Were you successful in achieving your last year’s resolution? If not, set aside the woe and take some heart in knowing that you were not alone … in fact statistics show that almost 3 in 5 Australians failed to accomplish their New Year’s resolution? Though this is quite disheartening, there are things you can do to improve your chances for success – this time round. Ways that can help you conquer those goals that have up until now felt futile.
Here are a few simple tips to help you stay on track with achieving this year’s weight loss and fitness goals:
1. Commit to training days and times
Don’t just say you are going to find time to train! Grab your calendar right now and schedule your workouts. As well as this, set reminders on your phone to prevent from falling off the exercise wagon. It takes repetition to form a habit, so skipping and forgetting a training session, here-and-there, isn’t going to cut it.
“Have skin in the game”
2. Have a Training Plan
Without a plan of action to follow you have nothing but an excuse not to exercise… and even if you do turn up to your training session it’s likely to be a hit and miss affair.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”
3. Mix it up
By frequently varying your exercise regimen and the body parts you target you’ll not only keep it more interesting, but you’ll also keep your progress from stagnating.
“The best workout is the one you are yet to do”
4. Have dedicated training clothing
You wouldn’t sit at your dining table in the clothing you wear to mow your lawn, would you? It wouldn’t mentally feel right. The very same applies to working out. Slipping on workout clothing will mentally switch you to “Game On” mode.
“Every change of clothing, makes you a different person”
5. Get a training buddy
Training with a friend and/or Personal Trainer is a sure way to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, a person increases their success rate by a whopping 30% when they enlist the help of a Personal Trainer.
“When it comes to a training partner, choose one with drive”
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