It is possible that more sweat will be spilled in the gym in the first days of the coming year than there was over the course of the month. Unfortunately, the list of physical exercise for the next year often omits spiritual training. Here are some recommendations on how to achieve and retain physical fitness.
With realism against disappointment
MomyFit movement trainer and mother of three Ramona Simona Mezgaile has noticed over the course of her career that people who suffer disappointment and lose motivation often hope for unreal results. To avoid disappointment, there should be clear and achievable goals and approach for their realization – burning away in one week’s time everything that was accumulated over a course of a year is impossible. Preparation of a healthy dinner, on the other hand, is very possible.
The power of defining a goal
When setting a goal, it is advised to avoid comparing to others. What’s most important is forging the ‘you’ of tomorrow. There are two kinds of goals – dreams and reality. Dream goals are great because they help motivate and encourage acting. Unfortunately, the initially strong desire does tend to fade over time if the goal is not realized. To avoid disappointment, instead of ‘burning a dozen kilograms’ immediately, first at least try burning a few kilograms. Dividing a dream into smaller ones and more realistic goals will help preserve motivation and ensure constant progress.
Certainty is key to success
The fitness trainer recommends setting a goal that is specific, realistic and easily measurable. To ensure success, the trainer recommends using several useful gadgets – MyFitness Pal app and Samsung Gear Fit2 smart bracelet.
How to use 24 hours?
«If you want to lose weight but spend months doing nothing, it means you did not make it a priority. A priority is something you focus on achieving,» – said the fitness trainer. There are many ways a person can use the 24 hours provided to him or her every day. It is possible to use the time of day to limit unproductive activities and instead focus on fitness training or active leisure. Smart-phone applications can help follow weight loss and training intensity.
Progress is a powerful motivator
To achieve results, it is necessary to look for them in the right places – it is not enough to stand on scales. Changes to the body require a long time to realize. Because of that, to maintain motivation, pay attention to how your body changes in different aspects. Pay attention and pick areas where you wish to improve and push forward!
No gain without rest
Eight-hour sleep is essential to feel and look good every day, as is having a healthy diet and performing adequate physical activity. If a person uses up rest hours, it reduces his or her working ability, immune system. It also increases stress. All of that results in excess weight.