If you’re not already a regular gym goer and you’re looking to get fit, the idea of starting a new fitness regime can be pretty daunting. Sometimes the hardest part of the process of getting fit is making the decision to try – so if you’ve already decided and committed to your goal then you’ve passed one of the hardest hurdles!
Whether your goal is to gain muscle, lose weight or to get fit in order to prevent any serious conditions or life threatening diseases, staying focused throughout your journey may present itself with an abundance of mental and physical obstacles. If you use these 7 helpful tips to help you stay focused you’ll be sure to reach your goals!
1. Set A (Realistic) Goal
First things first – it’s always important to set a goal. This way you have something to work towards and you can plan your workouts in accordance to what you want to achieve. It’s important to set realistic and specific goals throughout your fitness journey and adjust and make new ones once you’ve reached the one you have been working towards. If you set an unrealistic goal right at the beginning it might discourage you and make you think that what you want to achieve will never happen.
For example, if your goal is to run a half marathon you would want to give yourself plenty of time to prepare for that 22km run! Most new marathon runners give themselves several months in advance to train and consistently increase their mileage every few weeks until they can complete 22km. That being said, you also don’t want to dive in too fast too soon as this could result in an injury which could prevent you from getting fit.