Struggling with workout? 10 ways you can keep your fitness vows

Published on: 31 January 2022, 22:50 pm IST

Some days are much heavier on your fitness goals than others and these workout tips may come in handy to keep you going.

Your workout vows can stay intact just abide by these rules. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Well, let’s face it! We cannot often keep up with the fitness vows that we make. Your unused gym membership and workout gear is proof enough. No, we aren’t here to make you feel guilty and sad about all the money you had set on fire chasing your fitness goals. We are here to nudge you gently towards the needs of your body.

Whatever may be the excuse but you got to start somewhere. And, with consistent efforts and baby steps, your body will thank you in the coming years.

Here’s how to get back to your health and make the promises made to oneself work:

1. Do not restrict or bind yourself to a goal

Avoid binding to a superficial goal like you will lose 10 kg in the coming month. Instead, focus on easily achievable short term things and goals . Like for the first week, start by completing 6000 steps and gradually move to 8000 steps in the second week and so on.

2. De-addiction is different for everyone

Some of you are addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, sweet and junk food such as pizza burgers, cake and so on. You can choose to either go cold turkey or never touch it again. Or you can choose to reward yourself with these junk food once a month.

 

3. A good physique takes times

If you are planning to get a coach, get him for six months. Even a year is fine if you are an inexperienced lifter. If you think you can achieve a physique with abs in just 12 weeks because you saw an ad on some social media post, you are wrong.

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Exercises will help you stay fit but you got to consistent with them. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Determination is the key

There are people who enroll into a fitness program for 12 weeks, and then leave it altogether because they could not stay away from socializing for too long. Get into the mindset of ‘I have to do it, if there is no other option or choice’. This mindset will help you avoid ‘fitness is not for me’ thinking.

 

5. Learn to say no

Learn to say to ‘no’ to your mother, grandmother, to your friends and every force feeder. You might feel one-piece or a bite won’t harm, it won’t. But for many people, one piece triggers the addiction again. And then it’s a downhill road.

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Say no to your calorie intake. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

 

6. Never force-feed people

We all know that gluttony is a sin. So, there is absolutely no need to show love to your close ones just through force feeding. Knowing how to eat just the right amount of food instead is the best way to show your love. Teach the same to your kids.

7. Your kids pick your habit

If you are obese and into eating too much junk. Remember, your children will also start doing the same. If you don’t want your children to get into unhealthy eating habits you will have to make the first attempt and practice self control. Otherwise, your kid will also blame you in future for their lifestyle disorder just the way we say, ‘It all runs in the family’.

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Make exercise an important part of your life. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

8. Train yourself mentally

There will be days when you will feel, ‘YOLO! let’s enjoy food’. There will be days when you will feel low while others are enjoying food. Be prepared to not be affected by these things.

 

9. The fruit of patience tastes the sweetest

Once you have achieved your fitness goals and have complete control over your eating habits, a good physique with good blood markers, you can reward yourself with your favourite food once in a while.

Bonus tips

  1. Check your weight daily and if it bothers you do it once a week. Focus more on inch loss .
  2. Never compare your progress with anyone else’s.
  3. Motivation comes from inside. No one can motivate you on a daily basis.

Chirag Barjatya Chirag Barjatya

A young fitness entrepreneur and a health coach

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