Saturday, January 16, 2010

Achieving Fitness Goals Involves Body and Mind

Achieving Fitness Goals Involves Body and Mind

January is cold and bleak, even here in Georgia, so it should come as no surprise that setting fitness goals this time of year can be the equivalent of setting yourself up to fail – unless you develop the mind-set that “this year will be different!”

Fit Body Boot Camp in Woodstock is here to help, with some tips to help you adopt a fitness mind-set and keep your commitment in 2010.

1. Set reasonable goals. If you haven't exercised in awhile, setting a goal of running a marathon in February is not something you're likely to attain, which will only result in frustration and failure. Our indoor boot camp classes offer a perfect solution, as your fellow boot campers include all fitness levels, from beginner level to regular participant. Plus, you can adapt each exercise to your own level of comfort – although your instructors will encourage you to push yourself so your workout has the desired effect.
2. Share your goals. People often set goals, then don't tell anyone else about them. Sharing your fitness goal with someone else helps keep you accountable, and you're less likely to give up or listen to the little voice inside your head that encourages you to hit the “snooze” button on the alarm clock!
3. Figure out what your motivation is. Why do you want to get in shape? Do you want to get your body ready for an upcoming vacation or special event? Do you want to fit back into some of your favorite clothes? Has your doctor informed you that your health is at risk? Or, do you simply want to look and feel better? Whatever your reason, write it down and refer to it often – it will help you keep your focus.
4. Do something you enjoy. No one is going to keep up with a fitness regimen if they get bored. At Fit Body Boot Camp, you're surrounded by like-minded individuals who encourage each other, laugh together and have fun working out, which will help you stay motivated to keep going.
5. Develop a lifestyle that will help you succeed. A regular fitness regimen includes proper nutrition and regular sleep. Your workout will be more effective – and you'll enjoy it more – if your body has the proper fuel and rest to help you achieve your goals.
When your mind's on board for fitness, your body will follow. By taking these steps to achieve a proper mindset, you'll be well on your way to keeping your fitness resolutions in 2010!

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