Having trouble sticking to your diet? Does working out seem impossible with your schedule? We’re here to help! With our six favorite fitness tips, you can meet your goals in no time!
Do something you love! Just because some people enjoy weightlifting or running, doesn’t mean you will! Like to dance? Find a gym that offers classes near you. Enjoy yoga? Buy a mat and watch yoga instructors on YouTube in the comfort of your own home.
Write it down!
Hold yourself accountable. Download a food tracking app or keep a journal of everything you do each day. Write down goals and timelines and give yourself small rewards when you reach your goals.
Bring a buddy
Workout with a friend who enjoys the same things you do. Having a workout buddy means you will always have someone to keep you motivated!
Do NOT compare yourself to the fitness models on Instagram. Everyone develops at their own pace and not everyone gets paid to workout or has the time like they do. If you have kids, a full-time job, or maybe just don’t love working out, you are not going to see changes in a week or two. Also, don’t believe those posts about pills, diet shakes, or teas that make you drop 15lbs in a week! Most of it isn’t true and even if it were, it isn’t healthy. You will get there in time, just keep working hard!
Get enough sleep. It can be hard if you have a busy schedule but getting 7-9 hours is vital for your health and will help keep your energy up for working out. If you’re trying to run on 5 hours of sleep, chances are you will be too exhausted to get through a workout.
Make being active a lifestyle. If working out is an option, you’ll bail anytime something more appealing comes up. Instead, make it a habit and a part of your everyday life. Soon enough you won’t remember what it was like to go a day without a walk around the block, a 30 minute yoga workout in the morning, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.