When you’re working toward a fitness goal, there is really only one person responsible for achieving success. You!
Holding yourself accountable for the work that needs to happen to get results is not always easy, but it’s usually worth it. But it means that you have to own your improvement and execute the necessary actions. So how do you do that?
Here are a few suggestions on how to take ownership of your fitness:
1. Recruit some help.
When you’re ready to take ownership of your fitness, know that you don’t have to go it alone. Recruit some help! You might ask a friend to join you as a workout buddy, work with a personal trainer, or ask your fitness instructor those questions you’ve meant to ask for weeks. Holding yourself accountable to your fitness goals will be much more manageable when you have some help standing by to support you.
2. Track your training.
Another great way to take ownership of your fitness journey is by tracking your training and workouts. By keeping a log of all the work you do, you’ll be able to see actual data and chart your progress. At first, you might be surprised at what you discover. Perhaps you’ve been doing less than what you assumed – maybe more? Either way, keeping track of your workout data in the future allows you to measure your progress and identify where you can still improve.
3. Show up.
No matter how much you want to skip a workout, work on holding yourself accountable and do what you can to show up. Yes, the couch is comfortable, and the new season of your favorite show just got added to Netflix, but the couch and your queue can wait. Find a way to brush off your excuses and show up for your workouts.
4. Do the work.
Alright, you showed up to work out! Great! Now, the next part is committing to the work. We all probably know how a workout feels when you’re working hard vs. when you pretty much phone it in and go through the motions. And some days, you might need to take it easy. But not every day! Work on developing the self-discipline needed to push yourself to work hard.
5. Start small.
Committing to your own fitness journey can be overwhelming. If you’re not sure where to start, start small. Make one small change. And once you’ve conquered that first hurdle, move to the next small step. Significant changes won’t happen right away. But if you take a series of little steps, those will all add up to amazing results.
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