Have you started an exercise program and all of sudden stopped? Wondering what went wrong and why did you stop? Could it be you weren’t motivated, lack of time or energy; perhaps all the above. Well, I have some tips to help you stick to your exercise program or get back on track.
Treat yourself to something nice for your accomplishment but don’t have the reward be too counterproductive to what your overall goals are. Perhaps you could treat yourself to a movie, new fitness gear, or a slice of pizza. Yes, I said a slice of pizza but only if you’re disciplined enough to get right back on track and not get carried away. You want to be wise with what treat you chose. If you have a problem with your eating habits, avoid food as a treat for now.
Keep It Simple
Don’t make your fitness regimen and exercises so complex that you become confused and frustrated due to believing all the hype that some fitness magazines promote and fitness personalities tell you. More is not always better, it could possibly lead to an injury. Besides, they may not be telling you everything they have done to get their results. Thie fitness industry is very superficial and doesn’t always have your best interest in mind.
Keep a Journal
Track your progression so that you can see what’s working and what’s not working, therefore you can make adjustments as needed. Nothing is more discouraging than doing all of that work and making no progress.
Have a Training Partner
Have a training partner that has similar goals and that’s strong in areas where you are weak. You basically want someone that will compliment you. They can give you a boost and hold you accountable when you need it. I had a few and I was very selective about it. I didn’t need anyone slowing me up.
Hire a Personal Trainer
Hire a personal trainer or fitness coach to assist you. People such as myself make a living helping people to reach their fitness goals and are knowledgeable in fitness. You’re already on my website now reading this article, contact me for a free consultation.
All in all, you can use a combination of the above; whatever it takes for you to be consistent making exercise part of your everyday life.
Be Healthy, Be Balanced, Be You