DON’T aim for perfection
Using magazine covers as
workout goals is totally unrealistic and never a good idea. Rather than
striving to look like your fave model or the hottest celebrity, think of
exercising as working towards a better you.
DO focus on your health
Rather than trying to be skinny, think of working out as trying
to be healthy. Health is more than
the way you look in your LBD. It’s your mental health too- so focusing on
becoming a healthier version of yourself is a better way to get motivated and
will ensure that you get the kind of results you want.
DON’T work out to fit in
Getting fit with friends is a
total DO, but make sure you’re in it for yourself. If you’re only working out
to follow your friends, you could wind up pushing yourself too hard or feeling
DO be the best that you can be
Remember what working out is
really about: you! Whatever you do, do it at your own pace and to make yourself
happy. If you focus on pleasing yourself and not your friends, your BF, or your
classmates, you’ll feel better inside and out.
DON’T overdo it
Putting in maximum effort can
help boost your results and make the impossible possible. But struggling to the
point of complete exhaustion or, even worse, pain, is a no-no. Working out
should be challenging, but it should also be fun, and it should never be
harmful to you and your body.
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Workout goals are great, as
long as you have the right ones. Put your mind to what’s important, and you’ll
be unstoppable next time you hit the gym.