7 Tips to Keep Going!

It’s mid January!  How are your fitness goals going? Believe it or not but at this time in the month many people start giving up on their fitness goals. They are back at work, into their regular routine and find that no matter how excited they were to really get in shape this year, they just don’t have time.

Well, I don’t subscribe to that at all. I believe that everyone has it in them to keep focused and achieve their fitness and health goals! So, I’ve put together my 7 tips to keeping that commitment to yourself and for keeping up the good work you’ve already invested!

1) Concentrate on the successes that you’ve already had!

Don’t think about what you haven’t done but think about what you’ve already accomplished.  No more: “I can’t” or “I’m not good enough”!

2) Replace unrealistic goals with realistic ones.

Revamp your goals to ones that are achievable.  180 degree lifestyle changes don’t last!  Let’s concentrate on small wins over months and not weeks.  Make a strategy around how to achieve these easy wins.

3) Find workout types that suit you!

There’s a growing number of ways to get fit, from dance fitness to whole body workouts, try them all if you’re bored.  Fitness shouldn’t be boring!

4) Find the right environment.

Love pumping music and a troop of fitness fanatics?  Like working out alone or in a quaint studio setting?  There’s a place for all of these so seek the environment you like, they are your hard earned dollars so put it in a place you want to go to!

5) The workout begins before you get to the gym.

Mentally prepare for the gym.  Think about how you will feel during and after the workout.    Remember that better health is the ultimate goal: more energy, less pain, feeling good about yourself are all at your grasp when you exercise.

6) Need that extra push?  Workout with a partner or get a personal trainer.

The health and fitness road can feel daunting, a workout buddy or a personal trainer can add a different spin on what you’re already doing.

7) Schedule it, and make it a priority.

Don’t make excuses, schedule “workout time” for 60 minutes in your calendars and smartphones and protect the time like you normally do any other appointment.  Show up, that’s half the battle!

Any other tips and tricks that you have?  Post them below!

About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.

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