We’re officially a few weeks deep into 2016. With a new year comes new resolutions and goals, all of which we’re convinced we’ll achieve because we tell ourselves, this is the year I stick to my resolutions. We plan, we prepare, we adjust, but how long does it take before we push our goals to the sidelines and continue on with our everyday regime we absentmindedly get sucked into? Chances are we’re all guilty of it to some degree. To make your resolutions a reality, here are a few tips to keep you on track this New Year.
Log your workouts
Keeping track of what you do at the gym is a great way to note your progress along the way. Besides seeing changes in your physical exterior, you’ll be able to track the amount of reps, the weight, the speed of your workouts, etc. day-by-day, week-by-week and so on. You’ll know what levels of intensity work for you and how far you can push yourself, and you’ll be able to see if you’re on track to meet your fitness and health goals.
Post friendly reminders for yourself
Have you ever put little notes for yourself around the house to remind you of what you have to do? Try it as a way to motivate and remind yourself of what you want to achieve and why. Jot down notes of encouragement, post little reminders for leg or arm days or when you have an appointment with your trainer, write inspirational quotes – no matter what it takes to get you moving, it’s not a bad idea to post reminders here and there. Hold yourself accountable by putting them on your mirror, next to your alarm clock or on the door to your secret sweets stash.
Make little changes here and there
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so how can you expect to build your ideal fitness self in such a short time? Don’t add unnecessary and unfair pressure to yourself about achieving your health goals. Committing to accomplishing your goals is a difficult transition at times, so it’s important to remind yourself that the little things count. Opt for fruit in the morning instead of that greasy breakfast sandwich. Quench your thirst with water instead of sugary pop. Take a walk or run around the block instead of watching the same episode of that guilty pleasure TV show you’ve already seen three times. The little things add up to make big changes, so don’t count them out.
At Zip Fitness, we want to help you make your fitness and health goals a reality in 2016. Our Zip Fitness personal trainers are here to motivate you, support you, and push you to your limits so you can achieve your goals and you can finally be the happier, healthier you that you deserve to be. We have locations across the Chicagoland area, so stop by one near you to tackle