Exercise is something we’ve all tried at some point, and we’re all familiar with how difficult it is to really dedicate ourselves to a regular routine and accomplish our goals. If you’re someone struggling to keep up with their exercise or want to get back into fitness, then we have a few tips for accomplishing your fitness goals that will provide you with some guidance and support.
Focus on One Goal at a Time
The most common mistake newcomers to fitness make is that they don’t set smaller goals in between your start point and your end goal—whether that goal be to build muscle or to lose weight. By focusing only on your end goal or trying to tackle multiple smaller goals at once, you’ll quickly become overwhelmed and become discouraged. Set smaller goals and focus on them one at a time, so that the exercise feels more reasonable. You’ll be able to celebrate smaller victories as you make progress towards your end goal.
Keep a Workout Journal
One of the best tips for accomplishing your fitness goals is to keep a workout journal to record your progress. By keeping a log of your progress, you’ll have an easier time keeping yourself accountable and ensuring you’re on track for completing your goals and completing the routines, as you promised yourself you would. These journals are also a good way to see your good days and bad days, so you can account for what factors either encouraged or discouraged you—a useful tool in helping you replicate your good days so that you’re always at your best.
Find Your Motivation
Your desire to work out is a good place to start, but it’s not a sustainable source of motivation. The best way to keep up your motivation is to find ways to make exercise more enjoyable or to reward yourself. For instance, creating a music playlist for when you work out will impact your mood, as fast-paced and energetic music will, in turn, energize you and push you onwards. Whenever you reach one of your goals, give yourself a reward. This could be your favorite meal on a cheat day or buying a new piece of equipment that you’ve been eyeing. These rewards will make exercise feel worth it until you finally hit your end goal.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon