Let’s think about our fitness goals for 2021, are you feeling enthusiastic about becoming a new you? Then making some smart tweaks in your fitness routine can actually help you rev up your performance.
When setting your fitness goals for 2021, you have to set your mind to achieving challenges that are realistic, inspiring and rewarding. You must plan and with these tips, you can definitely go for it.
Try doing some new activity every month. Your body can burn off fat stores more effectively if you vary the type of exercise you do. Combine cardio, HIIT, yoga and strength training.
2. Create a mantra
Using a positive mantra to remind yourself that you are on track and that you will eventually attain your goal, can be transformative when you with a fitness plateau. Instead of having an inner voice trying to make you feel like a failure, think of it like a coach, a personal trainer or a friend. Imagine how much better it would be if you were gentle to yourself –I usually tell myself: “You will eventually get there.”
3. Don’t overtrain
It is important to set some time aside for your muscles to recover –neglecting recovery time will make you get too physically and mentally tired to exercise. Invest in some kind of self-care activity every week –getting some massage, going to a sauna, or doing some beauty treatment.
4. Challenge yourself
To offset monotony and boredom you have to set a new challenge. The challenge has to be realistic and difficult enough to make you work hard, set a deadline, and work for it!
5. Lift weights
Lifting weight will not leave you looking bulky –it will actually boost your metabolism because having more lean tissue will make you burn extra calories even if you are at rest.
6. Take care of your gut system
Gut microbes are essential to reduce illness and impact your fitness routine. Consume plant-based foods: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts seeds, and legumes, and fermented foods as kefir and kimchi for good gut health.
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