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5 Tips To Help You Hit Your Fitness Goals

We’ve all been there. We want to be better, eat better and live healthier lives. But let’s be honest. It’s difficult to hit our fitness goals and resolutions – especially when it comes to  committing to workout programs.

And the numbers don’t help.   Reports have shown that 1 in 3 people ditch their goals by the end of January when it comes to newly formed fitness resolutions and almost 75% of newly turned gym rats fail to hit their goals.

But don’t lose heart. Here are 5 tips to help you achieve what you’ve always wanted while beating the odds.

Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s been said that all great things are built piece by piece. Approach your fitness goals in exactly the same way.   Look for small successes and build on top of each one.  Taking a step-by-step approach helps to break up the longer term goal into smaller sprints, making it easier to accomplish your goals. That’s why 30-day challenges are a great way to get anyone to keep their focus and create scalable successes. Once you accomplish one, leverage your recent success and do another one!

Keep A Journal

Don’t forget to track the successes you make. It’s easy to not keep score or stay on top of your fitness performance. But this simple act is key to making sure that you’re moving in the right direction. Try keeping a journal or taking notes after each short-term challenge – what you accomplished and what you felt you could’ve done better. This way, you’re able to look back and make sure you’re keeping yourself accountable and performing at the level you want.

Expect Gradual Improvements

It’s a known fact: in the beginning of every workout/diet plan, people can expect to shed an immediate 5-10 pounds. But this slows in weeks 2 and 3.  So, it’s important to remember that workout plans are always marathons, not sprints.  By managing your expectations, and keeping your focus on the long term, it’s harder to become disheartened in the first couple of days.

It’s All About Food

Nutrition is just as important to a fitness plan as the workouts.  So, it’s always good to be mindful of what you’re putting into your body before and after your workout.  A great way to do this is to follow this blog and others that offer up great ideas for pre and post workout meals – as well as awesome snacking options.  Because your body is a temple, and you only want the best stuff in there.

Mix It Up

Even though it’s about hitting goals, don’t forget that fitness should be fun. Gone are the days of mundane pushups and treadmill running. If you’re feeling the funk of workout boredom, check out other fitness genres that might keep you interested. Nowadays, there are tons of boutique workouts including boxing, rowing, pilates and even trampoline-ing.

Sticking to your workout goals isn’t an easy thing. But if you commit to building on your smaller successes, keep yourself accountable and manage your own expectations, it shouldn’t be as much of a struggle — and you’ll thank yourself in the end.

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How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle That Sticks

By: Fit Bottomed Girls

We think that the secret to getting healthy is finding a healthy lifestyle that works for you (aka one that you can follow forever because it feels good — not like tortuous deprivation). And here’s how to do it, step by step.

Step One: Find What You Like

The first step? Finding stuff that you like. So forget the cucumbers and other veggies you don’t like, and focus on what you do. Same goes for exercise and being active. In fact, go ahead and grab a piece of paper and simply jot down all of the fruits, veggies, whole grains, healthy fats and proteins that you like — plus even less-than-healthy ones like pizza and ice cream. Every single one. Then, do the same with activities. If exercises like Zumba or walking are on your list, great — but don’t limit yourself to just stuff you do at the gym! Things like gardening, watching TV and music count, too.

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5 Ways to Prep for Summer Now

By: Heather Dorak

We have all changed our clocks forward in preparation for summer, but have you done anything else to prepare for bathing suit season?  The winter months can leave us feeling lazier thanks to the cold weather keeping us indoors.  In preparation for the warmer weather ahead, it’s time to make some changes.

  1. Put on your bathing suit:  Pulling your bathing suit out of storage now and putting it on may be scary for some but that’s the point.  If you’re scared to put on your bathing suit, then you need to change a few things in your life.  Committing to looking at yourself in the mirror with your bathing suit on can help determine what you need to do start doing now.

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