Our WoWzers have done it again, reaching their fitness and weight loss goals. Not only can it be daunting to work towards a fitness goal, but it can be even harder to stay motivated, maintain progress without getting derailed, and set further goals to continue pushing yourself! Take it from our WoWzers and see just how Fit in 4 they became this season!
Congratulations to Angela, our Grand Prize Winner from WoW Freehold who lost almost 18% of her body fat in just 4 weeks! We couldn’t be more proud of her efforts for Keeping JERSEY STRONG with us and her commitment to creating a healthy lifestyle for herself with the help of our professional personal trainers. Angela received a Grand Prize of $1,000, and chose Mary’s Place by the Sea to receive a matching donation! Angela wasn’t the only one Keeping Jersey Strong during the Fit in 4 Challenge. Congrats to the first runners up as well! They are:
Shaun C. – WoW Tinton Falls
Peter T. – WoW East Brunswick
Carmen F. – WoW North Brunswick
Elaine A. – WoW Middletown
Arlene R. – WoW Ocean
Jacqueline D. – WoW Menlo Park Mall
Mary M. – WoW- Robbinsville
Tom H. – WoW Wall
Angela also isn’t accepting the Fit in 4 Challenge as the end to her fitness journey. Keeping up her momentum, she’s looking forward to continuing her Personal Training sessions as she sets new goals for herself. Are you looking to keep the momentum up without taking three steps back in your fitness progress? We have tips that will keep you on track outside the gym when you feel you’re losing motivation.
Start small with your fitness goals. Choosing a small goal will allow you to achieve it faster, so the feeling of reward encourages you to strive again. The Fit in 4 Challenge is a great example because you will start seeing results in less than month. Having a short term goal to complete, like drinking more water for a week straight, will diminish your chances of waiting too long to see results and giving up.
Just because you set short term goals, doesn’t mean you should ignore your long term ones. With these in mind, it’ll still motivate you for your weekly and daily goals. Are you striving to have more endurance to play with your kids, or to fit into that suit next summer? Deciding your long term goals will not only keep you motivated, they’ll help you figure out the best plan of action for your training.
Figure out which healthy foods you love. Depriving yourself of your favorite foods just simply won’t work, however, enjoying in moderation or finding alternatives will help you feel less like you’re making a sacrifice, and think more about the healthy choices you’re deciding to make. We could never give up pizza, but we can make a healthier version on pita bread, and add a side of fiber-rich veggies instead of eating half a pie.
Make sure your exercise is fun. You’re more likely to be dedicated to your workouts when it’s something you enjoy rather than feeling like a chore. Determine the exercises or classes you like so that you have something to look forward to during the week. Sometimes we’re at a loss figuring out which muscles to target, but we love small-personal training in X-LAB because we can gather all our gym buddies for one quick session and feel like we’re playing on our own adult jungle gym! In reality, we’re getting a butt-kicking workout without the stress of feeling like an obligation.
Do you use short term goals to stay motivated? Let us know how you keep up your momentum in the comments below!