What do you define “success” as in fitness? Is it reaching your goals? Is it winning a competition? We all have different definitions and expectations for success, but the path to success remains the same for everyone: building habits. Habits are what keep you going when you are not feeling motivated. They allow you to repeat the same, necessary behaviors day in and day out, even when you do not feel like doing them. Habits are like brushing your teeth. You do it daily, to the point where you do not need to think before doing it — it is automatic.
The best part about habits is that you do not need hard habits to get the results you want. A culmination of several valuable, small habits will result in the big changes you want to see. For example, a small habit is waking up 30 minutes earlier to workout. When combined with other small, powerful habits, the big result is a daily commitment to your health and fitness goals.
What are some small habits you can use to achieve your fitness success?
Think about your goals and what habits you could create that would help you achieve those goals. This can go beyond fitness habits alone. Your fitness success is dependant upon a variety of factors. Consider your wellness habits, your mental health, and your eating habits.
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What are some habits that may be prohibiting your fitness success?
Now that you have considered what habits you can add to your life to reach peak fitness success, consider what habits may be prohibiting your fitness success. Perhaps you have a habit that keeps you from regularly working out or an unhealthy eating habit you would like to kick.
When it comes to habits prohibiting your success, you have the option of eliminating the habit or replacing it. Eliminating the habit is typically the tougher option, as you will not have an alternate choice to turn to when you are facing temptation. Replacing the habit, on the other hand, allows you to build new, positive habits while making it easier to remove the prohibitive habit.
Remember that habits take time to change. Be patient with yourself and forgiving. You may not be able to perfectly implement a new habit right away; however, with consistent dedication, you will start to see the results of your fitness success with your new habits. Small habits, big changes — you can do it!