Great ways to reach your fitness goals.
Is it your New Year’s resolution to shed the pounds and get fit, but are you a bit concerned about reaching your fitness goal? If so, don’t worry, help is at hand – there are lots of great ways to reach your fitness goal. A lot of people who keep fit on a regular basis and want to help others to so, keep a fitness blog. This could be a great way for you to note the exercise you have been doing, and for you to be able to see the progress you have made over the weeks. The written information along with the physical changes you’ll be undergoing, will all work towards keeping you encouraged and motivated.
Another good start to reaching your fitness goal, would be to have specific goals in mind, so that you know exactly where you are heading. Setting out on any challenge or project without knowing what you will achieve will be confusing to anyone, having a clear outcome in mind – you’ll know when you have reached that goal and whether you want to go on further or not. Also, have a plan of when you will do certain exercises, maybe jot down on a calender when you will go to the gym and when you will go running, the structure will keep it habitual and the variety will keep your exercising from becoming boring.
Health and Wellbeing say: “Think about how you would like to look and replay this over and over in your mind.” A visual form of keeping a photograph of yourself on the fridge door of when you were at a more desired level of fitness. They also say that staying calm is very important, don’t worry about the time it is taking to get fit, because stress can lead to unwanted food and/or alcohol binges.
Every Move think that as well as being motivated and excited about a new fitness regime and sticking to reaching your goals, it is also important to take baby steps when starting out: “Allow yourself to start slowly – particularly if you haven’t been active in some time. You’ll be far less likely to become overwhelmed and discouraged.” Similar to the idea of a fitness blog, they also say that making your goals public, which will then spur on support from family and friends, making you feel that you’re not alone.
If exercise isn’t your first choice of how to spend your time, make the the process of getting fit a lot more fun and for the extra moral support, by taking along a friend who also has fitness goals in mind, will really help. As well as getting fit, you’ll also have the opportunity to keep in touch and be sociable with your friends. If you don’t have a friend who is available due to other commitments, you might want to try group exercise out for the company and not feeling alone. Other alternatives would be the swimming pool or the gym, places which are usually offer a great exercise experience, with the right music tempo, equipment and advice/help if you need it.
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