According to a report on Emarketer.com, as of 2014 nearly one in four people around the world use some form of social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or any other platform, social media has become as much a part of our lives as anything else you can think of. People use it to connect with family that lives far away, networking, or expanding their online businesses. So why can’t you use it to help you reach your fitness goals? Take these tips into consideration next time you log on, and you might find those crazy goals of yours aren’t so crazy.
1. Creating a Support Group – Each social media platform has its own way of creating lists or groups. You can use this tool to create a group of people that are like-minded and will show you support in times of need. They can also provide that swift kick in the butt when you are lacking motivation or have gotten off track with your diet or training. If you need ideas or are trying to figure something out, your group can bounce thoughts off each other until you make a sound decision. Aside from that, you’re including them in your journey which means when you reach your goals, they can celebrate that achievement with you.
2. Keep Articles Where You Can Find Them – Have you ever seen an article that really stood out to you but when you wanted to go back to it had no idea where you saw it? It happens often. With your social media pages you can post them on your profile so when you try to remember something, going back to it can be as simple as signing in and scrolling down your page. You can also share them with people that you feel can benefit from the knowledge you just gained.
3. Follow Positive & Inspiring Pages – It can really bring you down when you go down your feed and see people who post nothing but negative thoughts or statements designed to insult or bring others down. Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, look for pages and people who inspire you and will share posts that can motivate you and keep your spirits high. This is a great opportunity for me to suggest that you follow Labrada Nutrition on all of your social media platforms. Whether it’s positive images, inspiring quotes, great articles, or awesome deals on Labrada products, their pages are designed with the goal to help and inspire you.
4. Track Your Progress – Are you preparing for a running event, triathlon, or physique competition? You can use your social pages as a training log to track your progress as you move forward and get closer to your goals. You can reference your past workouts to determine if what you’re doing is working or if you need to make some changes. This can help prevent a lot of frustration later on because you will struggle less and get back to making progress sooner. Also, doing this can provide an outlet for people to motivate you through your preparation, as well as educate people as to what you do to train for your specific event or sport.
Obviously there are many other ways to use your social media to your advantage, but these are some of the best ways to use your social media to achieve your goals. Make your social media a part of your fitness plan and you’ll see that it will be a reason for your fitness success, as well as give you a platform to inspire others!
About the Author
Roger “ROCK” Lockridge is a writer whose work has been seen all over the world. He is most known as a writer for Iron Man Magazine and Bodybuilding.com. In 2009, he was named Bodybuilding.com Male Writer of the Year which along with the Female award is the highest award for writers in the bodybuilding/fitness world.
Roger is also known for his work against child abuse and domestic violence and he was featured as a part of the domestic violence documentary “30” as the only child survivor and the only male survivor in the film.