When it comes to nutrition and exercise, it is easy to get discouraged and give up on yourself. It's not easy to always have to think about what you put in your mouth or when you can find time to workout. After all, we are all busy and life just happens. With that being said, here are 6 reasons why being a part of a group can help you to stay on track and progress towards your goals.
When you join a group, especially in a "workout or nutrition" setting, you are going to more than likely be with people that have similar goals to yours. You instantly gain a group of people that will support you on your journey because they understand your struggles with eating healthy or making the time to go to the gym. It's hard to achieve your goals, in any situation, if you don't have a solid support structure.
Working with others can give you the motivation that you need to keep going. When you see others succeed, you more than likely will also want to succeed. The defintion of motivation is "the general desire or willingness of someone to do something." Being a part of a group can help give you that "wiillingness" to want to do better and achieve your goals.
When the alarm goes off at 5 A.M., how easy is it for you to hit snooze, roll back over and go back to sleep? You tell yourself, "I'll go to the gym tomorrow. I'm too tired today to go." When you are a part of a group, the group helps to hold you accountable. They rely on you to show up and be there. After all, you are a part of their motivation! It's much easier to let yourself down, than it is to let your group down. When it comes to nutrition and exercise, a group can help hold each other accountable and therefore, make your goals that much more acheivable.
4. Make New Friends
Enough said...It's nice to meet new people that feel the same way you do and can help support you throughout your journey.
A good coach can lead a group to success by guiding the group in the right direction. This can can done with motivation, healthy tips, patience, and knowledge. You may learn new strategies, or ways to do things that you might not have known if you didn't belong to a group.
If you are struggling to stay on track with your health, or just want to spice up your workouts, consider joining my 6 Week Nutrition Program, or 4 Week Cardio Program. Both start January 9th. Start your New Year off right! Check out my website for more information!