(Last Updated On: February 17, 2014)
By DeLano Daniels, EM Fitness Contributor, Pin Fit
Its now the middle of February and chances are that the motivation of your New Years resolution has worn off, so below are a few tips that may help you stick to your resolution and help you reach your goals.
1. Change your way of thinking…
Change your way of thinking from bump on a log to world class athlete. I know it sounds easier said than done, but it isn’t as hard as you think either. Chances are that you’ve gotten complacent and are now hiding behind your home or work life as a reason you can’t make it to exercise. What you don’t realize is that someone is looking at everything you do, whether it be your kids or an associate of yours. World class athletes don’t use work, fatigue or having to cook dinner as an excuse as to why that can’t work on making a better version of themselves, so neither should you.
2. Set realistic goals
There is nothing that is more motivating or scary than conquering your first mud run, marathon or fitness competition; check out some dates, circle it on the calendar and register at least 6 months in advance. Now that you’re registered, stick to and continually execute your exercise program. For a little added motivation, schedule your event around the time of a nice tropical vacation that will require a bikini or swimming trunks for the guys; there’s nothing like having a flat tummy on a white sand blue water beach!
3. Schedule your workouts
Most athletes typically schedule their workouts either before the sun comes up or after work. Sit down and check your schedule and map out a time that best fits your lifestyle. Here’s something that you probably have never thought about – instead of sitting in traffic after work, try joining a local gym close to work and spend that hour being productive by exercising and not wasting an hour looking at tail lights trying to get home.
4. Have fun, think variety
Treadmill, dumbbells, treadmill, dumbbells, treadmill, dumbbells…. We as humans need some type of variety. We also need to have fun even while working out. These days local parks have free-standing equipment for you to use to workout, and if they don’t, get creative! Even something as simple as dancing can take the place of doing regular old boring cardio.
5. 2’s company, 3’s even better
There’s nothing like having an exercise partner or group to help you push yourself to the next level. Try classes or setting aside time with a friend to workout together. Not only is it motivating, but it will help hold you accountable with every aspect of your goal. Even consider a social networking site with like-minded individuals or hire a fitness professional.
I hope these tips have been helpful.. Have a great workout!!!
About DeLano Daniels
After many years in health and fitness and enduring some of life’s hardest trials, DeLano Daniels launched his own fitness company Pin Fit in 2012 to help motivate, inspire, and guide individuals who are wanting to change their lives. Not only is DeLano a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, but also a sponsored athlete, natural bodybuilder, writer, and college graduate. When DeLano isn’t training for shows, he can be found training individuals for special occasions, personal goals, fitness competitions, and most importantly better overall health and wellness. For questions regarding fitness, nutrition, or training, contact DeLano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-775-3590.
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