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
Fitness Editor

Matt is T3's Fitness Editor and covers everything from smart fitness tech to running and workout shoes, home gym equipment, exercise how-tos, nutrition, cycling, and more. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar (opens in new tab) and Fit&Well (opens in new tab), and he collaborated with other content creators in the past, such as Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab). When he isn't working out, he loves roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment, including microphones, cameras and more.