VFit’s Weekly Inspo
As fitness professionals, we hear it all the time. Especially this time of year as people look back on the year and begin making their own wish list of what the year ahead should look like.
How do you stay so fit? How do you make the time? How do you get it all in?
While being healthy does take time and energy (but so does the alternative), the answer is easier than you would think! We’ve even made an acrostic which you can use so you too will always remember these five simple tips for not starting over – YANGO.
YANGO may sound familiar if you’ve been following our studio over the last year, it’s what our members have been declaring during a special fitness challenge we run each quarter. It initially was a play on words to represent how the fitness challenge worked, a cross between Yatzee and Bingo.
Yango has been by far the most successful challenge we’ve ever run, and we run A LOT, so we were ready to take the name up a level and have created an acronym so you too will not need to keep starting over and over when it comes to your health and fitness.
Y – A – N – G – O
Letter by letter, here our VFit’s 5 tips for not starting over:
Y – YEARLONG – Your health should never be a seasonal sport! Your self care needs to be center stage all year long and made a priority.
Once you let self care slip as things get ‘too busy’ that’s where people start falling off. And once you stop working out and taking care of yourself, it’s twice, if not three times harder to start back up again.
Our tip? Find a fitness solution that works for you all year long.
A – ACTION – Wishing you were fit and active, but not setting goals or taking any action gets you nowhere. You have to take that initial step, however small it may be, and keep moving forward with your workouts and self care.
There’s no, ‘waiting until Monday’, or until I have the time/space/clothes (we hear it all), or the New Year here. We are talking, if you want to take care of yourself, start today and DO something now.
Create an action plan and prioritize your day so you can take action each and every day.
Our tip? Each week set aside 5 minutes to prioritize and schedule your workouts and self care for the week. Like any important meeting or event, when it is on the schedule, you are far more likely to make it a priority.
N – NON – NEGOTIABLE – Your self care needs to be non-negotiable. Period! Self care is often the first thing to go when people get busy or overwhelmed. Then guess what? People get more stressed out and more overwhelmed when they start skimping out on self care to get other things done.
If it’s important to you, and it should be since you only are granted this ONE body to live in, you need to make self care non-negotiable and make it happen in your life.
Our tip? Write out your commitment, on paper and place it somewhere you’ll see every day. Even better, tell your friends and family how important this commitment it to you. We are willing to bet, they want you to be healthy and happy and will be more than eager to help keep you accountable and on top of your commitment.
G – GOAL – Setting up personal goals to reach for will help you stay motivated and on track. Goal setting is an important part of success and we recommend setting goals on a weekly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Goal planning is a skill and one you can develop the more you practice. Set realistic, but also challenging enough goals, they give you something to aim high for.
THE most important part of goal setting is creating your action plan. A goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish. Take time on working through how you will plan to reach your goals. Share your goals with others to build in accountability.
Our tip? Write your goals down and share them with others who are there to lift you up and cheer you on. Being part of positive communities is a huge tip to reaching your goals. Soon you’ll realize it is so much more fun to climb to the top together and that you don’t have to go at your goals alone.
O – OUTSIDE – Get outside of your comfort zone. The more you can push yourself beyond your little zone you’ve set for yourself, you’ll stretch and grow as a person and build more inner and outer strength. Comfort zones become a personal cell and can really limit you if you let them.
Soon you’ll start to experience that what was once so uncomfortable and scary, soon becomes your norm and then it’s time to step up your game again and again.
Our tip? Do one thing each day that scares you. It can be as small as closing your eyes and balancing, to asking for a raise or saying no to something that no longer serves you. Much of life happens outside your comfort zone, go and enjoy it!
There you have it, VFit’s 5 tips for not starting over – YANGO. If the mindset we shared here strikes a core with what you need more of in your own life, we sincerely invite you to put all 5 tips together into practice with the VFit team and kick of the New Year with our January round of, you guessed it, YANGO.
YANGO is a 20 day fitness challenge VFit runs on a quarterly basis and comes with a class pass to attend UNLIMITED VFit classes throughout Yango. To kick off 2020, we’ve opened up to the public. For more information, click here.
Rachele, Maria, and the VFit Trainer Team
P.S. If you’d like to start the next decade, 2020 with a surefire item to add to next year’s “Greatest Hits List,” we present to you our January round of YANGO!
Kick off the new decade with 20 days marking off 20 fitness challenges, ranging from 1 to 30 minutes.
By January 20th, if you’ve marked off a fitness challenge from our challenge board each day, we guarantee you’ll set the tone for a strong year!
The buy in is only $20 and includes a 20 day unlimited class pass to the VFit Studio, our online private Facebook support group for daily check ins, trainer support, and the YANGO playing card. Trust us, this will be one of your greatest hits for 2020, we guarantee it! Learn more and sign up for YANGO today!