Goal Setting for Exercise? Here’s our Top Tips.
We just wanted to offer some free advice because success in fitness starts with setting the right goals.
So the JRF team has collected their top tips for helping you stay on track and keeping motivated.
1. Get into a routine and make a plan.
Set yourself up with success by following your meal plan and start meal prepping. Organizing your meals following your meal plan will make it easier to follow your meal plans and you’ll be less likely to go off track with meals prepared in advance. This can also be applied to your workout plan. Getting up a little earlier and making sure you have given yourself time to get in your workout can help boost productivity for your day. A morning workout combined with the endorphin rush can help you feel more motivated and can keep you on track with your nutrition plan.
2. Take a step back and look at your mindset.
In order to reach your full potential, you need to have complete trust in the process and keep your mind filled with positive thoughts that motivate you to keep going, even when things get difficult. Sometimes a slight change in perspective is all you need to help get you out of a low slump. Those who remain in a positive state do not often need to be reminded of why they’re going through this journey as they are finding the good aspects of their transformation and keep their end goal front of mind.
3. Surround yourself with a strong support system or get a buddy.
Joining forces with someone who shares like-minded goals will help drive you to stick with your plans and help you reach your goals. You can keep each other accountable and push each other through any low slumps and keep your goals front of mind.
4. Set your goals.
Having a few smaller goals can help motivate you and can stop you from feeling overwhelmed if you feel like your ultimate goal is out of reach. Smaller goals help give you direction and a plan towards your big goal. Your small goal can be anything related to your end goal, for example, you want to lose 5kg in 4 weeks. Your small goal can be simple like “Follow my meal and exercise plan 100% for week 1” once you tick that off you can push yourself further in week 2 by adding a daily walk into your routine. These small steps give you something to focus on without feeling overwhelmed.
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