Procrastination has been a fitness problem for just about everyone. “It’s too late—I’ll just do it tomorrow”, or “I’m not ready, and I’ll run out of time”, are just reasons we give ourselves not to do things. Unfortunately attitude can get in the way of achieving our fitness goals and hold us back when we want and need to move forward. We need to avoid setting ourselves up for procrastination and instead, boost our desire to attain our fitness goals. From inspiration to proper time-management, techniques can be calibrated for each individual so that anyone can learn how to organize their lives and avoid procrastinating. Let’s get started.
Having a trainer
One of the most effective anti-procrastination methods regarding an exercise program involves a professional trainer. Guidance and organization play a big part in your fitness practices and can help keep you on task. This doesn’t mean that you should invest in a personal trainer. It may be enough to merely locate a center where trainers are willing to address your specific needs. Each person is different, with different needs and goals which demand individual action plans. .It is beneficial to locate a fitness center where you are able to work on your own level and achieve your specific goals in a professionally controlled environment. The staff here at XT50 can work with you online or even with a phone call should you need that personal contact.
Having a workout-buddy
A commonly overlooked technique is the workout buddy. Getting up and getting active aren’t always exciting or invigorating for someone looking for reasons to avoid activity. But, when someone else is involved, it becomes a different kind of activity. When you “just aren’t feeling it,” there is someone else there ready to give you that extra push you need. If you have trouble finding a friend or relative that wants to become involved, you should consider locating a fitness center where others have similar goals and interests.
There is also the benefit of companionship and the sharing of goals. Together, you are able to work as a team to achieve these goals. Teamwork has been one of the most effective methods for success, but it is vital that you locate someone with similar goals to yours (fitness, endurance, losing weight).
Provide yourself with the ability to be flexible- not physically, but mentally. If you miss an appointment, you should still be ready to adjust your schedule to achieve your fitness goals. If you base your schedule on a stone-structure, you will only give yourself a reason to ignore your fitness practices.
What you can do is practice fitness time management. While a structured fitness routine is important, flexibility will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your goals. Consider a few tasks that will assist you when managing your fitness schedule:
- Keep your work-out attire prepared. This means that your clothes should be washed and ready to go when you need them. Telling yourself, “I don’t have anything to wear,” can give you a reason not to go, so you should definitely keep your attire prepared for your nest fitness appointment. You may consider investing in multiple outfits (perhaps even keeping one in the trunk of your car) to avoid this problem.
- Dress yourself for fitness. Choose attire that you will feel comfortable in. The idea of comfort during fitness is especially important, and can be a deciding factor determining whether or not you want to work-out.
- Choose a fitness center that provides flexible and adjustable schedules. Missing a scheduled appointment shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals. Be sure that you locate a fitness center that provides classes, access, and assistance in a flexible manner.
- Avoid interruptions and distractions. Work, children, or even a to-do list can all take your focus away from your fitness goals. Scheduling a time where you can avoid phone calls (be sure that your work is aware that you will be unavailable) or finding a safe environment where your children can be cared for regularly will ease your mind and allow you to get the most out of your fitness schedule.
Finding the right motivation and time play a key role in effectively achieving your fitness goals. Remember, you should never be the reason for procrastinating your fitness goals. Instead, give yourself a reason to workout. Find a location that provides you with the needed tools of assistance and flexibility that will make achieving your goals an exciting and desired part of your life. Take these practices of effective fitness time management to heart, so you can get up, get active, and stay fit.