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26
Sep

2014

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Helen Bush

The best way to stick to your fitness routine is by achieving your goals. There is nothing more motivating than being able to see all the good your fitness routine is doing. However, it can be hard to get the results that we want, especially right away and trying to figure out what is wrong can be even harder. Is it the goal itself, our fitness routine or just us having unrealistic ideas? It can get extremely confusing to us. That is why we have compiled a few tips to help get you started down the right path to achieving your goals.

 

 

  1. Have a detailed plan. You need to have a set way to go about achieving your goals. You need to know how you are going to go about achieving it, if you will need the help of others, where to go to find any information you will need and how to overcome any obstacles or setbacks along the way because face it they are going to happen.

  2. Ease into your goals. Do not expect results overnight. Most of us become discouraged when we do not see results immediately, and this is why we have to start out with smaller and more specific goals. You could try working out for 15 minutes every other day or drinking at least eight glasses of water per day. These smaller goals will give you a sense of accomplishment and help give your confidence a boost, which will help you achieve all of your goals.

  3. Do not expect perfection. No one is perfect, not even you, and we have to accept that. There will be bumps along the way. We will experience those days when we want to throw in the towel and walk away from our fitness routines and our goals, but we have to stay the course. We started this fitness routine to achieve something, and we should never let any setbacks stand in our way. So, have a plan ready for those days and use it. It is time to dust yourself off and get back out there.

  4. Track everything. You need to keep a written record of everything. How else are you going to know if you are improving? Write down what you eat and drink, how often and how long you exercise, how much you can lift or how far you can run and of course, all those little measurements (weight and inches) of your body. This will help you see how much all of your hard work is paying off and encourage you to keep going, especially on the days you are feeling down.

  5. Ask for help. There is no shame in needing help to achieve your goals. Many of us need that extra push from others to help us achieve our goals. We may need someone to show us how to perform the best exercises or have them in the corner cheering us on. It could be as simple as someone going to the gym with us and holding us accountable to help us be successful. It can never hurt to have people around you that support you. They can always lift you up when you are feeling down, so you should never be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Starting a fitness routine can be confusing, and you do not want to make it harder by setting the wrong goals or by going about achieving your goals the wrong way. You need to see positive results in order to make sticking to our fitness routine easier, so try a few of our tips and see how much more you can achieve.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.