Getting in shape is not easy, making the first step to a healthier you is going to take time and effort. Many of us begin a fitness and diet regime but within a few weeks have returned to old habits.
So how do you stick to your fitness goals and achieve them?
1. Be Consistent
You are what you do consistently, remember that every workout counts and every piece of food you eat counts.
2. Be effective
The thing that’s worse than not being consistent, is being ‘ineffective’ during your workouts. Showing up but not putting in the work is the biggest motivation killer.
3. Set Realistic Goals
One of the biggest ways to demotivate yourself and lose sight of your fitness goals is by setting unrealistic standards. For example, it could be expecting to see a noticeable difference in one week or by setting yourself to go to the gym two times a day, 7 days a week if you haven’t set foot in a gym for two years. You need to be realistic with your fitness goals and ensure that you can actually achieve them to maintain motivation.
4. Bring a Friend
A training partner can be very helpful but make sure your training partner is someone who is either on the same level as your or better and has the right attitude towards fitness.
5. Watch the time
Be effective in the gym, try not to get distracted and complete your workout in the time frame you need. I recommend that a workout should last between 45 to 75 minutes.
6. Get a Pro
Getting a professional onboard can be a massive timesaver and take the guesswork out of it and someone to hold you accountable. Take a look at my 12-Week Transformation program where I offer everything for a fraction of the cost of a personal trainer.
7. Get Inspired
Watch Youtube videos, read magazines, surround yourself with successful people. Start practicing visualization techniques and begin to imagine where you can be in 6 months or a year from now.
8. Be Patient
Remember that getting results slowly is the best way. Many people go on a crazy diet and drop a lot of weight but will put it right back on because it’s too big of a shock. When you progress slowly, your body adapts much better and you are much more likely to maintain the changes.