Like anything in life, your fitness goals take dedication, hard work and resilience. Most people will experience peaks and valleys while on their fitness journey, but most people stick with it for the same reasons: to feel good emotionally, physically and spiritually, while increasing self-confidence in their daily lives.
Whether your focus is on eating properly, exercising on a regular basis or working on better self-care, your personal goals can differ from the results that you’re seeing. There are a number of reasons why this occurs. You need to narrow down specific questions to ask yourself to figure out exactly what results you want.
How to Train Your Brain and Body for Long-Term Results
The way you wire your brain and body will be what helps you to reach all of your goals, whether they are fitness related or not.
We recommend that you follow these steps to help you become the best possible version of yourself:
- Be clear with your goals. Ask yourself, “What do I want to get out of this?” Are you looking to get away from pain, add joy to your life, feel healthier or feel more in control? Knowing why you’re involved in fitness will help you understand where you want to end up and how to get there.
- What is your motivator? Pain can be a great motivator and so can liking the way you look in a mirror, but don’t rely on any one reason. Are you looking to feel more energetic, healthier or sexier? Whatever your reason is, embrace it and don’t get complacent. Know your main goal and stick to it whole-heartedly.
- Attitude is everything. Things that make you feel good create dopamine. You can gain this not just by working out but feeling good about it. Embrace the struggle and find positive in it. Strive to get to where you want to be and make sure to have a smile on your face while getting there.
- Set yourself up for success. Go into whatever you do with an open mind and a positive demeanour. When working out, play music that makes you feel good. Focus on the little victories that you’re seeing in your workouts and pat yourself on the back when you achieve person goals. You can be your biggest critic but also your biggest ally.
- Find positivity in the struggle. You have your own reasons for working out and sometimes it can feel discouraging, but even if you have a down day or don’t feel overly confident, remember why you’re doing it. Own your struggles and overcome them. Do it for you and nobody else.
You are creating positive micro-actions, habits and an overall lifestyle with everything you do. Make healthy meals, get into a workout regimen and practice self-care because you are worth all of the hard work and more!
Check out our video to learn more about how you can train your body and brain for positive long-term fitness results.
If you’re looking to start working out, need help with your current workout or what the next step should be in your fitness path, contact the personal training experts at Push!Fit.