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12 Tips For Fitness Success (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 1:29 am

There are many things you can do to help ensure better fitness success. Some of which include:

  1. Find a fitness buddy  

    Choose wisely when it comes to finding a buddy to hit the gym or sidewalk with. Choose a friend who shares an interest in the fitness activities you enjoy, and one who will encourage you to continue working out instead of opt for the drive-thru instead.

  2. Carve out “fit-ortunities’ wherever you can find them  

    You don’t necessarily need a solid free hour to exercise. In our fast-paced world, few can routinely carve out large chunks of time to make it to the gym, but that needn’t be the case. If you find 10 minutes between appointments, then another 10 later on for a cardio burst, and maybe 10 more for some pre-bed yoga, you are doing great!

  3. Make sure you’re decked-for-success  

    You won’t want to workout if your shoes and clothes are uncomfortable or inappropriate for the activities you wish to do. Invest in some good quality, well-fitting sneakers and some breathable workout clothing so you can work out in comfort and style.

  4. Pump up your playlist

    By tailoring your tunes to suit your workout, you could burn even more calories. If you are listening to your ‘slow chill’ playlist, you’ll likely be more laid back, but if you are listening to your motivational (or “pump-up”) playlist with upbeat music, you may push your workout a little harder. Good music can also distract you from the workout at hand as well, which is helpful for those who don’t love working out as much as others may.

  5. Document your journey  

    Another fitness success tip is to take before and after photos. Take one when you really start to get into your fitness journey so you can see how far you’ve come later. This will really help make your progress tangible, and help to encourage you to stay the course and continue toward your goal.

  6. Avoid the daily weigh-in

    Daily weigh-ins may work for some people, but more often than not they can be discouraging. Weight fluctuates daily, starting lower in the morning and steadily changing throughout the day. Many factors can effect these daily numbers which can lead to false readings. Weekly or biweekly weigh-ins can show more drastic changes which can be encouraging (or can serve as motivation to work harder), and get a better idea of your weight minus daily fluctuations.

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