If you want to tackle your fitness goals for a healthier, fitter life, could be your year! Only you have the ability to make it so. No matter what your fitness goal, achieving it will not be easy, or you would have already done so. Whether you want to lose weight, build your endurance, improve your functional fitness or get healthier, only you can make it happen. You decide whether you’re going to be successful this year.
Make your goal or goals something you’re passionate about achieving.
Your own passion is what drives you to achieve the goal. Did you finally decide you’ll no longer feel bad about being overweight and instead love yourself and do something about the excess pounds? Do you want to be able to keep up with the kids or grandkids when you go for a hike or simply want to be healthier? Did your doctor suggest you start a program of regular exercise to help a specific condition or extend your life? All those are good reasons to start a workout program and will get you excited enough to begin a program.
Starting the program is a huge step, but sticking to it is even more difficult.
One reason you should be passionate about your goal is that it motivates you to continue until you see progress. You need to be specific about the goal and it needs to be achievable. If the goal is big, such as losing more than 10 percent of your body weight, you need to break it down to smaller goals that are achieved in a shorter time frame. Achieving a goal helps you stay motivated.
If you’re not certain how to start, a personal trainer can help you.
Some people don’t know where to start. They may not even be able to create a specific goal. That’s okay because personal trainers can help. The trainer will listen and then suggest a way to word the goal. For others, creating a route to achieve that goal is where they face a downfall. Trainers do that for you. Finally, trainers can put you on a program that will help you reach your goal safely and quicker. As a trainer, I love seeing the faces of clients when they finally are successful in achieving a goal. I am only successful when you are, so I work hard to ensure you are successful.
- Trainers can help you learn how to eat healthier. It may include substituting one food for another, cooking differently or simply ensuring you have healthy snacks for between meals.
- If weight loss is a goal, both exercise and healthy eating play an important role in achieving it.
- Regular exercise and eating healthy are lifestyle changes that you commit to for the rest of your life. Luckily, healthy eating isn’t dieting. It’s all about making smarter choices when it comes to food.
- This could be the year you break out of your shell and uncover the you that you were meant to become. It won’t take long to see results, but it will take perseverance, dedication and passion.