We’re all in a slump sometimes. Even the gym-fanatics have moments when they just. Can’t. Move!
So what can we do to make sure we never run out of a supply of motivation again so that you can reach your fitness goals? Here’s a handful of tips to help you through a rough day.
How To Reach Your Fitness Goal
1. Find Out Why You Do What You Do
Find our why you work out, why you want to be fit, and why you feel bad about not going to the gym. Is it looks? Health? Spiting your ex? Whatever your reason, use it as motivation to get yourself moving towards that fitness goal!
2. One Fitness Goal At A Time
Even if you want to achieve many things, you need to take them one at a time when things get rough. If you aim to be the best swimmer in your school, and to run a marathon by the end of next month, and to climb mount Everest that same day… you might need to take it easy. Tackle each fitness goal at a time.
3. Be A Fitness Role Model
This works best when you have kids, but also when you want to encourage your loved ones to start taking care of their health. When you do it for someone else, it seems a lot easier. So use that fitness goal to inspire others to improve their lives- talk about it, share it, and show that you’re working for it.
4. Make It Visible
If you see your fitness goal everywhere, you can’t forget about it and put it in the back of your head. So make a poster of it, hang it on your wall, your door, next to your gym bag…
5. Make A Fitness Board
You can also hang your own goal here, but you can use this fitness board to fill it with things that motivate you. They can be images, quotes, photos, whatever you want, and whatever gets you going.
6. Build Anticipation
Sometimes it helps if you spend some time just thinking about your goal and getting excited about it. If you build anticipation, then start working, you will find that you have extra energy and motivation- because now you’re excited by your fitness goal!
7. Make It Public
When you tell your friends and family about your fitness goals, you will become accountable for reaching it. However, that’s not the only reason. They will also be the people who will help you pick yourself up after a rough workout, or to motivate you to run those last few miles.
8. Focus On The Positive Side Of Things
Rather than piling up evidence why you will never reach your fitness goals, try to think of all the good things that you have going on for you, and how they are going to help you reach it, instead.
The last tip is the most important. Don’t overthink your fitness goals. Just get moving! You’ll get there one way or another.
How do you stay focused on your fitness goals? Share your tips in a comment below.