Congratulations to setting a fitness goal! Many do not – so you are already in a small group. So let’s go over a few easy steps to keep in mind as you work towards your objectives.
It’s not easy; life can get in the way. But you need to get in a daily routine. You might not get to the exercise you wanted – but do not let that stop you from doing something. No time for the gym, go for a walk or jog. Or, use a quick home routine. You can always find the time – so no excuses.
As we have stated before, you cannot out train poor diet and nutrition. Keep a balanced diet, watch your caloric intake, and monitor your macronutrient levels. You are “working out” every time you eat. Those sessions with food should be just as dedicated as your sessions in the gym.
Rest and Recovery
Often neglected in our modern lives, but rest and recovery are key to progressing to your fitness goals. Resting allows your muscles to heal, and grow. They allow your nutrient levels to restore. In short – rest and recovery are what enable you to progress to your fitness goals just as much as your actual fitness routine.
Setbacks. They happen. You missed a few days. Family visits destroyed your diet. You were sick. These happen, get over it. Move on. Your goals are yours to accomplish, and you need to keep moving, even after a pause. We often put a mindset of absolution around our fitness plans, and when those plans are off, many see failure and give up. But you need to realize that failure is not giving up – giving up is failure. So accept the roadblocks that life gives, get rid of that all-or-nothing standard you self-imposed over yourself, and keep going.