Updated: Nov 16
Are you tired of starting a workout routine only to see it fizzle out within a few weeks? I've got some tips to share with you today, to ensure your training habits remain rock-solid.
Goals That Count: Let's get one thing straight, goals are your guiding stars. But not just any goals; they've got to be crystal clear, measurable, and within reach. Whether it's hitting a daily activity target, mastering your sleep routine, or smashing step goals, define your objectives clearly and make them achievable. My sit-down desk workers aim for 5-6K steps (this may look like a lunchtime walk). If you're in a more active role, or home with the kids, aim for 8-10K. Remember, it's about your unique journey.
Invest in Yourself: Time is the MOST common excuse in the book. But if you are honest with yourself, you make time for what matters. It's a conscious choice to invest in yourself, your health and your well-being. How much is that worth to you?
Habitual Bliss: Goals are sweet, but without a system, they're it’s easy to fall into old routines and habits. Discover daily habits that can bring you just 1% closer to your goal each day. It's a personal affair, what works for one person might not work for you so try to stack these habits against habits that already complement your goals.
The Power of a Team: Motivation is a fickle friend. That's why we need backup. Find your tribe – friends, coaches, the cavalry – to keep you on course when motivation's MIA.
Fun: Lastly, never forget the fun factor. If you're dreading your workout, you're doing it wrong. Your exercise should light a fire in your belly, not put it out. Whether you're running, getting coached, swimming, or playing sport, find your groove.
In the end, remember, it's not just about a 'loveable' body; it's about building a lifestyle you are proud of and actually enjoy! This is the key to staying consistent.