When it comes to fitness, you probably have an end goal in mind: a certain weight, what you want to look like, or what you want to be able to do. But in the real world, getting real results can be tough. Three basic habits can help you get there.
- Be consistent with exercise. If you do well for a while, then quit, then come back, then quit again, the on-off cycle won’t get you where you want to be. Consistency creates real rewards. Put your exercise day in your calendar. Coming to the gym right after returning from a vacation or immediately after the holidays gets you back into the groove so you stay consistent. One of the secrets of those who work out consistently is that they go to the gym even when they don’t feel like it. You can capture that feeling, too.
- Don’t give in to the classic excuse, “Life gets in the way.” Sure it does. For everyone. But only if you let it.
- Find your why. What is your ultimate goal? To be able to ski better, to enjoy your favorite hobbies longer into life or just be strong and healthy as you age? Determine what you really want and that will greatly help you stick with it.
Jill Strand and Chris Radke are owners and certified trainers at UpLift Guided Fitness in Woodbury.