Keeping Track of Your Fitness and Health Goals Each day, individuals make a vow to themselves that they’re finally going to get in better shape, and need quality food. They make this choice because they have decided to improve their general health. Individuals often tend to make a quiet commitment in their head, and usually do not tell anyone as an effective tool to keep them on track. However, to be more successful, it’s important to write down goals that state clearly exactly what to do to lose weight and become physically fit.
Writing Down the Goals
Before beginning any type of workout regimen or change in diet, it’s important to write down goals. Create an actual “to do” list so you will have something to look at every day. This will serve as an important reminder of exactly what you’re going to do to achieve your ultimate goal of being physically fit and healthier.
Creating and following along with the “to do” list might appear to be a simple act, but it can be an effective tool that is used to reinforce your goals. One of the components on the list should include affirmations, which will provide the right type of motivation you’ll need to keep yourself accountable until you reach the goal.
The Weigh In
One of the easiest tools to stay on track to maintain physical fitness or get healthy is to weigh yourself every day. This effective tool can be discouraging at first, when you realize exactly how much weight you need to lose. However, there are simple steps that can avoid the depressing feeling that you have a long way to go.
On day one, simply weigh yourself and write it down to begin your weekly log. Recognize that as your body loses weight, it tends to hold onto water. There may be times during the week where you may weigh more on one date and you did the day before, even though you ate right and exercise routinely. Over the course of one week your log should indicate that you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, maybe one or 2 pounds of undesired body fat.
Part of the weighing in process requires that it is done the same way every day. Be consistent during way in time. If you wear shoes when weighing in, make sure you wear the same shoes every day. If you weigh yourself just after stepping out of the shower, do so every day.
At some point along the way you’re going to feel struggled and want to turn back. However, your health and fitness goals should be strong enough to keep you pointed toward your goals. Realize that as your appearance change, you begin having significantly more energy, with better thoughts and emotions.
The transformation to living a healthier lifestyle takes time. Remember that you did not put on your excess weight and become out of shape in just a single day. Getting back on track and healthier again will take a little longer than you hope. However with determination to reach your goals of being physically fit you will get there in no time.