When many people think of getting fit, they let out a big sigh. They think that getting fit will take them too long, which is why so many fail to do it. While it’s true that getting fit and staying fit is a long term commitment, you can get fit this year! Here are some tips that will help you to succeed:
Stop Comparing Yourself
The first thing I recommend is to stop comparing yourself to other people. One of the worst things you can do is pour over the seemingly perfect bodies on Instagram and fitness blogs and hate yourself for not looking like that. The only thing you can do is be the best version of you. Everybody has a different body type and shape, and you can’t change your genetics to look like a VS model no matter how much you try if you’re not genetically that way anyway. Embrace the way nature made you and aim to be the best version of you. Only ever compare yourself to the old you. That’s how you’ll really improve!
Set Realistic Goals
The reason most people fail and take absolutely forever to reach any goal at all, is because they set unrealistic goals. They say they want to lose half of their body weight in a short space of time. They say they are only going to eat cucumber and hit the gym 9 times a week. These goals are not realistic or healthy, for that matter. By setting realistic short term goals, as well as long term goals, you’re so much more likely to succeed. Your short term goals could be sticking to a gym routine 3 times a week. Maybe improving your sprint speed and push up form. Those goals will help you get better in so many ways. Long term goals could be lose 10 inches all over and feel amazing in a slinky dress. Have both and you’ll do so much better!
Reward yourself when you reach a goal, but make sure you don’t do it with food or anything really unhealthy. Using food as rewards is how many people end up overweight and unfit. Instead, reward yourself with a nice new notebook or a trip to the cinema. You could even reward yourself with gym clothes to keep you motivated.
Monitor Your Progress Properly
Don’t just monitor your weight as a way to see how you’re doing. It’s totally off putting and inaccurate. Instead, take pictures and measurements. Make a note of how you feel too. There might be no change in weight or measurements, but if you feel great, who cares?!
Learn As Much As You Can
Leartn as much as you can about getting fit so you have some background knowledge. Don’t just do those silly celeb DVDs and diets in magazines. For instance, learning to read the anatomy of a nutrition label will help you eat foods that are better for you.
Pinpoint And Get Rid Of Bad Habits
If you sabotage yourself, work out how and why. Pinpoint your bad habits and get rid of them. Do you eat when you’re stressed? Work out your triggers and get rid of them, or think of solutions. There are so many ways you can do this, so read up on it and work on yourself slowly. The inside matters just as much as the outside!