Is it too late to say it? Ahh well…Happy New Year lovely readers. Hands up if you made a New Year’s resolution to up your fitness game, get into fitness and improve your health (if you’re reading this on the tube, dare you to put your hand up)? And now hand’s up if you have stuck to your resolutions past the first two weeks in January?
It’s one of those things we all do, myself included. We set so many goals for ourselves in a time of pressure for constant self-improvement and it can all feel a little overwhelming, usually resulting in giving up before you really get going. So this is where I come in with some survival tips for making the most of your training ventures in 2015 which I hope will help you on your journey…
1. Do something you ENJOY! Consistency is key when it comes to training and trying to do something regularly which you simply don’t enjoy very much means you’re less likely to keep it up… There are so many options out there as individual as you are and you mustn’t be afraid to PLAY and try things outs… have FUN!!
2. FOCUS your goals and don’t overwhelm yourself. I am a sucker for making a really long list and then struggling to know where to start so this is something I am also working on in 2015. Give yourself two to three fitness goals to attack and this should help you to stay on track. When working on your goals remember to enjoy the PROCESS and celebrate achievements as you go…
3. Being ACCOUNTABLE to someone can really help on those days you struggle to find motivation. If you have a friend who also wants to train, agree times in the week to work out together…encouragement, support and maybe a touch of competitiveness could be just what you need. There is also the option of hiring a Personal Trainer to kick your butt and help you to really step out of that ‘comfort zone’ – It can also be a positive way of beating plateaus and ruts.
4. FIT KIT is my weakness. There’s nothing better than a super slick pair of leggings to get me in the mind set for training like a warrior – It’s the lycra effect. Investing in great training gear can give you a real boost and it’s also a lovely reward for yourself…feeling good is really important. Some of my favourite brands for kit (not just for girls) include: fizzYcaL, lululemon, Adidas, Primavera and GymLuxe….Check them ouuuuuuut.
Whatever fitness journey you are on this year, I hope it is a journey full of fun, tonnes of sweat, great achievements, goal smashing and some wicked lycra… Go forth and conquer and when you do, give yourself a massive high five!!! 2015…Lets.Do.This For personal training or advice: firstname.lastname@example.org or frankieholah.co.uk.