Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
With Sonny Ivanovic from F45 Training
Summer is over and so are most of our New Year's Resolutions!
Another year for many not making any sustainable commitments to improve your general health and wellness.
For me clearly regular exercising is fun, but I know that’s not the case for most people, which leads me to today’s health and fitness topic.
Exercise, Sport, or anything movement related needs to be fun and enjoyable for you.
If you think going to the gym to just lose some excess fat is motivational enough, I’m sorry to say this generally doesn’t work for many people. Especially for the long term.
With so many options around, you need to start with investigating what you think you’ll enjoy, or find a group of people who you think you’d like to hang out with.
Having fitness accountability buddies is very underestimated and can make the difference between starting something and two weeks later falling off the dreaded fitness goals bandwagon, or actually staying on track and committed for the long term.
This is why group fitness classes work so well. Every day, you get to surround yourself with a bunch of not only motivating people, but accountability buddies to keep you going regularly. Your own personal cheer squad!
Same time, most days and I love seeing the group messenger chats that form around keeping each other motivated.
Another way to stay on track is to set some realistic goals, both short and long term.
Incorporating a new fitness regime can be exciting at the beginning, and generally results can come quickly, but what do you do after three or six months?
This is why I strongly believe you need to genuinely enjoy whatever fitness option you decide upon.
• Make sure your chosen exercise is fun to do
• Find a community of people, your own cheer squad
• Set achievable goals and stick to them long-term
• Be accountable to others to stay motivated
• Find more reasons to exercise than weight loss