With summer around the corner, many of us may have fitness goals on our mind. Yet, one of the biggest challenges in accomplishing these goals is feeling consistently motivated to exercise, and sticking to a workout routine and meal plan. In fact, around 4.5 million Australians did not stick to their fitness New Year's resolutions in 2014, according to Australian comparison website Finder.
The good news is that visualising your goals can be a major help, keeping the image of your goal weight or healthy lifestyle dream always in clear sight as a visual inspiration. A striped pinboard from Designer Pinboards Australia is the ideal platform for pinning such inspiring imagery, whether that be pictures from a wellness magazine or catalogue, or a fitness icon you admire. Quotes can also help recharge your efforts, so type and print off a few that mean a lot to you.
All of this aspirational material can be pinned to one column in the striped pinboard. Next, pin your practical documents such as a calendar of your gym schedule, complete with reminders of which day of the week is devoted to a specific exercise routine. You could even add reminder notes of the number of reps per exercise on a set date, then grab it before you head to your workout for a structured and organised fitness regime.
Health is as much about nutrition and diet as it is about exercise. Don't ever miss a vitamin or source of protein by keeping track of your meal plans in a third column on the striped pinboard. Make it fun and add smoothie recipes and other delicious recipes so when you're tired after your workout you don't have to think long and hard about what to cook - you already have the answer!
Finally, chart your progress using another column on the striped pinboard. Congratulate yourself by noting landmark moments, such as being able to lift a certain weight or running another kilometre in record time. Your pinboard is your one-stop-shop personal trainer and health board!