Tips to Start Strong with your Workout Program

    Many of us have been caught in the loop of procrastinating with our fitness goals.
    Have you ever told yourself…

    “I am going to make this weekend count because my diet starts Monday!”

    “This week is a busy one for me, I will start working out next week.”

    “I have a weekend out of town at the end of the month, I should wait to start training”

    “Well, I just ate a cookie with lunch, might as well have pizza and beer for dinner….”

    If you continue to find yourself caught up in that natural human condition of procrastination and putting off starting your fitness plan, it is time to get your butt in gear and to start making changes toward your goals NOW! Many of us feel that restless, itching need to do anything but the critical task at hand.

    Whether it difficult cardio session, cooking meals ahead of time or waking up early to get your workout in before the rest of the family is up, there always seems to be something else that you would rather be doing or that is more important.

    Today, I want to share with you my tips to start strong toward your fitness goals and to help you start making changes toward your Fit Body now!

    Fit Body Tips to Start Strong

    1. Understand WHY you have been procrastinating. The most effective way to eradicate procrastination is to understand why you procrastinate in the first place. Be honest with yourself: Are you lost when you stand in the gym? Are you overwhelmed by how much weight you would like to lose? Do you feel like you should be doing something but you just don’t know what? Once you identify your reasons for procrastinating, you can find the best method to maximize your productivity.
    2. Back away from social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc… They all lower your productivity as 5 minutes of “just checking your notifications” mutates into 1 hour of shameless Facebook stalking. Either stick to a designated window of time to peruse your social media site, ask a friend to change your password or use a productivity tool to block access to your page during certain times of day.
    3. Find your space. Atmosphere can really affect how effectively you workout. Some people do great working out at home while others constantly feel pulled to be doing other things if they try to train at home. Either find a gym that you really enjoy going to or designate an area of your home that is ‘workout only’ space. A place where you feel motivated and ready!
    4. Get an accountability partner. Share your goals with a friend can make all the difference. Ask your partner to check on your progress and make sure you stay on the right track. Some times your husband or boyfriend can be a great accountability partner… and sometimes not so much. When you are looking for tips to avoid procrastination, know your partner’s personality and be sure it is compatible to your goals. Teamwork makes a difference!
    5. Fall into a pattern. Set aside blocks of time during the day devoted entirely to training. Try to make these blocks of time consistent throughout the week so that they become a natural routine.
    6. Make a daily checklist. For my online personal training clients, I write a full training program out for the coming 4 weeks so they know exactly what needs to be done every day with their training and cardio. If you are going use tips to avoid procrastination with your workouts, then you must know what you have to get done. Be vigilant, and when you accomplish an entire list, reward yourself with a non-food reward.
    7. Don’t skip the easy items on your checklist. Be sure to include things like get in 1+ gallons of water per day or sleep 7+ hours per night on your check list. These things are important to remember but should be easy wins when you are avoiding procrastination.
    8. Take a breather and recover. Rest days are just as important as heavy training days. Be sure that you schedule in specific days where you do not train. Schedule time to relax and recover.
    9. Don’t expect immediate perfection. It takes time to get into a habit with your new healthy methods. You don’t have to master thing in one day. Such a daunting prospect may lead to disappointment and weakened motivation. Instead, focus on chipping away item by item and take baby steps toward your goals.

    When following these tips, realize that everyone is different. Your habits are unique to you and you alone. Some women need to be surrounded by checklists and spreadsheets in a high tech gym while others thrive in their own home gym with a rough guide of what to do. The most important thing to remember as you make this transition to a healthy lifestyle and workout plan, it is the effort that counts. Go get started now!

    Are you ready to take your fitness to a whole new level and committed to making your own online training transformation?

    In 2 training sessions, the average woman taking part in Julie Lohre’s Online Personal Training program DOUBLES the # of strict pushups she can do, decreases 1 mile run times by 2 mins, 30 seconds and increases their sit and reach flexibility by 3 inches.

    Results speak for themselves…
    Talk about stronger, faster & more flexible!


    Online Personal Trainer for Women

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