1. SET REALISTIC GOALS
Setting unobtainable goals are not just bad for your body or self-esteem, but can also make you want to quit all together. So, make sure you set realistic goals with milestones you know you can achieve. Then as your body gets stronger, you can escalate your goals. Remember: being healthy isn’t a sprint, but a long-term lifestyle choice.
2. REWARD YOURSELF
Once you’ve reached a goal or milestone, make sure to celebrate! Rewarding yourself for good behaviour will make the process more fun, and give you something to work towards. Even small things like getting a smoothie or watching your favourite TV show after the gym can be enough to make a routine into a habit.
3. MAKE A BET
It’s easy to break the promises we make to ourselves, but not the ones we make to others. So, team up with a friend or family member and make a bet. Having external pressure to perform will make you think twice about skipping leg day. You can even assign a fine to whoever misses a class. It sure won’t be you!
4. MAKE IT FUN
Seeing as healthy living and fitness is a life-long ambition, this might be the most important tip. If you keep doing the same workout day in and day out, eventually you’ll get bored. Also, your muscles will get used to your moves, which means that you won’t get the same results. Therefore, it’s crucial you change up your regime with new, and above all, fun classes, sports and challenges.
5. CHECK YOUR FEEDS
It’s no secret that we spend way too much time on our phones. So, make your feed addiction work for you. Scour Instagram and Facebook for inspirational fitness accounts, and make YouTube your workout buddy by watching some killer gym tutorials. We guarantee that looking at fit bodies will make you want to work out!