Ask the Trainer: Keeping on Track
Question: I recently started a workout plan, and it's been going great. Do you have any tips to stay on track?
Answer: My passion for working in this business is to help people like yourself continue to see the results they want and to inspire others around them to make a positive change in their minds and appearance. The reality of long term success is you have to make fitness a way of life. Here are a few ideas to keep you focused:
- Make sure that you are a member of a health club (you can find a Snap Fitness club here) or some type of organization where you are around others who want to be fit and see results. It is a lot more motivating to be working out around a group of people who share similar passions and goals.
- Find a workout partner who you can help and who will keep you motivated and accountable on a daily basis. If you have to meet someone for a workout or if you have to call someone to say “I can’t make it,” you are less likely to miss. Find a friend to do this or make one at the gym who works out at the same time as you do.
- Self accountability- Write down your goals, make copies, keep a copy next to the bed and/or on your desk at work. You need something staring back at your face saying that you can do this. Commit to yourself and share your goals with others who know what you are trying to achieve.
- Pick a time that works for YOU- I have to get up every day at 5:00 a.m. to get my workout in. I know if I put off my workout I may get pulled into a meeting at lunch and that after work I will make too many excuses. You need to find the time of day that works best for you and stick to your guns.