My 3 new year's resolutions are a weird mix of fitness, fortitude and fun

Learning the handstand, running 100 miles across a frozen lake and completing a marathon in Jamaica – can't wait for 2023 to begin!

Left: Person running across a frozen lake in Mongolia, Right: muscular young man doing the handstand
(Image credit: Rat Race/Pexels)

Last year, I said I wouldn't have a new year's resolution, and in hindsight, it was the best decision I've ever made, as 2022 was one crazy year. And although I agree with not chasing new goals every year and focusing on bettering your skills at things you started 12 months ago, I have a few sort-of resolutions for 2023 to look forward to, including marathons, ultramarathons, and mastering one of the trickiest bodyweight exercises.

Why three plans only, and why these? It's best not to have too many goals for one year, as it might be too distracting. On the other hand, one might put too much pressure on you; what if I fail? What am I going to tell people? With three goals, even if one doesn't come to fruition, I still have two other resolutions to focus on and complete. I'm not saying this is the best way to set new year's resolutions, but I found this to be a pretty foolproof approach.

Whatever your goals might be in 2023, remember to keep at it and don't give up after a couple of weeks. If you can make it past Quitter's Day – the second Friday in January when most people give up their resolutions – chances are, you'll be able to achieve some of the goals you set for the new year. If those goals are to get fit or to lose belly fat, I have a couple of guides for you to look at: get fit for 2023 and how to lose belly fat. Upward and onward, people!

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.