It’ll be hard at some point. Even if you find ways to change your habits, even if you start small and gain momentum- at some point it’ll be tough. Losing weight and keeping it off. Getting stronger and in better shape. Whatever it is, it’ll get tough. In the beginning, the wins are easy. Then they’re not. The weight gets heavier, losing the last few pounds becomes tougher. Keep pushing, Nothing grows in your comfort zone. Step outside.
Here’s a list of things you can do to make sure you’re staying on track:
- Record what you do! Measure your progress in the gym. Write down how far you walked or for how long or at what pace. Track your steps in the day. If you don’t measure it, you won’t know when you’ve improved. When you improve, you’ll get an emotional boost to get better.
- Sweat. Push. At some point, you’ll need to get uncomfortable. Embrace it. Tell yourself that it’s coming and that it’s okay.
- Find a workout partner. Get someone to hold you accountable. They’ll push you more than you know.
- Have some structure to your training. Have some hard days and some easy days. Every workout doesn’t need to be brutal. Have some days where you push hard and some where you go for a walk.