Hello, Guys and Gals. Eating healthy and having a consistent workout routine can be very challenging. It takes a lot of commitment and willingness to want to not only look good but feel good. So let’s talk about the 2 big words: Commitment and Willingness. How do you stay committed to work out routinely and maintain a healthy diet? How do you mustard up the willingness to go work out even when you don’t want to and not give into fast food because it’s convenient? Here are 6 easy steps to reach your fitness goals.
1.Set Realistic Goals
Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and heard a fitness trainer on the TV saying that you can lose 30 pounds in 10 days by taking or doing whatever he was selling? Then you think “Dang, I need this in my life right NOW”. Right before you pick up your phone to call the number on the bottom of your TV screen, you think ” this can’t be safe or real.” Guess what! It’s not! Pounds doesn’t just melt off of you, however by setting goals you will see a difference in the way you look and feel. Set easy short term goals first and once you met those, then set realistic long term goals. By doing this, you are more likely to keep up your fitness routine.
2.Share Your Goals with a Friend
Having someone to hold you accountable can make it easier for you to reach your fitness goals. Working out with a partner and sharing your fitness journey can keep you committed to your fitness goals and motivate you so you won’t give up.
3.Keep a Food Journal
Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Therefore it is very important to keep track of what you eat. Write down everything that goes in your mouth. This will let you know what you need to eat more of and cut back on.
4.Create a Workout Schedule
A workout schedule is very important when trying to reach fitness goals. Start off by working 3 times a week. Once you become more willing to work out, add more days. Your workout schedule should consist of focusing on different muscle groups every day and having fun. This will keep your body from plateauing and you becoming bored with exercising.
5.Identify Your Triggers
Do you avoid going to workout when you’re stressed? Do you tend to eat fast food when don’t feel like cooking or because it’s quick? These are triggers that you have to overcome to reach your fitness goals. This is when those 2 big words come into play again: Commit to your goals and find the willingness to want to reach them.
Your fitness goals are whatever you make them. Having a fitness journal is a great tool to keep you on track. When you get to the point where you want to give up because you are not seeing the results you think you should just keep being consistent. You will reach your goals, You Got This!