5 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED TO REACH YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS
Sometimes LIFE can get in the way of our health and fitness goals. In order to stay on track and be accountable having a support system and a plan to take action is critical. Listed are our top five ways to stay motivated in order to stay on track and be driven to reach your nutrition and fitness goals.
1. Find Out Why.
Why do you want to reach this goal? What is the purpose of reaching this goal? How will you feel once you meet this goal? Figuring out your WHY will help clear your mind and focus on the outcome if you do take action. It takes dedication in order to continue with a nutrition and fitness journey so once you find your “WHY” it will give you motivation to continue. Even when life gets busy or you get tired, your goals will still stay on the top of your to-do list.
2. Support System.
If you have people surrounding you that not only support and encourage you, but also hold you accountable this will help you stay motivated. There are tons of FREE online communities that you can join that can help start your fitness journey. Results will be higher with a workout or accountability partner and it can really mean the difference between success and failure.
3. Have a Plan.
“Failing to plan is planning to fail” Planning is a crucial for success not only to continue and reach your health and fitness goals, but if you want to accomplish anything in life. Once you write down the step by step actions to take daily it will give you an insight on what you have to do in order to reach the end result.
4. Redefine Success.
The scale is not the best measurement of success. Monitor your results through progress photos and your energy levels. The scale cannot differentiate between gaining muscle and losing fat. Don’t forget to reflect upon what you want to accomplish. If you want to run around the park and not be winded than accomplishing this is a great way to define success.
You cannot expect to see results overnight, however if you take everyday as a new opportunity to improve, you will find purpose for each meal you eat and every workout you complete. The key is consistency over time so if you focus on getting 1% better each day and never give up you will see results in the long run. Even if you have had one bad weekend of eating or a small setback it is OK. There is no need to feel guilt or shame if you get off track. Acknowledge what happened and choose to get back on the right track. Stay in the present for today is a new beginning and your decisions of today determine your future.
All of my tips can be applied to everyday life. We hope that they encourage you to stay on track and get better each day.