Here we are already in the second month of 2016. Did you set yourself some New Year’s resolutions? Promise yourself you’d get fitter? As most of us find out very quickly, getting fit and staying fit isn’t as easy as it sounds. However, there are lot of steps you can take to help yourself stick to those 2016 fitness goals.
- Get A Professional To Help You
It may sound a little over the top for some people, but getting an actual personal trainer could be the key to staying on track. Personal trainers aren’t just for celebrities anymore – there are plenty of trainers out there just waiting to help you! You should look for a reputable, properly qualified trainer, like those at Cutting Edge Performance Centre. They’re the ones who will assess you and your needs and customise a regime that’s just right for you –and they’ll push you to be your best as well!
- Make Realistic Goals
Whether you have a trainer or do it yourself, you should set goals that are realistic. If they’re not, you’ll risk making it absolutely impossible to stick to your goals and get to your ideal self. Make sure you set targets that are suitable for someone your age and current fitness level. We’re all physically different, so you can’t expect to do certain things that others might be able to do. When it comes to fitness, there’s often no right or wrong answer.
- Use What Motivates You
Everyone needs motivation to do a certain task, and everyone is motivated by different things. For you, it might be the thought that you’ll be able to keep up with your kids when they play. Or perhaps you want to fit into clothes you were able to wear years ago. Maybe you want to lessen the chance of a stroke or keep heart disease at bay. As long as you’re motivated, you’ll want to keep it up.
- Take Time To Realise What’s Best For You
All of us, whether we’re novices or experts, will slip up at some point or other. We can’t all be expected to get everything right all the time. You may find that you enjoy some exercises but find others boring or too difficult. Try out different exercises, on different equipment, and go with the ones you enjoy or benefit from the most. If you get injured, take time to recover – you won’t help yourself by rushing back into your workout.
- Have A Workout Buddy
It can be beneficial to have a friend to exercise with. Ideally, your workout partner should also be looking to get fit. This way, you’ll both be able to encourage each other as you try and accomplish similar goals. When you exercise on your own, it’s much easier to give up – but when there’s someone else there, you’ll have the added competitive aspect. We all want to be better than the other person; it’s human nature. A great alternative to having just one buddy is to join a group – a running group, a cycling group or something similar.
Having fitness goals is one thing; sticking to them is something else. But by staying positive, being realistic, figuring out what’s best for you and working with a fitness buddy, it will certainly make it easier and more enjoyable. Soon, you’ll be saying ‘hello’ to your new and improved self!