How do you hold to your weight loss and fitness goals?
That my friend has afflicted hundreds of well-meaning wellness-lovers for decades!
See, it’s very easy to draw up a strategy. It’s easy to buy all the food, and it’s equally as easy to dream out what you’re going to do (without having to do anything!), and that approach is misguided!
Somehow it seems after as many attempts that we do, we find ourselves back where we started months down the road. Starving and overeating on that same chocolate bar which you either hid or went out and bought earlier in the month. If you can connect with that? Then I will be showing you several steps to change that!
Can you have your fitness goals instantly implemented from day one? Plainly no. But will they guide you to success this year if you know what to do? Yes, they most definitely will!
Here are 5 ways to stick to your fitness goals for good!
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Fitness Goal tip #1. Meal Plan
The time tested saying in the ‘fitness world’ still stands: Preparing meals is really the only way to ensure you have amazing month-long results!
Think about how many times you’ve thrown away your hard-earned cash during your commute for those falafel sandwich truck meals… Why are you always traveling beyond your own sensible and almost always right verdict? It’s because you were left starving and left to your own devices and you already were setting yourself up to fail. That’s why.
Hungry times are desperate times. Since MEAL PLANNING becomes this tall feat in which seems to be way too much work to carry it out.
But… If you learn how to meal plan the right way, then you will have MORE TIME to crush at every other area in your life. Meal planning and Prepping meals are the simplest way of dealing with those starving times. If you have meals ready when you hurry off from the front door it will really reduce your chances of running to get those drive-through quick orders.
Let’s face it, having healthy meals and snacks prepared seems like a lot of work but it’s a game-changer for obtaining that healthy life and hitting those fitness goals that you are striving to achieve!
Fitness goal tip #2. Make the most out of your mornings
It’s pretty darn safe to say that the morning is a very important part of the day! It sounds like most researchers are pursuing the same thought process about the early hours as well: “Breakfast is the week’s most important meal.” “Your most fruitful minutes are in the morning first thing” …
So having a good morning practice will really set the stage of productivity for the remainder of each day and help you better manage your day around your health and fitness goals.
You’ll be plugged into every detail with ease if you have the time in those early hours to either: make yourself a healthy breakfast, try out a new hairstyle, attempt to meditate if you have the time, and of course, working out even if it’s just for a short 10 minutes. Your fitness goals will thank you for getting up earlier and so will you!
Fitness goal tip #3. Set deadlines & mark it in your calendar
If you want to hit your fitness goals in x amount of months? Then writing them out will prohibit you from slowing down and missing them.
It’s so easy to say something. So, that’s why having handy reminders and actually planning your meetings and life around those fitness slots will really help you. You’ll be more inclined to follow through with them when you write your deadlines in (all of them), with any goals that you see fit.
Your goals aren’t too big or too small. And this is a great way of seeing where you want to be if you track your results as you go along.
Fitness goal tip #4. Find an accountability partner
One of the major things you should do to stick to your weight loss or fitness goals is to find a partner that holds you accountable! There will always be times when you do not really feel like doing anything. We all have those days and it’s okay.
That’s why having someone else that counts on you, is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You’ll be much less inclined to let them down if you have them waiting for you at the gym.
Fitness goal tip #5. Balance your blood sugar
If you want to commit to a healthy fitness regimen and get to your desired weight loss goals? Then you need to know how to balance the glucose (aka sugar) that is in your bloodstream. This matters a lot when it comes to food cravings!
The lower your blood sugar gets the worse the cravings might be. If you escalate too much of your blood glucose it can lead to anxiety to force you to eat all the more. This is not a situation you want to get into if you are trying to see great results from all your efforts.
To help you out, it’s good to know that the more carbs you eat the higher your blood sugar (so try to control your carb intake). On the contrary, you may also want to up your fiber intake and drink lots of water to stay hydrated to help balance out your blood sugars.
And if you really want to be a pro, choose foods with a low Glycemic Index which you can check out further here on how to do it.
We all need to start somewhere, and it can be done with the right plan. Add one of these suggestions one at a time until you’ll find yourself carrying on with a consistently sound way of life!
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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