Updated: Apr 12
There are many times in our fitness journey, that we feel extremely lost with regard to where we are headed and whether we are doing everything right. This confusion can allow us to become de-motivated at times and make us take some crazy decisions in haste which don’t help our progress in any way. It is very important, at times like these, to not get dejected and think with a clear mind about the way forward. Here is a list of 12 things to keep in mind whenever you feel you are not making progress or are slipping in your realistic fitness goals.
1. Being realistic
It doesn’t serve very well to be an unrealistic dreamer when it comes to long-term fitness goals. You have to understand the hard truth that everything takes time and every human body is different. Also, all the results are proportional to the effort and planning that goes into it and of course not to forget, access to the right information or right coach. What kind of workout or eating plans you are following? Do they suit your body? You could also be having other areas that might need looking into for holistic results for eg. your stress levels, hormonal imbalance, etc.
2. Having a short term and long term goal in mind
It is very important to know for a beginner what you want to achieve in the next few months and the next few years, being realistic, and then put it down on paper. This will help you focus on one thing at a time and not worry about too many things together. Once you have broken down your goals, they become easier to reach and keep you motivated. If you work on the short-term goals, the long-term will get looked after on their own.
3. Scheduling time in your calendar for your workouts
Treat your fitness goals in terms of workouts and meal planning like any other important appointment of the day and give it time and respect. Once it’s in your calendar, it will get done.
4. Plan your meals
Separate out time once or twice a week to plan your meals rather than waking up last minute and then cooking just about anything or eating out. This can really hit your fitness goals badly.
5. Schedule your grocery regularly
Few things to keep in mind when you go grocery shopping:
Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. You will end up buying a whole lot of unnecessary stuff.
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