7 IDEAS TO MOTIVATE YOUR 2017 FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

By Ange

Are you stuck for a 2017 new year’s fitness resolution? Keep reading for some help!

1.GET STRONG

Lots of people make big statements- ‘this year I want to lose weight’ and so on, instead consider what you could gain from the gym. Being strong and increasing your lean muscle mass offers so many health benefits beyond looking good. Set yourself strength targets to work towards

2. SET A MEASURABLE GOAL

Ensure your goals are well defined, e.g. lose 5 % body fat in 6 months, run a marathon, do a fitness competition and so on. Have an end date in mind and work backwards to get there.

3. CONSIDER OVERALL WELL BEING.

Could you make daily meditation, yoga or stretching part of your resolutions? Have you always wanted to attend a health retreat? Focusing on the mind body connection could lead to something quite profound.

4. FOCUS ON THE SIMPLE STUFF

Do you need more sleep? Getting seven hours of good, quality sleep per night keeps you energised so you can train hard, recover and make better food choice. Other ideas could include drinking enough H20, warming up properly or take enough rest days.

6. FIND AN ACTIVITY YOU LOVE

Exercising should be fun! Yes, sometimes motivation to workout can be a struggle but consider joining a team, join an adult dance class, go to bounce once a month or find an outdoor pursuit you enjoy.  Having this area of interest may also give your training in the gym more focus.

7. WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL

If you have tried to lose weight before and were unsuccessful or find yourself second guessing your training or nutrition, get the right help. A personal trainer will be your cheerleader and most valuable asset if used well.

If you would like to chat about your health and fitness goals, contact MFD today.

Yours in good health,

MFD

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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.

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