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Use these tips to help you achieve your goals, whether you’re improving your fitness routine, forgetting your solution altogether, or are somewhere in between.
Weight loss and Fitness goals contain a variety of considerations. Take a look at what you are eating and make sure you approach your intake with variety and moderation. Make sure you are drinking enough water every day. Find ways to enjoy moving your body and getting your heart rate up to a target range. And silence. Make sure you are resting during the day (also known as deliberate downtime) and getting enough sleep disturbance at night.
Look at the past few months. Are you where you thought you were on your weight loss journey? Where do you see great progress? What was the hardest aspect of your fitness goals? Use these tips to help meet your weight loss goals.
Attitude is everything. If you are on the right track to achieve your goals, a positive attitude multiplies the great sense of achievement. The same is true if you are not on the right track or fail to achieve your goals. A negative outlook can lead to a downward spiral resulting in a lack of motivation and goals thrown aside.
Do some research and write some key phrases that you can use as a mantra. You can choose to use just one mantra during your weight loss journey. Or, you can just have a few mantras that are more focused on motivating you to start, staying stamina to finish, or remembering your incremental goals. Keep the mantra short, sweet, and simple because you want to remember it and evoke a positive attitude in you to move on.
Do you remember when you outlined your plan a few months ago? They wanted to include daily activities and incremental goals. Every day, every decision is important. Every bite. Every step. Every sip. Every thought. Even when they’re small, they work together to achieve great results. Make a decision to stick with your plan and achieve what you set out to do each day. You will not regret it.
Get your planner or google calendar and create a daily plan to help you achieve your goals. Make sure to plan rest days, as these are just as important as the most strenuous exercise. Do morning workouts fit your schedule well, or do you need more time to wake up? Do you have workouts in the evening or do you lack the energy to go to the gym? It’s okay to make schedule adjustments to ensure consistent steps towards your goal. You can also grab a friend to be responsible for your weight loss activities and goals.
This implies not expecting perfection. Your doctor or personal trainer may have helped you set realistic weight loss goals. It is important to set and strive for goals that are truly achievable for you, your fitness, your body type, and your weight loss. Just as your goals must be realistic, so must your expectations of yourself stick to your plan. Nobody is perfect. If you miss a day, get up the next day more motivated to carry out that day’s plan, or swap a rest day to make up for the week.
While your goals might have been a bit lofty, don’t be too quick to throw them away. Be flexible to adjust your goals or change your routine to meet your overall goals.
Now how about celebrating even the smallest progress? Victories, big and small, deserve to be noticed and celebrated. It helps to stay motivated when you pause for a moment and see your progress. You work hard to achieve your goals and it can be exciting to see your progress along the way.
Be careful when partying. Enjoying a sundae of hot fudge after each workout can ruin the progress of the workout. Though you might want to consider an evening with friends to celebrate several pounds of weight loss.
Enjoy your weight loss journey and the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. You will feel better. You will have a more positive outlook on life. Your mind will be clearer. Your clothes will fit better or you may need to go shopping. You will have more energy. You may even see a reversal in health challenges. Go ahead and stick to your weight loss resolution.
Let us know in the comments how you are doing with your New Years resolution!