Today’s topic is one that is extremely important to me and I wanted to share with you. When someone is setting out to achieve a specific goal, whether that be to lose weight, build muscle, or get better at a specific sport or activity you generally have some sort of idea as to what you would like the end result to be. And as you start to get into your training, results aren’t coming as fast as they used to and you begin to lose motivation. The fire you had in the beginning when everything was going perfect starts to fade. This is when one of the worst things you can ever do starts to happen. You accept that this is the best you can do, and you decide to settle on the results you have achieved. Well, I am here to tell you that is bull shit. When you make the conscious decision to stop pushing forward, and basically put yourself in cruise control, you are setting yourself up for failure. This is a loser mentality because you are basically throwing in the towel and saying, well that’s good enough I guess. Never, never, never set limitations on what you can do. When you begin to place limits on your results, whether you realize it or not you begin to fall into more of a complacent state of mind. Once you let the complacency kick in, it almost always begins the downward spiral to where even making it to the gym becomes a chore. Don’t let this happen to you. Always have goals, and set goals that are bigger than average. Always keep yourself pushing forward toward the next milestone. I promise you in the end you will be happy you did.
We are officially half way through 2018 so I wanted to drop a line for you guys and ask where are you with your fitness goals? Have you met them, did you start and then give up, or did you procrastinate your way into July? The statistics for this sort of thing are never in anyone’s favor. By today, over 95% of new year’s resolutions have been destroyed, leaving most people to say, “well there is always next year”. But this time I urge you to stop and consider the following. There are at least another 170 days roughly until Christmas, I mean we are talking 5 months+ of time to get yourself in a better postition than you are now. Not only that, but at a time of year when most people are falling off there wagons with there weight loss goals, let this be the time to get back on track. You don’t have to make any crazy commitments, like going to the gym 5+ days a week, just get started. Even if it is walking on the treadmill every other day for a half hour. Everyone has to start somewhere initially to get some momentum. During this time you can take that opportunity to put together a solid plan for the next 6 months. Something realistic that makes sense for your lifestyle, not something you read in a magazine or saw online that sounds great, but you know you will never stick to. I want everyone I come in contact with to succeed, but the truth is the goals you have in mind are not going to happen overnight. You must stay patient, and consistent for good sustainable results to follow. If you need help getting started, please feel free to use me as your resource. I am here to help you. I hope everyone had a great fourth of July, and I look forward to working with you guys throughout the rest of this year. Let’s make it a great one.
This time of year brings about many ambitious individuals that have great intentions of starting there new year right. But did you know that by January 15th literally 95% of all resolutions made will be broken! Yes, 95% is what statistics show. This number is truly staggering so today I want to discuss how to not become one of these 95% and how to have a productive 2017.
Where to Start
With any resolution you may have the best place to start is by picking a goal that is realistic. For example, if your $200,000 dollars in debt and you make a resolution to be worth a million dollars within a year, this is most likely not the most feasible. But, if your goal is to reduce your debt by 50% or reduce debt completely that may be doable depending on your situation.
Relating to Fitness
Fitness and weight loss resolutions every year are one of the most popular. People always strive to look and feel better, but it seems that they are also the quickest resolutions to crumble. When the alarm clock goes off an hour too early, or when you leave work and planned on going to the gym but went straight home instead. These practices are all too common this time of year. Over 80% of actual gym memberships purchased are never even used one time! So what do we do initially to make sure we do not become just another statistic?
First of all, you need to set in your mind a clear goal. Not just I want to lose “some” weight, or I want to be healthier. These types of goals have no real meaning behind them and will not hold up when times get tough. Now, saying I want to lose 20 pounds by March 15th before I go on vacation would be much clearer and focused, with an actual deadline, which is just as important as the goal itself. Deadlines create urgency, and when you have some urgency behind you you will be more likely to take more action to make that change you have always wanted. One last thing I always tell people is go into a resolution with the end in mind. So in other words imagine yourself the way you want to look and feel, to remind yourself as to why you are doing what you are doing. Practicing this part is also important to remind you of how important your goal is