Sign up for a competition to embrace your competitive spirit
Forrest Gump discovered his passion for running on the spur of the moment, when a bunch of Alabama bullies were chasing him and his leg braces broke off. But for most of us, developing a commitment to running, cycling or some other form of exercise requires dedication, planning and intention.
If you find yourself in need of these essential ingredients, I have a suggestion: register for a fitness competition. Or, make a public declaration that you intend to complete.
But let’s start with attitude. Is it positive or negative? If you start with a good attitude about exercise, you’ll be more likely to achieve your goal of becoming a workout warrior. That part is not rocket science.
“Registering for something like a fitness competition can be a powerful tool for motivating a person to get off the couch and push his or her fitness to a higher level”.
63% of people say that they lake motivation to stick to an exercise program
Motivation: Lack of motivation is one of the most common excuses from people who choose not to workout. When you sign up for a competition, you will be motivated to follow a fitness program so you perform your best on show day. Even the most serious workout-a-holics have days when they can’t pull themselves into the gym, so having a date to work towards will help keep you accountable on those lazy days.
79% of people are influenced by friends and family
Inspirational leadership: Fitness competitions give you the opportunity to be part of a greater community. You can lead by example and encourage friends and family through your fitness journey. Leading by example is often the best way to inspire others.
83% of people reported that they acquired, improved multi-tasking skills
Improved organizational skills: Training for a competition takes commitment and planning. If you wish to be successful you’ll have to manage your schedule to fit in your training days. The ability to multi-task and prioritize your responsibilities is a quality that is desirable in all areas of your life, especially in the workplace.
95% confidence increase developed within a 6 month period of working towards a goal
Improved confidence: Setting a fitness goal and completing it will boost your confidence. Have you ever wondered why athletes tend to walk with a bounce in their step? I can tell you from experience that it’s because they are striving to be at their best every single day. Making time for self-improvement will make you feel good about yourself.
“Being committed to a training program for a set number of weeks will help to improve your overall fitness level. ”
There is something transformative about setting a physical goal and completing it!