How to fight for your fitness goals when everyone else is slowing down.
Sometimes our own success can sabotage our goals. Have you ever made a fitness and new year’s resolution, went to the gym regularly and as soon as summer hits you start to take it easy? A challenge we all face is how to continue to put in work when it feels like we have already accomplished so much.
Many people are often surprised by how much I’ve improved in my fitness ability. As a naturally bigger man, I’m often overlooked as potential fitness peer or even a competitor. Gym attendance during the summer is usually the lowest and what most people don’t realize is that while they are on the patio I continue to put in the work. Success is rarely accidental and I use the time when everyone else slows down, to continue to fight. Here are a few strategies to help you fight for your fitness goals during summer:
Summer is a great time to check-in on your fitness goals. What has worked so far and what needs to change? Use this time to re-evaluate your fitness goals for the next 6 months.
A fitness community can also be a great source of strength and motivation. Create or join a fitness groups with similar values and all members can hold each other accountability.
Summer is patio season and we are often faced with FOMO (fear of missing out). It could be drinks at the patio or a summer barbeque. Remember your goals and say no to as many invites as possible or join them later. Often you’ll find you haven’t missed much at all!
This year, don’t let summer distract you from your goals.
Lesson: The key is to be aware of the ease up while it is happening. When you are aware, you can course correct and continue to progress in a powerful and effective way.