"How to Activate Your Healthy Active Lifestyle Fast and Stick With your Fitness Goals"

Sticking to your healthy active lifestyle can be challenging, but it is also very rewarding. 

Learning to be healthy takes time and dedication to your fitness goals. Sticking with those goals also takes time and patience to perfect. 

Don’t be discouraged if you stumble now and then, the most important part is that you get back up and try again.

Here are some tips to help you stick with your fitness goals.

Commit To A healthy Active Lifestyle

Make fitness more than a goal, make it a lifestyle. The more committed you are to your healthy active lifestyle the more likely you will be to stick with them.

  • Tell others about your decision... When we make public our intent to be fit and healthy we also make that commitment more real in our minds. Every so often it is good to reaffirm your commitment to being healthy and fit.
  • Teach others what you have learned about fitness. By teaching others you will gain a unique perspective on how fitness works.
  • Write it down. Write down your commitment to yourself and the specific goals that you want to reach. 

Switch It Up

Your exercise routine should not become boring. Once your workout becomes boring it won’t be long before you stop doing it. Try new things, and keep it fresh and exciting.

  • Take A Class: Instead of doing your same old workout try taking a class. There are so many different classes and teachers, each with their own unique approach to helping you meet your healthy active lifestyle goals. Classes can be really fun, especially when there is an energetic and highly motivating teacher.
  • Also, classes are great places to meet other fitness conscious people, and when you have people with a fitness mindset in your life you are more likely to stick with your healthy active lifestyle. 

Class choices are plentiful and include: aerobics, cycling, Kettle bell, Cross Fit, boot camp, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong, Zumba, and kickboxing, just to name a few.

  • Hire A Personal Trainer: They are experts at motivating people to work out. They will also give you fresh ideas for your workout and can guide you to take your fitness to the next level and that can be motivating in and of itself.


Start Small and Set Specific Goals

When choosing your healthy active lifestyle you should pick a goal that is easy to stick with. Start with small goals and work your way up to the bigger and longer goals. Don’t set a goal that will be too hard to manage. Anything we make hard we will stop doing, make your goals fun and easy.

Goals should be categorized as short and long term, and specific action steps should be included as to how you will reach each of the goals.

Take each goal one step at a time. Break each goal up into steps that are easy to implement. Even a hard goal can be made easier if you break it up.

Starting with smaller goals will help you to build momentum. Each goal that you complete will empower you to start working on the more challenging ones.

Motivation and Momentum

Motivation is the key element to sticking with your plans. It is the driving force that pushes you to succeed and to keep with it. Here are some tips to keep motivated.

  • Remember why you made a fitness goal in the first place! Keep connected with the reasons you started in the first place, when you stumble, use those reasons to motivate yourself.
  • Reward yourself!! When you do well and push through a hard workout remember to reward yourself. If you work out all the time without acknowledging the payoffs and rewards it will be much harder to stick with your goals. A reward will help you to remember how gratifying all the hard work can be.

Momentum is what makes the whole process easier. When we have momentum on our side, nothing can stop us. It’s only when we lose that momentum that it becomes hard to stick to our goals.

  • Don’t take long breaks or to many breaks between your workouts, this will cause you to lose focus and momentum. When you feel that momentum, keep it going.
  • Don’t think about it, just do it. Many people tend to over think and wonder if they should workout or complete a step on their goals action list and this causes them to talk themselves out of doing those things. 

Motivation and momentum are critical to sticking with your healthy active lifestyle. Use your commitment to strengthen your resolve and take each goal one step at a time. Make your workouts fun, exciting and different. Most of all, don’t forget to reward yourself.  

4.  Is Exercise Medicine?

You may have heard, “"It's official..Exercise is medicine” According to ACSM, the go to experts for exercise at  http://www.exerciseismedicine.org.  This is all the more reason to take inactivity off the back burner and get your healthy active lifestyle on track...

5. Put the Components of Health Related Fitness to work for you… 

The health related fitness model covers the five key components that put you in control.  Notice that this is health related and not for the athlete in training, there is a difference... See more here...

By choosing and using the 5 core components of health related fitness, you are sure to get the right amount of a healthy active lifestyle.

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