It’s no secret that the busiest day of the year in the gym is January 2nd when everyone has recovered from the holidays and is ready to start their New Year resolutions, but what happens to that motivation in May? Whether your goal is to lose weight, get into a smaller dress size or have more energy, it is important to stick to your new routine and not give up.
Setting goals is a great way to self-motivate and visualize what you want for your future. Start by setting a long-term goal, specifically what you ultimately want. For example, an ultimate goal could be to lose two dress sizes over the course of the year. In order to achieve this big picture goal, it is important to set smaller goals that can be achieved in shorter amounts of time. An example of this would be to lose two inches each month. While your keeping track of the short term goal the ultimate goal will become more attainable.
Another way to stay on track with your New Year resolution is to mix it up a little bit. Going to the gym and walking on the treadmill can become very boring and mundane, so try taking a fitness class. Fitness classes are a great way to change up the same old boring routine, which will cause your body to change in the process. When the body gets feels chaotic, like when introducing a new work out routine, it will kick into gear and change, which means you’ll be burning calories faster than you were before. Taking fitness classes is also a great way to meet new people who are also interested in fitness. Becoming friends with people in the gym increases motivation and makes the workout more enjoyable.
Outside of the gym make sure to stay on track with your diet too. Try new recipes that are new to keep things interesting and provide your body with different nutrients. When it comes to being healthy and losing weight, the most important thing to remember is to constantly introduce change in the body, once this happens you will become a fat burning machine.