There are many common habits shared by people who have successfully reached their fitness goals.
Most people who have successfully reached their fitness goals despite the odds share a few good habits. The fact of the matter is that you’ll form many habits along the journey to reach your fitness goals, and they’ll either be good or bad. In this blog series, the experts at Goal Plus have been going over good habits that can help you achieve your fitness goals, so be sure to read Part 1 to learn about the habits we’ve already gone over. Here are a few more good habits that can help you reach your fitness goals:
#6. Do workouts you actually like.
While reaching your fitness goal is going to be challenging, and it won’t always be fun, it doesn’t mean that you have to force yourself to do something you hate. Do you feel a deep dread in your stomach every time you think about going to the gym? Will you do just about anything to get out of going to those grueling, 6 AM boot camp workouts? There’s no rule that says that you have to get fit in a certain way. If you love to do yoga and ride your bicycle, there’s no reason to force yourself to go running or lift weights. There are all kinds of ways to get fit, and if you’re able to find a workout that you actually like doing, you’re much more likely to actually do it!
#7. Make sleep and rest a priority.
When you first start working towards your goal, your motivation is at an all-time high. Many people are so motivated at the beginning that they go all out in their workouts, and don’t always give themselves the time they need to heal between workouts. In order to be successful with your fitness goals, you’re going to have to make getting plenty of sleep and rest a priority. And, if you’re going to continue to keep pushing your body past its limits, you’re going to need to allow it to heal.
#8. Be open-minded.
For many people who have succeeded in reaching their fitness goals, the true victory is not losing a certain number of pounds or looking great in a cut-off shirt, it’s the confidence they’ve gained and the strength they find through the healthy habits they develop. Throughout the journey to reach your fitness goal, your goals might shift or your priorities might change. Learn to recognize all of the benefits of the journey, and be open minded to new challenges along the way.
#9. Get out of your comfort zone as much as possible.
After a workout, your muscle fibers get damaged and torn. New muscle is formed as your body repairs the damage by fusing muscle fibers together. The point of this little physiology lesson is that your muscles haves to get damaged and torn before they can change and grow. The same is true for you in your fitness journey. If you keep doing the same old things in your comfort zone, you won’t progress as quickly or make as big of strides as you would if you forced yourself to get out of your comfort zone. People who successfully reach their fitness goals make it a point to push themselves out of their comfort zones on a regular basis.
#10. Learn from your mistakes.
No one is perfect, and no matter how much you want to reach your fitness goal, you might make a few mistakes along the way, and that’s okay! Mistakes may set you back in the short-term, but the lessons they teach you will benefit you in the long-term. As long you as make it a habit to reflect and learn from your mistakes, they don’t have to be something negative.
Form good habits with the help of Goal Plus.
Goal Plus is a fitness accountability app that can help you form many of these good habits, including sharing and tracking your progress, during your fitness journey. And best of all, it’s completely free! This one-of-a-kind app can help you set personal goals, financial goals, professional goals and any other goal you may be working towards as well. Download Goal Plus for your Android phone today, and be sure to check back soon for the iOS version!