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February 04, 2022
Let's be honest. If circumstances permitted it, many of us would love to make it to the gym 3 or 4 days a week. But the reality is, especially if you're a mom, you might not have the time. The good news is you don't have to be a gym regular to get good results. You can lose weight, get stronger, and increase your endurance, right from the comfort of your home. And you don't need a ton of equipment either!
There are so many tools available to you if you really want to build and sculpt your body. There are apps that create workouts for you, there are LIVE workouts on social media, and there are detailed workout guides you can follow at your pace like our Get Right Get Tight Upper Body Training Guide that has everything from video demonstrations to nutrition tips.
Whether you're at home or in the gym, the basics of losing weight and getting in better shape are the same. If you want to be successful follow these principles.
1. Create a plan/schedule and stick to it.
One reason people fail to reach their fitness and health goals is they don't make working out a priority. They don't schedule it into their day. This is a huge mistake because it sets you up to fall victim to your moods and distractions. So if you don't feel like working out or if an opportunity to do something else pops up, the workout doesn't get done!
Even if you set aside time on your calendar, you still need a plan to follow so you're not just doing random stuff. It's very hard to hit a target you're aiming at.
2. Get yourself an accountability partner.
Navigating the obstacles of getting fit and healthy isn't easy. It's easy to fall off, but having someone to keep you on track or help you get back on track is essential. If you hire a coach or trainer, he or she will (hopefully) hold you accountable, But if you don't, you still need a friend, a co-worker, a gym associate, or someone to help you push toward your goals. Make sure you pick someone who will tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear.
3. Set specific and realistic goals.
You've probably heard of SMART goals. I pulled out the S and the R here. Be very specific and clear about what you want to accomplish. It's not enough to say you want to lose weight. How much weight? It's not enough to to say you want to get stronger. Stronger arms? Stronger legs? How much do want to lift?
Don't set unrealistic goals that you have no chance of reaching. Yes, your goals should challenge you and take you outside of your comfortable zone, but they must be ones that give you a realistic chance of reaching them.
4. Have long term thinking.
You're not going to get there overnight. In most cases, we've spent years neglecting our health so there's no reason to expect things to change right away. Patience and consistence will pay off if you avoid the trap of comparing your progress and your journey to others. Don't do it!
It's our belief that leaving a legacy of fitness and health is just as important as leaving behind money and wealth! You might be the only one in your family on a journey to good health, but know you're not alone!
There are plenty of people out there who have your back. All you have to do is take that first step and BEGIN!