If you made New Year’s resolutions, getting more fit was probably near the top of your list. So you signed up for a gym or fitness classes in Los Angeles and maybe even started a new diet. Thousands of people sign up for the gym every year in January but, by February or March, the gyms become empty. People stop working out because things get in the way. Be it work, family, an injury or a major like event. If you are sticking to your goals, great! But if you've fallen off the proverbial fitness wagon it is never too late to get back on.
Figure out what went wrong: The promise of a new beginning on new year makes us think that anything is possible so perhaps you we made unrealistic goals. Take a hard look at your diet and exercise plan and figure out what you can and cannot commit to - but be sure to be honest with yourself this time. Can you really cut out all sugar when you live for chocolate? Probably not. Moderation is key both for sticking to your diet and for avoiding in juries when you work out.
Enlist a friend: Having a friend take on a workout schedule with you not only makes it more fun but helps keep you from skipping days when you don't really feel like working out. Letting your friends and loved ones know about your goals is great, but having someone to keep you accountable and encourage you is even better.
Try something new: If you live in a large city like Los Angeles, you have no excuse not to try something new. Explore a work out style that you’ve been curious about, but may have been scarred to try. Many studios will allow you to try a class at no cost so be adventurous. Try a CrossFit class or, if you've always been a fan of martial arts and fighting, why not try boxing or Muay Thai? Changing up your work out not only gives you something new to look forward to, but it also helps work muscles that your regular routine doesn't target. You may also find something new that you really enjoy doing.
Whether you are trying to get back on the fitness horse or going continuing to work towards your goal, these tips can help you achieve what you set out to do. Just remember to be patient with yourself and to enjoy the journey.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.