January is often a time for new resolutions and fresh starts, including fitness goals. But as the month comes to a close, motivation can start to fade. So how do you stick with your fitness goals and avoid becoming another statistic in the resolution failure rate?
The answer lies in developing the right mindset.
First and foremost, it's important to understand the power of simply showing up. Even on days when you don't feel like it, putting in the effort to hit the gym or go for a run can profoundly impact your progress. Consistency is key; by consistently showing up, you are building habits that will lead to long-term success.
I recently did a podcast episode with a father of four. He told me that just getting in the habit of showing up to the gym was a game changer. He knew that even if it was a lackluster workout, just building the consistency of showing up would pay off.
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In order to maintain this consistency, discipline is crucial. Making fitness a non-negotiable part of your daily routine and prioritizing it above other distractions or temptations will help ensure that you stay on track. By being disciplined, you are showing yourself and those around you that your fitness goals are a priority, and that you are committed to making them a reality.
Motivation is overrated. I am hardly ever motivated to train but I do it anyway. Be disciplined and keep showing up. The more times that you show up when you are unmotivated, the easier it becomes.
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Another important aspect of maintaining a successful fitness routine is having a growth mindset. Instead of viewing exercise as a chore or punishment, see it as an opportunity to improve and grow. Celebrate your progress, no matter how small, and don't be discouraged by setbacks.
Remember that success is not achieved overnight but through consistent effort and determination.
Find ways to make fitness enjoyable and sustainable. Whether it's trying new workouts, setting new challenges, or finding a workout buddy. Find what works for you and make it a part of your routine. This will not only keep you motivated, but it will also ensure that fitness becomes a lifelong habit, rather than just a fleeting resolution.
The key to sticking with fitness goals lies in developing the right mindset. By showing up consistently, being disciplined, adopting a growth mindset, and finding ways to make fitness enjoyable, you can turn your resolution into a lifelong habit and crush your goals.
Embrace the power of showing up and make fitness a non-negotiable part of your daily routine.