By: Peter Lavelle, Ultimate Bootcamp

 

So – you want to stay focused on your fitness, right? Easier said than done, correct? This is a time of year that is right on your radar for getting rid of unwanted pounds, or perhaps even ratcheting up your workouts. If only there was some way to stay accountable…some way to keep focused…a way to keep your foot on the exercise gas pedal.

 

Enter community, friendships, teammates, fitness schedules… all of these already exist in your life, and they are great tools for success! Being a BSSC member, you’re used to blending your active life with your social life. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same with your fitness. The people around you offer support as well as accountability, so take advantage of that and use them to reach your goals. Here are 5 great ways to lean on what’s already available to you…

  1. Tell Your Friends. Once you’ve told somebody about something you’re going to do, you feel compelled to make sure you do it. Let someone know that you’re going for a run, or hitting the gym. You won’t want to face them and have to say you didn’t do it!
  2. Drag Them Into It! Ask a buddy about a time you can both exercise together. It doesn’t matter if you have different fitness abilities. Hitting the gym together, or doing a 5k together will mean you have each other as a support system.
  3. Put a Time On IT! If you wait until you have some free time to work out, the day will be gone, and you’ll be either too tired, or too busy. Set your alarm clock a little earlier than usual, or put an hour on your calendar so that