Write down your goals
Write down some realistic short-term and long-term goals. Smaller short-term objectives let you see the progress you’re making while on the way to achieving your ultimate end goal. Reaching smaller benchmarks will help keep you focused and encouraged in the long run.
Long-term goals provide you with a great focal point so you can keep your eyes on the prize and remember exactly what you’re working towards.
Take your measurements, write down your height and weight to check your BMI, or take some “before” photos so you can really gauge your progress. Being able to visually see improvement will make you want to stick to your plan.
Get others involved
Let your friends, family, and colleagues know about your goals. Doing this will help keep you accountable, and it also lets others know that you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle. If they’re supportive, they won’t send you cookies on your next birthday or try to tempt you with the office donuts. You can even try to convince your closest friend to join you. Commit to a once or twice weekly exercise class you both enjoy, and keep each other accountable. You’re less likely to skip a workout when someone else is counting on you.
Make a scheduleSchedule workouts like you would schedule a work meeting or a dentist appointment. Put exercise on your calendar so you won’t let yourself skip it at the last minute or decide to prioritize something else instead. If planning a daily workout isn’t realistic for you due to a hectic schedule, try setting a weekly goal for activity. This can mean exercising 4 times a week, or simply hitting 70,000 steps on your pedometer by Sunday.
Start a food logTry keeping a food diary for at least a day. Write down everything you eat, but do it without judgment. Even if you don’t think it’s realistic that you’ll actually write down everything you consume daily (which would be ideal), seeing just one or two days of your food intake on paper can be extremely eye-opening.
Prioritize sleep and recovery
If you’re tired from your new exercise schedule and you don’t get the proper rest and recovery, you’re bound to lose motivation and deviate from your plan. Stretch and foam roll after workouts to avoid muscle soreness and injuries, and don’t forget to take your EnduraQ. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help speed recovery, which leads to better physical performance and a reduced risk for injuries.
If you sometimes have trouble falling asleep and staying there, try to avoid electronics 2 hours before bed. It’s also beneficial to stick to a sleep schedule by going to sleep and waking up around the same time each day. Despite popular belief, there is no such thing as “catching up” on sleep. Your health still suffers from lack of sleep during the week, and those negative effects are not reversed over the weekend.
Jumpstart with EnduraQ
Taking the first steps on your health journey can be daunting, and even the best-laid plans can be hard to stick with. Why not make the process easier if we can? Get a little extra help from high-quality natural supplements like EnduraQ. It will boost your metabolism, increase your body’s natural fat-burning capabilities, speed exercise recovery time, and increase your endurance, so you can reach your fitness goal quicker and easier.