Feeling your best in the middle of your fitness journey
“Remember that fitness is a lifestyle so even some progress counts!”
Whether you’ve been working out for a few years or just a few months, you will reach a point where you feel like you are struggling to reach your goals. No matter what your fitness goals may be, staying on course when you get stuck in a rut will be one of your biggest challenges. If you’re trying to lose weight, tone up, or just get stronger, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you know you have a long road ahead! Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep the momentum going and soar past those milestones.
Here are tips for staying motivated when you feel like you’re stuck on the road to fitness:
Track your progress
It’s easy to get frustrated with yourself when you feel like you aren’t getting the same results as when you first started. Get into the habit of tracking your progress so you can see how far you have come! You can do this with your Curves Coach at your monthly check in or do it yourself with photos at home. Remember that fitness is a lifestyle so even some progress counts!
Change things up
Why not try something new to challenge yourself? Curves has several specialty fitness classes* for you to challenge every part of your body. From your arms, core and legs to balance and stretching, there’s a Curves fitness class for you. Think of all these classes as a contribution to your goals and keep building your skills week after week.
Buy new workout clothes
Even if you aren’t at your ideal size, keep yourself motivated to stay the course by buying new workout gear! A few new outfits could be just what you need to get that spark back and can motivate you to stick to your plan. If you have already dropped a size, even better! Reward yourself with a new outfit and continue on your journey.
Bring a friend
Enlist a friend to work out with you at least once a week to keep yourself motivated and enthusiastic about your workouts. A workout partner can help you push through those more intense workouts and provide support and encouragement when you need it. Meeting a friend at Curves can help you stay on course.
Create a new set of goals
Maybe the goals you had at the beginning of your fitness journey aren’t as motivating as they once were. Remember you can always adjust and change your course as you go, so don’t be afraid to revisit the fitness goals you had a few months ago and set your sights on something even bigger and better! This is an easy way to get out of a rut and shift your focus and energy to something that you truly feel is worthwhile.
*Scheduled at participating locations only.