Trying to achieve your set goals for the new year requires lots of motivation, determination and commitment. Fitness can be discouraging at times – not seeing results fast enough or falling off track. Being confident in your journey is extremely vital in sustaining your motivation to reach your goals. But, when things seem to get a little grey, keep these five things in mind to stay on track with your fitness goals:
1. Don't be too hard on yourself
The gratification of seeing results is something that drives people to keep going. But, if you aren't immediately seeing results – do NOT give up! Results don't happen overnight, it may take months to start seeing progress. Don't let that discourage you from your goals.
2. Don't compare yourself to others
Every single body is EXTREMELY different. Don't put yourself through the torture of comparing yourself to that fitness model on Instagram. Chances are, she really doesn't look like that. Focus on your own body and your own goals and don't worry about how others look. Your progress will come as long as you stay committed and work hard.
3. Don't let a bad day turn into a bad week
So, you slacked off and didn't make it to the gym one today or you decided to completely divulge yourself in all your favorite junk food – it's okay. Just get right back on track tomorrow! Don't let one day being off track, put you weeks behind the progress you've made.
4. Dedication is key
Try to make it to the gym as many days as possible. Don't let being tired or unmotivated keep you from going, because most of the time it'll make you feel a million times better once you get that workout in! Remain dedicated to your goals and don't let the busyness of life make you lose sight of that.
5. Have fun with it
Enjoy the process of attaining your goals. Setting mini accomplishments within your overall goal will keep you motivated and having fun! Fitness is something many people dread, but it doesn't have to be that way. Find the workouts you actually enjoy and you'll find yourself training harder than ever!