2017 is coming to an end. While I’d been pretty consistent with my workout this year, I didn’t have a fitness goal that I could check off from my New Year’s resolutions, which makes me feel a little unaccomplished – physically. For a few years in a row, I went from not working out at all, to hitting the gym 3 times a week, completing yoga challenges and a half marathon. My fitness goals and determination to achieve them had helped me a lot in feeling good about myself.
Now, it’s pretty common for one to find him or herself off course when it comes to the fitness goals that they set at the start of the year. If you are one of them and you don’t feel good about it, it’s not too late to get started now. I know it’s easier said than done, but I’m not joking when I say that you can turn the corner and motivate yourself with the right steps. Here’s what I have for you:
It’s Now or Possibly Never
This is something that you’ll have to continually remind yourself of. If you don’t make positive changes to your overall fitness right now, will you ever make them? You can make excuses over excuses and avoid achieving what you want to achieve, but at the end of the day, you are going to be the one not benefiting from it. Is that really what you want? Do you really want to put your fitness on the back burner while life takes over?
There is Always Support and Assistance Available
There are many people and organizations out there that can help you with getting into shape and taking your fitness to the next level. For example, there are millions of online resources like websites for free yoga classes, YouTube videos for workout routines, and this article for muscle gain tips. Although, if you need more intensive support and assistance, hiring a personal trainer and even a nutritionist might be more effective. It does require some money for that, but I’d say it’s an investment worth making.
Once You See Gains, It Spurs You On
The best thing about improving your fitness is that you will see and feel the difference of your efforts. As you notice the progress, it spurs you on and gives you a reason to keep on going until you achieve the goals that you set for yourself. The hardest part about working out is getting started. So just start working towards your aims now, I assure you, you’ll start seeing results soon.
Teamwork Always Pays Off and Motivates You
Having a partner can help you feel more accountable and less alone. Find that someone to work out together and stay in regular contact with them. If you’re like me, who most friends don’t really workout, try dropping by a gym or fitness class by yourself and make friends over there. That’s how I met my trainer friend Nick, who’s kept me accountable in staying fit ever since. Teamwork definitely pays off!
Like I said just now, the hardest part about working out is getting started. I may sound like an experienced fit person over here, but it took me a long way to get to where I am today. Once you’ve gotten past the hurdles in front of you, you’ll have a clear run at your fitness targets. We all know how difficult that can be, but with the right steps, willpower and hard work, I am confident that you’ll get there in no time. I have faith in you! xx Wendy
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