It can often feel as though the means by which to get fit are simply out of our own hands. For instance, we could be dieting, but then an invite for a meal out or that piece of cake calling our name during a special event may set back our progress, not because of the indulgence itself, but because this leads to us eating more and justifying falling of the wagon a little bit.
It’s also not hard to see how the last year has taken many of our fitness journeys and quashed them, as it’s hard to routinely keep up with a particular weightlifting schedule (to use an example) when the gyms are all closed. For that reason, it’s a good idea to know how to empower our own fitness journey as necessary, especially if starting out or re-starting-out.
This can help us not only become better and more disciplined as that pertains to our health, but in ensuring we become fit and healthy through a means that is right for us, and only us. Let’s consider some advice to help you get there:
Keep Track Of Your Progress & Journal
When you keep track of your progress, you can start to implement goals and figure out what it might take to achieve them. This can also help you avoid feeling demotivated from time to time, as yes, today you might have had a bad workout, but you can see that the overarching progress of the last month is nothing to sniff about or forget. Many people discredit themselves and the work they’ve done, but when you have it in black and white, it’s hard to ignore that you’re on the right path.
Try A New Training Protocol
Many people think that they have to stick to one training protocol in order to get fit, and yes, when you find one that works for you, it’s good to train in a particular direction should you hope to see results. But you don’t have to choose the perfect approach first time around. It’s healthy to see what exercises work for you. Perhaps intermittent fasting is a great way for you to diet and maintain your caloric intake, for others, it might be that engaging in a keto diet is the best way forward. When you give yourself room to experiment, you give yourself space to succeed.
Invest In Your Health & Fitness
It’s good to invest in your fitness approach. Getting a great pair of workout shoes, for instance, can take you a long way. Investing in strength equipment for your own home use can be worthwhile if you have the space to store it. If you wish to, investing in a personal training session just to get acclimated to your new gym can help you start with the best momentum possible, while for others, purchasing a great supplement range can help them optimize their health after the fact. Don’t be afraid to spend money on your fitness journey, just know what you’re purchasing is worth that investment.
With this advice, we hope you can empower your own fitness journey as necessary.