You want to be as healthy as possible for the people you care about the most, as well as for yourself. You’re eating healthily, getting rid of bad habits, and even having your dreaded yearly physical.
However, when it comes to improving your general fitness, you don’t appear to go much farther than good intentions. If this describes you, you are not alone. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 67 percent of gym subscriptions go unused.
Setting a goal is the first step in getting in shape. But keep in mind that this is just the beginning. The next stage is to develop that objective into a strategy, and then to put that plan into action while eliminating excuses to miss the gym.
What will it take to ultimately break through and make your fitness goals a reality? So, here are three easy techniques to finally stick to your workout regimen.
Set The Proper Aim.
As previously said, the first stage is to establish a fitness objective. Setting an overly ambitious objective straight away, on the other hand, may prevent you from getting your fitness program off to a good start. Make sure the objectives you’re establishing are appropriate for you. To assist you, consider the following questions:
What exactly do I want to accomplish? Is it more powerful arms? Do you want to go down a dress or pant size? Increased stamina? The more explicit your aim, the easier it will be to follow a strategy that will generate the desired outcomes.
Can I quantify my success? Set a measurable objective, whether it’s running a 5K, executing a pull-up, or knocking out a set of 10-15 pushups. This will leave little opportunity for debate regarding whether or not you have met your objective. Then, build on that achievement to achieve even more.
Is this a goal that I can achieve? Goals are only possible if they are realistic for you, whether your college buddy shed 50 pounds or your father mastered the crow position in one yoga session. It’s simple to make comparisons in the fitness industry. However, in order to set yourself up for success, you should select a goal that matches where you are at the start of your fitness journey. Keep in mind that Rome was not built in a day!
Hold Yourself Responsible.
How? To begin, how about asking someone to join you on your fitness journey? It it be a friend, spouse, or coworker — whomever it is, inviting someone who can push you to achieve the objectives you set for yourself may just help you put one foot in front of the other. What may be even more beneficial is a check-in with someone outside of your social network — someone who may feel “more official” and give you a boost to make consistent progress. Consider joining a social media accountability group or taking part in a challenge at a local gym or fitness facility. This will keep you driven to complete your objective long after the first rush has gone off.
Eat Your Frog First.
It’s been stated that Mark Twain once remarked, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Doesn’t that sound a little daring? But, whether it comes to work, errands, or household tasks, have you ever put off the most time-consuming duty (the frog) until the end of the day, or perhaps the following day? To prevent getting into this tendency in your fitness program, consider scheduling your workout time (particularly if you perceive it as a “frog”) before anything else. The sooner you finish it, the sooner you may go on to your next task – perhaps with greater vigor.
The next time you look at friends, family members, or fitness experts on social media, realize that the only difference between you and them is their head start. You’ll no longer feel the need to wish you could get there after you’ve established your own schedule that works for you. You’ll be well on your way. And just think of how many fitness goals you’ll be able to achieve after you’ve completed your first.
It’s not always easy to get through the day and find the motivation to go the gym or watch a training video. However, with the appropriate aim, the right cheerleading, and the correct priorities, adhering to and completing your overall fitness goals becomes much more realistic.