5 Practical Ways to Accomplish Your Fitness Goals

June 11, 2018

You might have probably set yourself several new year’s resolutions at the start of this year, and there are chances that you have included one or two fitness goals, be it losing a certain number of pounds or maybe something simpler such as being able to run a mile without stopping. Whatever be the goal you set, it is crucial that you are consistent with what you do. Consistency is what separates the winners from the quitters. But maintaining consistency and motivating yourself to hit the gym early in the morning, or choosing to run rather than chilling with Netflix and pizza is easier said than done.
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S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting
The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound. Being very specific about what it is that you want to accomplish, and at the same time deciding on a doable target (something like, “I’m going to lose 10 pounds this year”, not something like, “I’m going to get that six-pack by the end of this month) is instrumental when it comes to staying motivated. Set yourself a deadline, and do your best to complete it. If you don’t bind your goals by time, there’s no pressure or motivation for you to give all out.

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Focus on The Process, Not on The Outcome
One main reason why people don’t do the things that make them better is they are scared. That’s right, they are bound by the captivity of negativity. Their internal dialogue might be something like, “What if I don’t get there, what if I still have a tummy at the end of this year?”. 
The sad part is that such negative thoughts result in them indulging in negative actions such as procrastinating or just quitting on their workout regimes. 

By choosing to focus on the process (solely on your efforts and the amount of work you get done each day), you take the pressure off of you. Suddenly, you find yourself thinking about what you can do to meet your daily targets (x number of pushups or squats) rather than thinking about how much you will weigh this New Year’s Eve. By placing your emphasis on the process, you’re telling yourself that your first priority is that you put in the effort because you know that if you put in the effort, you will get the results you want no matter what.

Find a partner
Having someone to gym or perhaps run with is one sure-shot way to keep yourself motivated. Choose someone whom you’re close with, someone who has got fitness among their top three priorities and most importantly someone who can motivate you to take action.

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Create a selfie diary
This is a really fun and effective way to stay motivated all through the year. If abs are what you’re aiming for and you’ve got a belly right now, that’s ok, start clicking photos. After your workout session, take your shirt off and take a hot selfie, and tell yourself that getting that 6 pack will make you happy. After all, what is life if you don’t work for what makes you happy? 

Visualize the six-pack forming as you take selfies every day, create this chain, this habit, to workout with all you got. There’s this app called 1 second every day which you might find helpful.

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Focus on forming good habits
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You might have developed some bad habits which are holding you back from victory. Instead of focusing on what has happened, think about what you can do. Choose to form a good habit that replaces your bad one. Habits are the building blocks of life so the habits you develop will determine the quality of the life you live. So, commit to forming the right habits starting from now.

A habit takes 23 days with consistent action to be formed, what are you waiting for?
The biggest hurdle one must overcome to put in consistent action is themselves. 

To keep yourself motivated, do your best to follow the tips mentioned above and be persistent. You will reach your destination :)

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  1. percayalah ~ goals untuk fitness asyik lari je sebab malas :p hehehe

    1. Haaa itu yang kena cari partner. baru syok!!!

  2. good one. if u have enough determination n will power, nothing can stop you from doing so.

  3. Pernah buat dulu sebab nak ideal, dah dapat terus stop. Nak mula balik, hm hmm.

  4. I had partner but still a failure... How...?

  5. Very good information.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. The third on tuuuu. Nad selalu teringinnn sangat nak jogging, tapi takde kawan. Rasa bahaya pulak nak jogging sensorang heheh.