The new year comes hand in hand with new goals, but what stops us? What keeps us from achieving our goals? Well, there are two things, actually: getting going and then keeping going. In part one of this two-part series, I shared how to get things going when you set a goal.
This week on the Fit is Freedom Podcast, part 2, is all about how to stay on track once you’ve gotten started! These five tips for staying on track will be sure to help you reach your goals and maintain them indefinitely!
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- Ask Me Anything: From Getting Back with Your Fitness on Track to Starting over from Injuries and Much More – Episode 172
- Kayak, Yoga, Adventure, and Mindset Master: Interview with Anna Levesque – Episode 171
- Fitness Challenges Suck, But Challenging Yourself is the Smartest Move You Can Make – Episode 170
- Part 2: How to Stay on the Fitness Track when Life gets Messy! – Episode 169
- Part 1: How to Get on Track with Your Fitness – for Life! – Episode 168
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Top Tips for Staying on Track
Long-term consistency doesn’t magically happen after you get going. Oftentimes, staying on track can be the hardest once life starts happening. From minor inconveniences to unavoidable situations, even people with the best intentions struggle to stick with their health and fitness goals. Here are my five favorite tips for staying on track…
FPA, otherwise known as “friggin plan ahead,” is my biggest and most important tip! From setting out your clothes the night before to checking the weather for the week to meal prepping. Taking time beforehand to establish your plan will significantly increase the likelihood that you will follow through with your plans.
While you may want to avoid using your best friend or partner, having an objective source to serve as accountability can greatly increase your stick-with-it-ness. Maybe it’s an app or a coach, or even a small group of friends with a similar goal. Having people know your plans and aspirations will make you think twice when you want to skip out or quit.
Seeing yourself accomplish a goal before actually doing so will greatly increase your motivation and dedication. It can be as simple as imagining yourself buttoning a pair of jeans you haven’t been able to wear in a while or crossing the finish line of an important race.
4. Fitness Statement
I always like having my clients come up with a question that they can answer in the form of a fitness statement. For example, asking, “Why do I wake up feeling so amazing?” And the answer is, “Because I am so healthy and vibrant!” Positive words and statements build our confidence and affirm our “why.” You should consider giving this a try!
My final tip for staying on track with your goals, whether it’s the New Year or just another random Tuesday, is anchoring. I’ve found this incredibly helpful on my journey, which is why I’m sharing this with you today. You can anchor with smell, taste, touch, etc. Personally, I’ve found touch to be most effective for me. I rub my fingers together while focusing on how good I feel after a big workout or race. Through anchoring, I’m connecting my feelings with my body and affirming the positive outcomes!
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