Being successful in something requires dedication and hard work. The road to success is never easy and you will face stumbling rocks, twists, and turns....Achieving your ideal fitness goal can be extremely challenging, and it involves plenty of sweat and tears. Unfortunately, it is far easier for you to sabotage your fitness success than meeting your fitness goals. Let's take a look at some ways you may be sabotaging and how you can try to avoid these in future...
Not Setting Realistic Goals
It is essential to set goals before you begin your fitness journey. However, in today's fast paced world we all want everything 'now' which results in sometimes setting unrealistic goals. And when they are not reached, we lose motivation and get discouraged and give up. Whether short or long-term goals - you need to be realistic and challenge yourself more than what you normally would - but not so much that they are unobtainable.
Comparing Yourself to Others
It’s human nature for us to compare ourselves to others. Howeve, it can either inspire us to be better or (sometimes) bring us down.
"What the mind believes, the body will achieve"
On your fitness journey, always comparing yourself to others is really not ideal. When it comes to fitness, there are many factors that will play a role in your success. You need to focus on you and what you can do to achieve your goals - and not worry about the girl next to you. In this 'insta' world - remember sometimes that smokin' pic of that gorgeous girl has taken 500 shots to get that one perfect pic of their abs!
As the saying goes - 'what the mind believes the body will achieve'. Kick off with positive thoughts - having negative thoughts, or being too harsh on yourself does nothing to help you and only discourages you. It is essential to stay positive and be patient.
Being successful takes time - we see 'success' stories and feel as though they are a dime a dozen. But the reality is - success is always the result of hard work, dedication, perseverance and commitment. And so it should be. Otherwise everyone would be able to achieve it and it would not be classified as a success!
When you start with Aleenta BARRE, you will receive a goal sheet at first your class asking you what you want to achieve in your first 2 weeks with us. And we follow you up on this. We ask you how and whether you achieved this. We believe that if you write down your goals and tell someone about them you are more likely to achieve them. If you are just coming for fun - they hey we are with you all the way (you can never have too much fun!) But if it is results you are after then we are here to motivate, support and cheer you on.