It’s June now. How are you doing with those New Year resolutions you made last December? You’re not alone if you’ve slacked off a little. In fact, many have already abandoned the weight-loss goals they set for themselves at the onset of the new year. If you started out 2015 with good intentions, but you’re now too discouraged to follow through with them, don’t lose hope. You may just be using the wrong approach. So many people believe that weight loss is like a tool, something easily picked up and put down when it has served its purpose. But successful weight loss isn’t about simply doing something until you achieve a desired number on the scale or fit into a certain dress size and then give it up.
A Commitment To Real Lifestyle Change
True and lasting weight loss can only be achieved with a real lifestyle change. It must be a lifestyle change that you stick with, not only because of the physical results you see, but because of the way it makes you feel, and how fitness affects every aspect of your life in a positive way. That’s what 360° Fitness is all about.
We help you meet your weight-loss goals, not by applying a short-term band-aid to your weight problems, but by teaching you how to reach your full potential through lifestyle changes and true commitment.
Change Starts In The Mind, Not In The Body
Weight loss is about being healthy: physically and mentally. 360° Fitness focuses on a total lifestyle philosophy that recognizes that total fitness takes place inside and outside of the gym. The right mindset is made up of motivation, understanding, and dedication that helps you reach your weight-loss goals. We want to help you understand that fitness not only makes you look good physically, but it also gives you the energy and stamina to do all the things your busy lifestyle demands.
What are some ways that you can start today to achieve your weight-loss and fitness goals?
- Be mindful. This one takes no physical effort, but being mindful can make a huge difference in what you eat and how active you are. Just start by taking a day to be actively aware of what you eat, how you feel, and how active you are without trying.
- Use baby steps to break up your goals into pieces that can be easily accomplished. Start with something simple that you know you can do: a daily ten-minute walk, three reps of eight with five-pound weights, or making it a point to stretch after a bath or shower when muscles are limber. Achieving small goals is great motivation to get you over and on to the next hurdle.
- Keep a journal of your efforts so you can track your progress. When you can see your accomplishments, you’ll be inspired to keep going.
Kick It Up A Notch
Accomplish small goals, keep track of your progress, and stay mindful of your activity levels, and how all of this makes you feel. Once it becomes a daily habit, it’s easy to keep pushing the boundaries to achieve more. If you’ve managed a daily walk for ten minutes every day for a week, make your goal to walk for twenty minutes the next week, or to run for five minutes, and then walk for ten minutes.
Keep pushing yourself to achieve the next milestone, and don’t give up. Every positive choice you make is one more building block in a solid foundation of fitness and better health. Even if you only add one small block each day, don’t let that stop you from building the next day. The stronger your foundation becomes, the more you can accomplish.
Contact us to find out how our gym in Tyler, TX can uncover fitness goals you didn’t even know you had, and impact your life in ways you never expected.