Staying motivated with a fitness program is often easier said than done. Have you ever felt like your own worst enemy?
I like to think of fitness as a way of life. It’s become a habit and something I incorporate into my life. Here’s what I mean. When you get in your car, do you think about putting your seatbelt on? It’s likely such a habit you do it without thinking about it!
That’s how your fitness should be. You just do it.
The most important thing is to get into a healthy living mindset, which makes it easier to stay committed to your fitness goals.
Think about what you really want in your life. How do you want to look and feel? What will you be able to do that you can’t do now? Fit into smaller clothes? Play with your kids without getting breathless?
Here are your tips to stay committed to your fitness goals:
- Write down your goals. And then post them in a place where you will see them each day. This little reminder will help you stay focused on your fitness goals. Make sure you write down your goals as well as the reason you are setting them in the first place. Remind yourself every day of what you want your life to be like. You can make it happen!
- Schedule your day. Incorporate your fitness into your schedule each day. We all have challenges in our life that can mess up our schedules. Have a plan in place on how to deal with a situation that interrupts your planned schedule. If you planned to exercise after work but something important comes up with a family member, you may have to reschedule your workout or just cope with missing that one without getting too upset. Remember, if you have to miss a workout for any reason, just pick up where you left off. I like to do my fitness program early in the morning before the day gets started so there are no interruptions.
- Keep a journal. Keeping track of what you eat and your fitness can help you stay committed to your fitness goals. Look at your journal from the day and ask yourself if you did your best to achieve your goal. Be honest! If you didn’t, make an even greater effort to do better tomorrow. But, don’t use that as a means to procrastination. Get it done!