Keeping on track with fitness goals can be tough. In all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to hit a detour along the way. New Year’s resolutions can be a great starting point, but what happens when life obstructs your path?
Fitness Trainer Spencer Schneider suggests how to maintain your fitness goals in 2019.
Here we are: February of 2019. Back in December, you probably set a grandiose goal for yourself. Maybe you vowed to pinch your pennies. Maybe you promised to (finally) remodel your bathroom. For 2019, a lot of Spencer Schneider Training clients set personalized fitness goals — maybe you did, too! If so, how’s that coming along? Have you made any progress? Have you even started on your goal at all?
Spencer Schneider understands the challenge of keeping up with the optimistic goals we set at the beginning of the year. Between the recoup after the holidays and the everyday chaos of life, it’s easy to forget about that New Year’s resolution. But, it doesn’t have to be this way! You can and will lose that weight or make those gains — here’s how:
Have a Plan & Set a Deadline
Accomplishing anything is difficult when you don’t have a plan set in place. Juggling your goals with your everyday life can be tricky. But when you lay it all out in a plan, the process is that much easier. Set a deadline! A lot of people use New Year’s resolutions as a procrastination tool. Don’t be one of those people! Stop saying “I’m going to lose weight next year,” and start saying “I’m going to be [goal] pounds by [specific date].” Setting a deadline for yourself will help you to keep on track.
Structure a Schedule
Now, this can be the toughest part for some. But without a set schedule, you’ll never meet your deadline! No matter how busy work and/or school have you, you can still meet your goal. All you have to do is find the time ahead of time. You’re more likely to do something when you plan ahead for it and set time aside for it. Whether you aim to work out specific weekdays or at an exact time every day: set a schedule.
Join a Gym
Investing in your goal will make it feel more real. It’ll be easier to stay on task when you’ve got a constant reminder every single month (i.e. that lovely gym membership bill). But more than that, gyms are full of fantastic resources. While working out at home can be fun and effective, it’s all the more easier at a gym. Chances are, loads of machines, weights, a pool, basketball courts, etc. are just not in your budget. So why not take advantage of the great equipment at the gym?
Sometimes though, this isn’t always financially possible for everyone. If the gym fees become too much, be sure to stick to other active fitness routines like jogging, skateboarding, and other sports to keep your body moving and working different muscle groups.
Team Up With a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers are by far the best advisors when it comes to your fitness training goals. Having the help of someone else is a great bonus. Personal trainers literally dedicate their lives to this sort of stuff! If you’re looking for the most effective and productive training routine, calling on a personal trainer for help is a great idea. Being experts in the area of fitness training, they’ll be able to give you valuable recommendations to help you smash that goal out of the park!
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