In order to see how much progress you’ve made, you have to be accountable with your workout. Accountability comes from tracking the progress you’ve made and that can be done in a variety of ways. You can track the number of repetitions you do or track the weight and inches you’ve lost. Notating each time you workout allows you to see how often you’re working. In some cases, people start a workout program and little by little skip a workout here and there. Soon, they’re missing an entire week and before you know it, working out is just a memory of another failed attempt at fitness.
Join a group or work with a personal trainer….or both.
You may be able to fool yourself or forgive yourself easily, but when you work with others, it’s not nearly that easy. Nobody likes to be judged in front of others, which is one reason working out with a group or a personal trainer can be the best road to success. Not only are you tracking your progress and insuring you’ll be exercising every day you promised, but the rest of the group will be able to tell how well you’re doing and whether you’ve fulfilled that promise. Some people find that working with a personal trainer in a group setting helps them stay focused.
A personal trainer will let you know when you need to go to the next level of difficulty.
That’s one of the hardest parts of working out, knowing when to increase the level of difficulty of your workout. That’s one of the main reasons people love working with a personal trainer. Not only does the trainer help them track and stay on course, he or she also makes the workout harder as the person becomes fitter. You’ll see faster results when you do that.
Even tracking won’t help you stay motivated if you’re bored.
Another reason to work with a group and a personal trainer is the variety of workouts the trainer has to offer. You’ll never be bored when you workout with a personal trainer and working with a group also adds enjoyment. You’ll learn many different exercises and how to do them the right way. That’s extremely important since doing an exercise improperly may not give you the results you want and can even cause injury.
Trainers can help you design a program that will get you to the goal you want. Sometimes just knowing how to start is extremely important.
Winners keep score. Tracking progress is something people who succeed do when they exercise. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, build energy and stamina or simply lose inches, keeping a record can help you see how successful you are.
One method of tracking is to take before and after pictures. If you focus on your goals and workout for eight weeks, never wavering, you’ll see an amazing difference in just that short of time.
You’ll be amazed at how your energy level soars when you workout regularly. You’ll have more energy at the end of the day to be even more active and achieve your goals faster.