Every year, Millions of people dash to the gym on January 2 in hopes of making a fresh start and fulfilling a New Years fitness goal. The truth is that most of these people will fail at their resolutions, giving up after only a month. Change is never easy, but with simple goal planning, you’ll have no more room for excuses. Change starts with your commitment to yourself!
Here are a few tips to help you keep moving forward;
1.) Choose an attainable goal. Start with something realistic. For example; starting a consistent gym routine 3 days a week, or lose 5 pounds by the end of the month. Let’s face it, we can’t all attain the body of a female model, so there is no reason to create that kind of goal for ourselves.
2.) Write your ideas down. Yes, keep a journal. Write out your goals, and make sure that you note your progress. When you take time to really write out what you want, the more it will solidify in your mind. Also keep a training journal to record what you do in the gym each and every time you are there. Or use one of the workout cards that we offer here at Fit For Her.
3.) Get a training buddy. Do you know someone else who is in a fitness rut? Give them a call! Working out with a partner can be a very productive, motivating way to reach your goals. Plus, you are more accountable on those days that you might not feel like going to the gym.
4.) Hire a Professional. If you feel that you have done everything you can on your own, and still aren’t seeing results, consult a personal trainer or dietitian. Sometimes just doing the things that we know or have worked on in the past are not enough. A personal trainer or dietitian may have new ideas and tips that could make a life-changing difference to get you out of your slump.
5.) Never give up. Stay positive. It may take some time to attain your goal, and there will be a few bumps in the road. Change takes patience. No results are immediate. It will take 6-12 weeks to start seeing results.
5.) Join a Boot Camp. A group setting can be very motivating and fun! Try out your local Boot Camp. Most Boot Camps offer free sessions to first time clients.
This year, break the mold by following through with your New Year fitness resolutions! With a little motivation, you can achieve anything.
Committed to Your Health,
Nikol Klein, Certified Personal Trainer / Nutritionist