Getting to your goals is hard work
Are you a GOAL DIGGER? 🤣
We have all been there. We set goals to lose weight, get stronger, get fitter, etc. We hit our workouts hard but after a bit, life gets in the way and we stop, and the cycle starts over again.
It can be a frustrating process, especially if your goals seem impossible to achieve. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier as you strive to achieve your fitness goals.
Make your workouts fun
This is simple: If you are not doing something you enjoy, odds are you will quit. If you hate running, don’t run. Find another way to get the job done in a way you like. Mix it up. Try swimming, biking, kickboxing, boot camp classes, etc.
How many times have you planned on a nice healthy dinner and by the end of the day you’re starving, you’re tired and you don’t feel like cooking, so on your way home you grab some fast food? If you meal prep, all your meals will be ready to go. All you have to do is open it, warm it up and eat it. You can either prep for the whole week or do a half week at a time. I personally like to prep on Sundays then do it again around Wednesday so my food stays fresh. In addition, if I get tired of the same meals all week, I can always change them up when Wednesday comes around. Learn how to meal prep!
Follow a program
Sometimes all you need is to be told what to do. Take the guesswork out of everything, find a successful program and follow it. Your program can include LIVE virtual classes plus on-demand streaming workouts. It will keep things simple and keep your training accountable.
Don't reward yourself with food
Making food a personal reward creates a mindset that makes you want it even more—even when you don’t actually want it. Instead, treat yourself to a fun activity: Get a massage, visit with friends, etc. It can be anything you want—except food.
It still blows my mind that people want to get better but don’t actually set goals. That can lead to stalled progress and just spinning your wheels. If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to get there? Setting goals is a great way to stay on track! Set a bunch of goals, both small and large. Just make sure they are realistic, specific and measurable. Start with short-term goals that lead to bigger goals. If you start with a goal like losing 60 pounds this year, it can be pretty intimidating and overwhelming. If you start by trying to lose one pound each week, it doesn’t seem so bad even though a pound a week ends up being 52 pounds per year. Set yourself up for a major win click here to learn more.
This is one of the biggest and easiest things you can do to improve your health. All you have to do is drink water. Aim for about a gallon a day. Your actual calculated water intake is influenced by your weight, your activity level, and the climate you live in. A gallon is a good goal for most people. Water makes up most of your body and is required for everything your body does. Here are a few tips to consume enough water throughout the day.
Start early and keep consistency all day.
Drink a lot during your workout. After each set take a drink of water. This will keep you hydrated and take a big chunk out of your intake.
Carry a water bottle everywhere. Everywhere!
Add some flavor (lemon juice, strawberries, cucumbers, etc.) if you need to, but keep it healthy.
Just keep trying. You might not get it the first day, but it gets easier.
Just Do It
Nike said it best: Just Do It. Excuses are easy to come by when something is hard. Don’t make excuses. Workout before work if that’s the only time you can; meal prep so unhealthy food isn’t as tempting; and don’t even buy unhealthy food. Just find ways to make it happen. It gets easier the longer you go.
Results aren't always physical
Weight loss and muscle gain take time, and you might not see results right away. Results are not always physical. Sometimes you have to ask yourself how you’re feeling today. Do you have more energy? Are you sleeping better? Digestive issues no longer a problem? Have you reduced your medication? Results are results even if the scale and mirror don’t show them. Stay the course. It pays off!
All my best - Janis🤸♂️ 🧘 💥 PS - Ready to become your own success story and hit your goals? Lose inches and those unwanted pounds. Join now, so that by the holiday season you are looking and feeling your best self ever.