Here are 10 motivational tips to help you reach your SMART fitness goals— just in time for the New Year!
1. Be an example!
Knowing that you are an example for your children, family, and friends will help you stay motivated! I know that being an example for all my clients is what motivated me, you guys keep me on track!
2. Turn your goal into a contest
Find a workout buddy and have a contest, whoever reaches their goal first, or stays on track for X days, etc. has to get the other a prize (Pedi’s anyone)! That way you have someone pushing you and you can push them!
3. Think about how you will feel when you reach your goal!
When are healthy, you are more confident, have more energy, and just feel GOOD! Think about a time when you were at your goal and how great it felt. Trying to fit back into a dress/jeans, bathing suit? Hang it up so you see it every day as a reminder!
4. Don’t get bored, mix it up!
Trying different workouts, classes, boot camps, etc. Try yoga, do a boot camp, hit the gym…keep it fun!
5. Be around supportive and positive people!
Be around people who are going to support you, those you look up to, and love! These people will keep you motivated! A online support group is a great way to have a group to reach out too!
6. Keep track of your progress.
Use a measurement tracker, a calendar, etc. Every day mark off that you are getting closer to your goal, and once a month re-measure to make sure you are on track!
7. Reward your hard work!
Every couple of months or every time you hit a goal, go shopping, get a message, nails done…something to reward your hard work! Not with food but with something that will keep you motivated!
8. Realize how hard you have come…
Even if you are not all the way there yet, realize how hard you have worked. Think about how you have stuck to it and will continue on! Even with setbacks you will push forward!
9. Never quit!
If it was easy, everyone would do it! It takes work and it can be hard but stick too it! Tired of starting over? Well don’t quit!!
10. Be the healthiest person you can be!
You only have one body to live in, take care of it! Don’t compare your body to anyone else, just be yourself and the best you can be!