Everyone can make progress toward a fitness goal for a little while. But at some point in the journey, it becomes easy to lose your momentum and you find it hard to keep moving forward. How do you keep making progress over time without losing your way?
Let’s hone in on four things you can do to make progress that lasts so you never have to start over again.
1. Stop Trying to Work Out More
We often think that input equals output, right? So it might sound counterintuitive when I say that you don’t need to squeeze in more workouts to make progress.
That’s because your body needs time to recover. More stressful and intense workouts on your body on top of an already stressful lifestyle is not a good formula for progress.
I see a lot of women in my Strong from Home program get great, lasting results without killing themselves for hours a day in the gym.
If you’re going to do more of anything, I recommend more gratitude, more journaling, and more slow and relaxing activities.
2. Declare Your Goals to Others Who Support You
Asking for support and accountability can be really scary. But the fear of not reaching your goals and making progress can be even scarier. We thrive when we have other people cheering us on.
Don’t be afraid to tell other people what you’re working on. Don’t let the idea that other people might not support you end up bringing you down or stop you from reaching out.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your goals with the people around you yet, don’t feel like you have to share them with everyone. Consider one-on-one fitness & life coaching so we can work together so you can reach your specific goals faster with coaching tailored specifically for YOU.
3. Work Out Smarter for You
You have a lifestyle and goals unlike any other person. You know what you have time for and what you don’t. You know what feels good to you, what’s working for you, and what’s not.
Don’t join a gym if you hate the gym, right?
Support from expert coaches on what you should be doing to make progress can be extremely helpful in learning how to make all the things you’re doing work better for you. They can meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey, help you tailor a personalized plan, and motivate you in ways that work for you.
4. Embrace the Concept of Community
Connecting with others who are on their own path and mission can be game changing for your own progress. In my group coaching calls and classes, I see women from all over come together to support each other in their goals and show each other they’re not alone in their struggles, feelings, and quest for progress.
This is where the real magic happens! Communities can help you break through any barriers that are limiting your progress. They help you see that you are not the only one going through the trenches. Keep your momentum, learn from others, and reach your goals by helping others. It really is that simple.
Hear the full episode on making progress that lasts on the Self Love & Sweat podcast.