Hopefully you are well into your workout regimen and not scratching your head, thinking to yourself, “Is this the year that I’ll finally get into a routine?” I think most people fall prey to the marketing hype and spend good money on well-intentioned health goals, never realizing those goals to fruition months into the new year. Simply put, a new year is not enough motivation alone to keep you focused on and sticking with a new fitness regimen.
Many people wait until they hit a breaking point or a major event (i.e. a heart attack, getting married, etc.) to change their bad habits. Please do not let this be you! Think preventative. Also, think about your family, your significant other, and most importantly, think about yourself. It’s not selfish to dedicate time to fitness. When people start seeing the benefits of a well-rounded fitness program, they tend to stick with it. It gives them confidence in appearance; they like the way the feel physically and emotionally, and they feel better because they have more energy and a higher metabolism.
The biggest hurdles that people face is getting to a point in their lives to make a change. The next big challenge is to implement that desire to change. Lately, I have been trying to redirect all of our clients’ focus on forming the habits, rather than the numbers and results. Forming good habits will help you successfully reach your goals of losing weight, gaining muscle, and being healthier. Here are some tips that will ensure success in establishing these habits:
By following these three tips, you’ll have a great start to feeling so much better this year! Good luck—you got this!