When it comes to fitness, discipline is key to accomplishing your body goals. Nobody said it was going to be a piece of cake and that’s why not everyone makes it to the finish line. It is easy to talk yourself into hitting the gym and keeping up with your diet just like it’s easy talking yourself into quiting. I believe there is a way we all can make it to the finish line, with the will to work, positivity and a few hacks, you will be able to keep up with your fitness routine and here are some tricks you can use :
Set realistic targets
Set goal that you will be able to achieve according to the amount of time you have given yourself. This is very important because you will be able to work at your own pace and chances of you ditching at the yellow light are very minimal. When you set a goal that is way above your limit, chances are you will quit when you don’t see the results or when it gets too difficult and that is discouraging.
Take one step at a time
Don’t start with intense exercise, figure out what is suitable for you, then progress slowly. When you do too much at such an early stage, chances are you will get sore, get injuries, and then the will to keep pushing starts fading and then you find an easy way out by talking yourself into quiting. Alway remember baby steps are super important in your fitness journey.
Do it because it benefits you
One of the most important fitness rule. Don’t do it for your partner or because you want to look like your friends or those Instagram models, this is your life and for you to get to the finish line you have to fall in love with yourself and everything that you do because if you’re searching for that one person that will change your life for the better, take a look at the mirror.
Surround yourself with the right group of people
Like I said the journey will get tougher and tougher as you go and having a supporting partner, friend or family that will stick with you througt the journey, motivate you, pick you up when you feel like moving on. The circle must not be too big, just the support one who Will be there for you, a workout partner is even better plus you can also do yourself a favor by cutting of the toxic ones, you’ll thank me later.
4. Mash it up
Monotony gets boring after some time so it is advisable to switch it up a little bit, take a break from lifting the weights and try yoga, this will help in keeping things interesting and also exercise different muscles . Also, switch between machines and free weights while training strength. You do not have to do this process every week, but you want to switch it around a bit.
Work with the clock
Create time for yourself, set a target at least work out twice a day, 30 minutes for every session. Clearly unnecessary schedules for workouts and health check ups. Set a six month challenge and do everything in your power to abide by it no matter how crazy your day gets get crazier for the sake of your fitness goal but always remember to take break and let loose a little bit, at least one a week.
Celebrate small wins
If you’ve lost even 1 kg in a week, take time to appreciate what you have accomplished so far and don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty, it doesn’t work like that. It will take weeks or even months before you start seeing changes.
Make it your day to day activity
Working out should among your top list priorities, like eating or taking a shower. That is how you should treat your workout routine. Normalize it and you will find it easy balancing between your daily schedule and fitness routine.
11. Trace every step
Let a weighing scale be your friend, Keep a health diary or use an app to keep track of your your progress that way, you will be able to adjust as you shift from one exercise to another.