Mapping your fitness program
There are 3 important factors to consider when mapping out your fitness program. They are crucial to keeping you inspired and motivated.
No 1. Set realistic goals. Start with an easy goal you know you can achieve. Work within your own ability to perform. You need to take a step-by-step approach to any fitness program. Set small goals and achieve them one by one. A series of small accomplishments over time will lead to big improvements before you even realize it.
No 2. Take a positive approach. Congratulations! You have made the decision to improve your life. That is reason enough to feel good about yourself. Now use that positive energy to power yourself through your new fitness program. Be confident about making healthy choices.
Approach your actions with a smile and optimism. Optimism increases your chances of sticking with your program.
No 3. Measure your progress. The best way for you to stay on track is to measure your progress. That way you can actually see yourself improving.
Years ago when I was a student I decided it was time to cut down on coffee, I was drinking six cups a day! My first goal was to drink coffee only with meals and to have only one and a half cups per meal for a period of 2 weeks.
I was able to handle that so I proceeded to make my next measurable goal. I had one cup of coffee every two meals. After another two weeks, I set my final measurable goal. Now I'll have only one cup
of coffee a day, and only in the morning.
By taking controlled and measurable steps to achieving your goals, you can alter, change or eliminate bad habits. Through the same process you can also introduce and cultivate good habits in your life.