“I don’t understand why I’m not seeing results!” It’s something we’ve heard over and over again. One of my favorite quotes is: If you want change, you have to do something you haven’t done before.
If you want change, if you want MORE results, you need to step it up. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Keep a Fitness journal. Do you know how many miles your shoes have ran? You would if you kept track of your runs. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology strongly recommends Fitness Journals. Not only will you keep track of your workouts but you can go back in time- what was I doing in 2013 that allowed me to be so strong on that mountain trip? You can also avoid overloading your body and find the patterns that will point to adding more weights or reps.
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2. Set Goals! You can’t simply let this go by the way side. Even if you aren’t training to win first place, you need goals. Use “SMART Goals”: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.
I’ve always been taught- if you goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
WRITE THEM DOWN! (yes, I’m writing in all caps. It’s THAT important). The best athletes and the most successful business men have something in common. They all write down their goals and have them in a place they can see them and see them often. On your mirror. On your fridge. On your dashboard of the car. As the wall paper of your phone. Life gets busy and it’s easy to lose sight of your goals. Put them out there. Remind yourself often of your goals.
3. Mix it Up! If your daily workout is the same, every single day, your body won’t keep changing. That workout will become the norm for your mind and body. It’s important that you cross train for your sport. Are you hiking? Make sure you do more then just walk. You need weights and other forms of cardio. Try a spin class. A family bike ride. Cardio dance. Running. Ice skating. Fast and slow days are important too.
Try these three things THIS week and let’s see some results. I know you can do it!