Monday, March 12, 2012

5 tips to stay focused in fitness

There's so many responsibilities that take or time that it's easy to loose focus on our fitness goals.  Here are 5 common sense tips to help you stay focused.

  1. Always write down your goals. 
    You've heard the saying 'out of sight, out of mind.'  This is the same thing, just in reverse!
    Put them somewhere you can easily see them.  You've heard it a million times, but there's a reason you've heard it.  It works.
  2. Tell people what you're trying to do.
    If you keep it to yourself, you're more likely to let yourself off the hook when things get tough.  A word to the wise - only tell people who you trust to lovingly remind you of your goals when times get tough.  
  3. Set SMART goals.
    We talked about this in previous posts.
  4. Prioritize.
    Weed out the things that take up your time.  Pretty simple but hard to implement unless you stick to your priorities.
  5. Find something you love to do.
    We've talked about this a lot before.  For example, if you like sports, start playing sports.  If you hate running, don't join a running group.  Common sense!
Contact me if you need some additional help staying focused: emily@ontrackfitness.net