Improving on health and fitness goals are on the list for many people when it comes to new years resolutions. Having health and fitness goals are always great, but people often set unrealistic goals with a "go big or go home" mentality and hit the ground at a sprinting speed.
Unfortunately, all this does is leave you exhausted both mentally and physically, which can result in quitting altogether or eventually reaching your health and fitness goals but not maintaining them. As your personal trainer, we recommend ditching the extreme goals and aiming to change your lifestyle.
When you start to view health and fitness as a lifestyle, you will notice that it improves your overall wellbeing. You will not only feel good and look great, but you will also be the best version of yourself because health and fitness is not just about the way you look, the food you eat, and how much you lift at the gym. Health and fitness is also about your quality of life, your ability to get up and move around, your mental focus, and your psychological state.
When you’re healthy, you can physically do more, which also helps your mood improve. Choosing health and fitness as a lifestyle also sets an example for those around you, especially family members. Children, family, and friends will be impacted by your health and fitness choices and may even feel inspired to set health and fitness goals for themselves.
Did you make any health and fitness related resolutions this New Year? As your personal trainers, we will always support your health and fitness goals but also want your results to stick and for you to be your best self with making health and fitness a lifestyle.
Here are a few tips to start making health and fitness a lifestyle today:
Be patient with yourself
Food shouldn't be eaten in excess (portion control)
Choose a supportive gym setting and personal trainer
Compete only with yourself
Implementing health and fitness is one of the most important choices to make in your life because it can change the quality of your life. This year forget those new year resolutions and focus more on how you can improve your every day for years to come.