When the pandemic struck, many tried to be positive and set goals for themselves. One of the common notions was that everyone would have more time to start getting fit. However, the brunt of the pandemic has been more than macroeconomic impacts but also mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion which could have been a factor why it has been difficult to start a healthy lifestyle.
Kel Reed at Measure Backwards acknowledges this reality and prepared a few tips for people who are at the beginning of their fitness journey. As many people transition from their unhealthy routines, she has offered a few simple ways on how to be motivated and get a mental and physical refresh.
First and foremost, to be active again starts with resetting your mind. Kel says, “It’s best to look back on past habits and identify what needs changing. This self-reflection will give a clearer picture of behaviors as well as what causes them. After knowing the whats and whys, the next step is to determine the hows.” Before jumping into any new fitness or nutrition program, Kel recommends not to start too much too soon. Starting small is key.
For the best probability of success, it’s important to then identify and set Super Smart goals. Super Smart goals can be broken down into subgoals so they aren’t overwhelming. This can also help in tracking progress and feeling good about the fitness journey as subgoals will be accomplished more frequently. Accomplishing subgoals frequently also builds momentum and helps increase motivation and make consistent progress toward overall goals. Realizing overall fitness and nutrition goals take time, it’s important not to rush as too much too soon may increase the risk of injury or burn out and lost motivation.
Understanding behaviors, setting Super Smart goals and subgoals, and starting small will pave the way for a sustainable and healthy fitness journey. For increased accountability, motivation, and specific guidance, it would also help to work with a certified coach as they will provide actionable feedback that will support making progress toward overall fitness goals. To partner with a fitness coach and start making positive lifestyle changes this Summer, potential clients can visit https://www.measurebackwards.com now and book an introductory call to see if goals and health histories fit within the scope of services offered by Measure Backwards.
About Measure Backwards
Measure Backwards, LLC is an online health, wellness, and nutrition coaching and personal training company that is committed to providing actionable insights that will help make meaningful progress toward accomplishing lifestyle goals. You can follow @measurebackwards on Instagram for educational posts on fitness, nutrition, and overall health & wellness or visiting their website at www.measurebackwards.com.