5 Hands On Ways To Stick With Your Fitness Goals

5 Hands On Ways To Stick With Your Fitness Goals

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Sticking to your fitness goals can be challenging, but it is also very rewarding. Learning to be healthy takes time and dedication to your fitness goals. Sticking with those goals also takes time and patience to perfect.

Don’t be discouraged if you stumble every now and then, the most important part is that you get back up and try again.

Here are some tips to help you stick
with your fitness goals.

Commitment

Make
fitness more than a goal, make it a lifestyle. The more committed you are to
your fitness goals the more likely you will be to stick with them.

·        
Tell
others about your decision to be healthy. When we make public our intent to be
fit and healthy we also make that commitment more real in our minds. Every so
often it is good to reaffirm your commitment to being healthy and fit.

  • Teach others what you have learned about fitness. By
    teaching others you will gain a unique perspective on how fitness works.

  • Write it down. Write down your commitment to yourself
    and the specific goals that you want to reach.

Switch It Up

Your
exercise routine should not become boring. Once your workout becomes boring it
won’t be long before you stop doing it. Try new things, and keep it fresh and
exciting.

·        
Take A Class: Instead of doing your same old workout
try taking a class. There are so many different classes and teachers, each with
their own unique approach to helping you meet your fitness goals. Classes can
be really fun, especially when there is an energetic and highly motivating
teacher.

Also, classes are great places to meet other fitness conscious people, and when
you have people with a fitness mindset in your life you are more likely to
stick with your fitness goals.

Class choices are plentiful and include: aerobics, cycling, Kettlebell,
CrossFit, ViPR, Bosu, ballet barre, boot camp, Pilates, Tai Chi, QiGong, Zumba,
Doonya, and kickboxing, just to name a few.

  • Hire
    A Personal Trainer:
    They are experts at motivating people to workout. They
    will also give you fresh ideas for your workout and can guide you to take
    your fitness to the next level and that can be motivating in in of itself.

    The other critical benefit of getting a trainer is that it gives you
    someone to answer to, it’s much harder to skip a workout when you have an
    appointment with a trainer.

Start Small And Set Specific Goals

When
choosing your fitness goals you should pick a goal that is easy to stick with.
Start with small goals and work your way up to the bigger and longer goals.
Don’t set a goal that will be too hard to manage. Anything we make hard we will
stop doing, make your goals fun and easy.

Goals
should be categorized as short and long term, and specific action steps should
be included as to how you will reach each of the goals.

Take each goal one step at a time. Break each goal up into
steps that are easy to implement. Even a hard goal can be made easier if you
break it up.

Starting with smaller goals will help you to build momentum.
Each goal that you complete will empower you to start working on the more challenging
ones.

Motivation

Motivation
is the key element to sticking with your fitness goals. It is the driving force
that pushes you to succeed and to keep with it. Here are some tips to keep
motivated.

·        
Remember
why you made a fitness goal in the first place! Keep connected with the reasons
you started in the first place, when you stumble, use those reasons to motivate
yourself.

  • Reward yourself!! When you do good and push through a
    hard workout remember to reward yourself. If you workout all the time without
    noticing and acknowledging the payoffs and rewards it will be much harder
    to stick with your goals. A reward will help you to remember how
    gratifying all the hard work can be.

Momentum

Motivation
is the driving force, but momentum is what makes the whole process easier. When
we have momentum on our side, nothing can stop us. It’s only when we lose that
momentum that it becomes hard to stick to our goals.

·        
Don’t
take long breaks or to many breaks between your workouts, this will cause you
to lose focus and momentum. When you feel that momentum, keep it going.

  • Don’t think about it, just do it. Many people tend to
    over think and wonder if they should workout or complete a step on their
    goals action list and this causes them to talk themselves out of doing those
    things.

Motivation
and momentum are critical to sticking with your fitness goals. Use your
commitment to strengthen your resolve and take each goal one step at a time.
Make your workouts fun, exciting and different. Most of all, don’t forget to
reward yourself!   

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Rod Stone
Author,
Publisher and Supplier of Healthy Living information and products to improve
your life.

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