Working out once is easy. Even working out for a week or a month is doable. The challenge of personal fitness comes from transforming your mentality to make working out a permanent part of your life. Motivation is usually high at the start of a personal fitness journey. But by the second or third month, most people begin to skip workouts or stay away from the gym for entire weeks. Once you meet the challenge of getting in shape, you may wonder how to stay in shape by turning your personal fitness routine into a lifelong habit.
Don’t do it on your own.
The decision to get a personal trainer when you first start working out is an easy one. However, if you’ve hit a slump in your motivation, it’s a great time to re-up your trainer package. Don’t try to grind through your workout, especially if you’re not enjoying them anymore. Be honest with your trainer about what’s working for you and what isn’t.
Rather than gritting your teeth through treadmill cardio, a trainer can help you find activities and classes that are more engaging and get you excited about fitness. A trainer will also bring an outside perspective to your lifestyle and pinpoint aspects of your routine and nutrition that may hold you back from achieving your goals.
Add more variety to your workout schedule.
Some people enjoy the predictability of a regular workout schedule. But it might be time to incorporate new activities into your routine if you’re dragging your feet on the way to the exercise bike or weight room.
Spin classes, High-Intensity Interval Training, gym rock walls, and Crossfit are all new approaches to working out that can help you out of a slump. When you’re excited about new challenges, your body will be more engaged in the activity, delivering results that may have been lacking from your usual routine.
Keep setting new goals.
Often when people set a single fitness goal, such as an amount of weight loss, or performance improvement, their motivation disappears once they achieve it. As you work towards your current goals, think about where you’d like to go next once you reach them.
Maybe following weight loss, you want to put on some muscle mass, improve your cardio endurance, or learn a new sport. Personal fitness is a lifelong journey, and by always setting new goals, you’ll always have a reason to go to the gym.
Find your internal motivation for personal fitness.
When individuals externalize their fitness goals, such as losing weight for a wedding or bulking up for the summer, they’re less likely to make exercise a permanent part of their life. At Bmorefitbody POSSE, we teach clients to internalize their motivation for not just personal fitness but life transformations.
When your motivation is exclusively for you, such as improving your overall health, you’re more likely to stick with it through the occasional slump.
Bmorefitbody POSSE provides support and training to make it easy to maintain your personal fitness routine.
At Bmorefitbody POSSE, we understand how difficult it is to turn daily workouts into a personal fitness routine. James brings experience from many aspects of the fitness industry to clients, including as a celebrity trainer, gym trainer, and group class instructor. Our approach draws upon his varied experiences to provide clients with resources beyond working out to define what holistic wellness looks like for them. The POSSE Process is a total transformation of every aspect of your life that isn’t delivering positivity to your life. When you’re willing to tackle all the challenges that you have the ability to change, you’re ready to join the POSSE.
Contact James with Bmorefitbody POSSE to learn more about what total transformation means for you and get started on your personal fitness journey.