Now that you’ve created SMART workout goals, you’re well on your way to maintaining them, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days and setbacks. Here are a few additional tips from the fitness experts to help you push through and achieve long-term change.
Put it on the Calendar
Create a workout schedule by choosing realistic times when you are least likely to be distracted, and treat it as any other appointment or commitment on your calendar. You wouldn’t cancel a meeting with your boss, skip a lunch date with your best friend, or miss a conference with your child’s teacher unless you absolutely had to, and your workout goals deserve the same respect.
Recruit a Workout Buddy
Working out with a friend, spouse or family member can make fitness more fun, but that’s not always feasible with our hectic lives and schedules. Even if you can’t workout in person, consider inviting someone to join you on your goal-setting journey. There’s something powerful and comforting about knowing you aren’t in it alone, and when you’re struggling with motivation, you’ll have a teammate to push you.
Go Public with Your Goals
Telling others about your workout goals creates accountability and solicits support – both of which are extremely helpful when it comes to keeping you on track. Let your friends, family, even co-workers know about your workout goals and how they can help you to succeed. When you encounter haters, and you undoubtedly will, use their negative talk to push you harder to prove them wrong.
How to Smash Your Workout Goals
One of the biggest reasons people give up on their workout goals is lack of time. If that sounds like you, at-home workouts could be the key to your success. When you invest in home fitness equipment, you are making a long-term commitment to your health and wellness, and eliminating the excuses.
If you’re considering home fitness equipment, we encourage you to stop by our Concepts in Fitness showrooms in Saratoga and Albany. We offer expert guidance, affordable pricing, and deals on delivery and set up. See store hours.