Hey Saskatoon, have you already lost your New Years ambition to get to the gym? It's really easy to get excited about starting that training program when you're just starting a new gym membership, or rejuvenating the one you have been ignoring since the summer. Here are a few tips that can help you keep on track, permanently:
1. Have a plan! If you can plan ahead, your ability to stay the course will be that much better and you'll be able to avoid external stresses and time constraints.
2. Be disciplined! Make sure you do everything from eating, planning, training and resting with consistency. Once you find your groove, anything that deviates from the routine will be your motivation to get back on track.
3. Stay positive! All the negative influences over a few days seem to accumulate and cause your drive to workout to completely crumble. Leave it all behind you. Dwelling on the negative things in life, even on the way to the gym, will make you feel like turning around and going straight home. After that, you'll wind up feeling guilty that you missed your workout, and the negativity continues.
4. Define your goal! To simply go to the gym is not a goal. Too often you might find yourself going through the motions and not facing the challenge each day. Choose where you want to be and what you want to achieve. Otherwise you'll never realize that you've succeeded