Staying on Track!
Hi Fusers :) Hope you're having a great week thus far!
Most of us made some health and fitness goals a couple of months back. Wasn't it easy to be gung-ho at the beginning of the new year, when we were motivated to have a fresh start, work hard and keep a positive attitude?
However, life happens and sometimes we get derailed off our path toward our goals. Often it is a short series of small derailments that topple us, leaving us feeling defeated. We're here to encourage everyone revisit your goals. Take an honest look at where you are right now and let's get back on track!
First and foremost, forgive yourself if you haven't quite stayed the course with your goals. We are all human, nobody is perfect. Both life's enjoyments and stresses can lead us to make not-so-healthy choices. Take a moment to recognize this and keep it in mind. It is not how far we fall, but how we get back up that makes the difference in life.
Maybe your goals were not quite realistic. Remember that if you completely deprive yourself of your greatest pleasures (wine, chocolate, etc.), your body will not feel satisfied and you're more likely to end up bingeing. Keep your goals realistic. Cut back so that you can still meet your goals, but allow yourself some room to relax and enjoy. Quality of life and good mental health are also very important.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Share your goals with someone! By putting yourself out there and using the buddy system for motivation, you're more likely to stay on track because you'll be checking in with someone about your progress.
Be Honest with Yourself
This is very important. We all know our weaknesses, and it's far too easy to make excuses for them. Eating out too often? "Well, you know, I just don't have time to cook...." Indulging in your sweet tooth too much? "Well, I just needed some instant energy because I haven't been sleeping well...." Do these excuses sound familiar? Identify your weaknesses and keep them in check.
We're all in this together. We all get off track and lose motivation, but let's encourage and inspire ourselves and each other to be the best version of ourselves we can be.
Yours in Health,
Kristin @ The Fuse Fitness