Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution
At the end of each year, many people make new year’s resolutions that can include anything from giving up smoking, to getting back in shape. Our aim at Mr Supplement is to provide you with the resources to help you achieve your goals.
Make A Goal. When it comes to making your resolution a reality, goal setting is an important tool. To start making progress, you first have to start by identifying your goal. Don’t make your goal too hard to achieve, as this may serve to demotivate you. If you want to lose or gain weight, for example, break down the amount you’d like to achieve into smaller amounts. The smaller, and more attainable these goals are, the more likely they are to motivate you further. Keep this time frame realistic too for this reason. As a general rule, the faster you want to gain muscle, the more likely it is to be water and fat, which is not desirable.
Design Your Program to Suit Your Goal. Now that you have your goals established, and set this to a realistic time frame, plot your desired progress on your calendar to give you the necessary point of reference. Design your training programme with this in mind. Many resources are available to help you do this, including books and DVDs. Don’t make this programme too difficult, or it may be discouraging. Also consider using online resources such as bulletin boards to help you plan your program.
Set up an Offline or Online Profile. Use photos, and detailed statistic keeping to plot your progress. In this technological age, you can even post these on your online page, such as Facebook, or on other online profile pages.
Get Advice From The Right People. If you are not confident researching how to achieve your goals, seek the advice of others or a qualified trainer. This expertise can help bring you closer to achieving your goals. If you are not already a member of a gym, seek one that is compatible with your needs and schedule.
Track Your Progress. Once you have your goals and trainer (if applicable) in place, you need to design a training programme with your goals in mind. Track your progress as you go along to ensure that you are on track. Measuring body weight, fat and limb circumferences are useful measurements to take along the way. Don’t get side tracked by the scales, as the other measurements of body composition may be more useful. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you may find that there is some weight gain, as you build muscle from your training. Your bodyfat measurement would be a more useful reference in this case. Keeping regular and accurate measurements should also serve to motivate you as you progress.
Choose Your Goals & Act on Them. Only you can decide what your goals are, and act to set your goals in motion. Use all tools you have to help you achieving your goals, from research from books and DVDs, the internet as well as books and your trainer, if you have one. Don’t make excuses, set your goals in stone and make a plan you’ll stick to. Be persistent, and once you achieve progress, your motivation will be reinforced, driving you closer to your eventual goal.