17 Jan Progress not Perfection
We’re a couple of weeks into boot camp and we hope you’re still pumped about working out with us. If you set any health, fitness, diet, or other goals for 2019, how are they going? Here are a few tips for staying the course and reaching your goals.
- Progress, not perfection. Have you adopted the “progress, not perfection” mindset? It’s easy to miss a workout or go out to lunch instead of packing one and then feel disappointment. However, reminding yourself that this journey towards your goal lasts more than one day is important. Plus, creating healthy habits takes time, well any habit for that matter.
- Measure, measure, measure. Hopefully you’re able to jot down a handful of ways to measure your progress towards your goal. For example, if weight loss is the goal consider tracking body measurements, body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, endurance, ability to cope with stress, and joint health in addition to pounds on the scale.
- A rewards system. Whatever your goal, consider using a hard copy calendar to track the days you were successful in habits that impact reaching your goal. Decide on a small and big rewards to work towards along the way. Rewards that also propel you towards your goal are fitting. For example, if your goal is to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week – rewards such as fitness gear, workout clothes, signing up for a race, a massage, pedicure, booking a ski trip, etc. will help keep you on track and motivate you to keep going.
Next workout, update your coach and fellow boot campers with how things are going as you work towards your goal! We’d love to hear from you and cheer you on.RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK