Motivation is a hugely important part of most people’s fitness journeys. The majority of us would simply never have started boxing for weight loss or that Muay Thai diet without motivation to get us going.
But what many people don’t realise is that motivation can only get you so far. You can’t sustain your progress on motivation alone. You need habits to ensure that your progress continues beyond your newbie gains.
So what habits can you incorporate into your fitness regime, Muay Thai diet or programme to make sure your progress continues?
Habits Make Heroes
Make habits easy to follow, be kind to yourself and you’re going to be more likely to stick to them.
Workout at a time that works for you.
This might be 3 times a week on your way to work, in your lunch break or just after finishing work. If you get home, sit on the sofa and plan to go out afterwards – you might struggle! VANDA has classes to suit your lifestyle, so you can train whenever you want.
Set Performance Related Goals.
Aesthetics follow performance. If you can bench press 500lbs, you’d better believe that you’ll have the body to back it up. This will help you focus in on the correct type of workout for your own performance related goals.
Have the right foods in the house at all times. Don’t have chocolate bars, crisps and snacks that you can’t resist. It’s okay to treat yourself, but you can’t rely on willpower to get you through every challenge of the day. That’s why it’s better to remove the challenge!
If you’re eating a diet rich in protein and vegetables, you probably won’t be that hungry anyway. So you’ll be able to avoid pigging out.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
If you drink your calories, you’ll find yourself having smaller meals that leave you hungry. Diet sodas, water, teas and coffees are all great options. But when you start to add milk, sugar or cream to each coffee you have – the Calories mount up quickly!
Before you go out and try to make all of these your own habits, remember that you’re more likely to be successful if you pick one to begin with. The more you try to take on – the more likely you are to fail. We’ve got our own personal mentors included in your membership at Vanda. They can guide you through a martial arts diet or a Muay Thai diet. If you’d like to find out more about what they can offer – check out our website.