Challenge Yourself Daily
If you are motivated and really want to improve your fitness, challenge yourself daily. Any improvement, no matter how small, needs to be your daily goal.
Small daily challenges and improvements help you to develop a winning mindset. When you know and can see these small improvements, your mental strength will improve as well. So challenge yourself daily. Keeping a journal or calendar to record your daily challenges or goals will help you to see that every day you are getting better in some way. That helps your fitness improve but also makes you feel great mentally and psychologically. Fitness isn’t just about working your muscles, your brain needs to be worked, too!
Even if, in the course of a whole resistance training workout you only manage to do a few more repetitions in one exercise or lift a few pounds more weight in one exercise you have made an improvement that is another step up the ladder of fitness success.
A 10 % increase in effort over what you did yesterday or last week is a good increase goal to work towards.
Naturally there will be days when you are low on energy, or are feeling lethargic for one reason or another. On days like that, just accept that simply going to the gym or exercising is a bonus in itself and sometimes it is wise to have a workout on a day like that without recording the details.
We all have 'off' days and that is something that we need to accept.
If we get these days more often than not then it is time to look at other aspects of your lifestyle and ask what is lacking that makes this happen.
It could be something as simple as not having enough water during the day or possibly not getting enough sleep at night.
It could also be from over training where the body isn't getting enough time to recuperate between exercise days.
If you can't make some small improvements to your fitness on a weekly basis then it is time to start looking at your training program to determine whether it needs changing.
Talk to your trainer about changing your fitness routine.
Small daily changes that seem minor at the time can produce outstanding results over the period of a few months or more.
These same small changes can add years to your life so they are well worth aiming for.
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