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Five Ways to Stay on Track with your Fitness Goals

Posted on 12 November 2018 by admin (0)

Anyone who has ever committed themselves to a fitness regime will tell you it’s one of the things that are easier said than done. With daily responsibilities at work, home chores, and unforeseen circumstances, it always seems as though there’s never enough time to include an exercise routine in your daily program. One thing you must realize is that without your full commitment and efforts, it’s not possible to achieve your personal fitness goals. A half-hearted effort and commitment won’t get anything done.

You’re reading this because you want to see tangible results from your fitness program, don’t you? It doesn’t have to feel like an illusion game anymore. Here are ways you can stay on track with your fitness goals:

Set Realistic Standards for Yourself

Having Unrealistic standards for yourself will not only result in demotivation but cause you to lose sight of your fitness goals. You can’t expect maximum results with minimum effort. Whatever effort you put in your fitness routine is directly proportional to the results you see. Everything starts with setting realistic fitness goals. Your goals must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-based.

Don’t Treat Exercise as an Isolated Task but integrate it into your Daily Life

It’s important that you keep your muscles engaged by integrating working out and exercise into your everyday life. Treating exercise as an isolated task is likely to make your fitness program feel boring. View it as an integral part of your daily life. Sticking to the same activities can also result in boredom which is why you need to introduce variety and make sure you’re mixing together different workouts.

Keep a Fitness Journal

When you establish a plan, it becomes easier to stick to your fitness program and routine than without one. While journaling might not even come to mind whenever fitness and exercising are mentioned, it’s for sure that recording your progress will help you develop your routine and see it as an essential part of your lifestyle. You’ll be able to keep each day productive, change your approach to exercise, and reflect on how far you’ve come.

Keep yourself Accountable by Getting Social

Whether you enlist the help of a friend or pay a personal trainer, it’s a lot harder to skip your sessions or back out your fitness program when you’re accountable to someone else. Remember you have goals to achieve and you don’t want to let yourself down. The point is to involve others so you can stay motivated and accountable.

Reward Yourself

The moment you make the decision to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a fitness routine, you’re in it for a long haul. This isn’t just any other short-term commitment you’re trying to make. Ever realized every store in your neighborhood has a rewards program? Why? They aim at having returning customers. You also want to create a rewards program for yourself. Whenever you meet a specific fitness goal you’d set be sure to reward yourself. It’s recommended not to choose food-related rewards. Go for rewards such as a new outfit, a massage, a movie etc.