You’ve heard that managing your fitness goal is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you 7 habits that will help you achieve your fitness goals. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people…wonder if you could apply a few of them right now.

1. Approach Each Day with Perspective

Fail to meet your fitness goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make smarter decisions. When you wake up, rededicate yourself to your fitness goals without beating yourself about whatever mistakes you made in the past. After all, you can’t change what you did yesterday. All you can control is right now. So get to it! The easiest way to make a come back after missing your planned workout, is to drink more water for the rest of the day.

2. Know Your Body

When you finish a workout, you should feel good. If you don’t, then something needs to change. Either your diet or routine is throwing you off. Knowing how everything affects your body and taking the steps to avoid the things that does not make you feel and perform at your best best. Learn how your body responds and care for it accordingly.

3. Find Ways Around Excuses

If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t quite get fit, it may be your proclivity for caving to pressure. And that pressure may be self-induced. Do not give into excuses for why you shouldn’t exercise. Continuously try to find reasons why you should hit a workout and find pockets of time to do it.

4. Eat and Sleep Well

Study after study has shown the benefit of eating whole, unprocessed foods and drinking more water. It provides energy and strength, helps you feel full throughout the day, and makes your workout time as fruitful as possible. Getting good sleep is equally as important, as it keeps all your bodily systems in rhythm. Put these two fit activities together and you’re well on your way to optimal fitness.

5. Track Your Progress

For some, keeping tabs on health progress is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Once you get into the routine, however, you will become a believer in the power of tracking your progress. Tracking serves to both reward and motivate you, as you see and feel fitness levels improving. Tracking smart food choices leads to a healthier weight and greater strength—a.k.a. better overall fitness and health. For me the best tracker of all time is emotion. I’m not really a gadget guy, I like to feel my way through fitness by tracking my emotional well-being. My fitness level must serve the way I behave as a human being. It must serve my health, spiritual, financial and relationship goals better. I want to feel good… oh and I want to see my resting heart rate nice and low, below 55-50 is good enough for me. What’s your favourite resting heart rate?

6. Think While You Exercise

It can be easy to mindlessly do a burpee or some high knees at bootcamp if you’re not careful. Just remember to be very intentional about every movement you do. This means if you want to be fit and injury free, you should put some brainpower into your exercise form and technique. This allows you to get maximum benefit from your exercises and reduces the risk of injury.

7. Lean On Your Coach

The final thing you should do is rely on someone with lots of know how in the realm of fitness. This is why my clients have such a high success rate in achieving their goals – because we make sure that they stick with it! Our clients have a sincere interest in everyone’s overall health and well-being and know how to help each other reach the goals that can seem so far away when you’re trying to achieve it on your own.

I know we have an amazing product and one of the most supportive training environments in the fitness industry. I am super proud of EFF boot camp and the community we have. I’m proud of all my clients, the way they support one another and the way they achieve such incredible results.

Keep achieving, never peak, the best is always yet to come!

-Garth Hendricks

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