How to Thrive on Your Fitness Journey Now
Did you start the new year with a big fitness goal – like losing weight or going to the gym three times a week?
And have you found it hard to stick to it?
While setting goals can be motivating, it's easy to get discouraged when we don't see immediate progress or face unexpected setbacks. Instead of focusing on specific goals, what if we shifted our attention to the process of improving ourselves every day, one step at a time?
Think back to when you took out a mortgage or a car loan. It was overwhelming to imagine paying it all back at once – and much less overwhelming to rely on the schedule of payments, right?
There were roadblocks then, but you overcame them.
Being an online fitness studio, we can get moving in the comfort of our home and our virtual community is here to be as welcoming, fun and safe as possible. No need to worry you’re starting too late, or you won’t know what you’re doing. With the right mindset and approach, anyone can become a fitter, healthier version of themselves, regardless of their age or fitness level.
Focus on the Process, Not the Goals
Let's forget about outcomes for now and focus on the doing what’s necessary to live the healthy live you deserve.
Choose activities you enjoy. Never underestimate the Fun Factor! Maybe you prefer strength training, yoga, or cardio workouts. Experiment to see what you like best and what makes you feel good.
Set realistic expectations. Don't try to do too much too soon and then get disappointed when big results don’t come immediately. Aim to improve a little bit every day, and moving your body throughout the day.
Listen to your body and adjust your routine as needed. If you're feeling tired or sore, try something else. Don't push too hard or try to keep up with others. Build in rest days.
Seek support and guidance. Join one of our classes or our Urban Poling group. Think of someone who will be your workout buddy. You’ll keep each other motivated and accountable.
Celebrate your progress and be kind to yourself – just like you would a friend. Remember the joy in the journey, not just the destination. Every time you show up to a class or do something active, you're improving your health and wellbeing. Smile at your progress and the positive changes you’re making in your life!
All it takes is a little effort every day, and it all adds up over time to a better, stronger, more vibrant life for you to enjoy. Let’s get going!