happens to me it is normally because I am dwelling on something negative. So I think of the positive things that have come from me being consistent with my workouts.

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2018 resolution: I want to have a focus on two areas of my life—to make more health-conscious choices and to be more forgiving and kinder to myself when it comes to finding a better balance. Essentially, I want to be good to my mind, body and soul.
What do you say to yourself when you feel like quitting, or lack motivation? I tell myself, “This is what it will look like once I reach the other side and reach this goal.” I think visualization is an incredibly powerful tool and I try to remind myself that I’ll never know what the other side looks like, if I quit now!

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