Following are three tips to help you persevere and overcome obstacles on your health and fitness journey:
1. Practice positive self-talk. Negative self-talk is disturbingly common, particularly as people compare themselves to other people – a phenomenon more common with the influence of social media and the window into other people’s lives (or so far as they claim). Taking the time to reassure yourself and convince yourself of your worth can make a huge difference in helping you achieve your goals.
2. Identify realistic goals. If your goals aren’t attainable – whether due to your lifestyle or because the goals themselves are, for whatever reason, unrealistic – what’s the point? You will ultimately become stuck, sad, or angry and may ultimately give up.
3. Make time and a plan. It’s great that you want to achieve certain goals but how and when will you achieve them? Without a detailed plan (what, how and by when), you can’t effectively measure and note progress made.
Talk to your trainer for more tips on how you can positively influence your health and fitness journey.