Steps to your Fitness Success

Steps to your Fitness Success

Taking on a ‘mission’ without a defined goal or a plan is the same as walking out of your front door and not knowing where you’re going. If you have no plan, it’s only luck that will get you where you truly want to be. Goals are important because they give us a direction to follow and a way to measure our progress along the way. If you have a goal it becomes easy to say whether you’ve achieved it or not. Goals allow us to succeed and success keeps us motivated.

Most people do have things they would like to do or achieve in fitness – or in life – but often they have not actually committed to them. People will join a gym because they want to “get in shape” or “lose weight”. This seems like a good idea on the surface – but this sort of motivation doesn’t last and is difficult to sustain in the long run. The people who have been shown to have sustained lifelong fitness are always those who have had very specific goals.

It takes time to reach these fitness goals and with spring and summer fast approaching, if you’re not well on your way to improving your health and fitness, now is the time to start in order to be ready for the warmer weather. It takes consistent and direct steps with both your workouts and nutrition to see the biggest impact on your physique.

Key Steps to Find Success

  • Decide on a goal. Having the support of others around you can help keep you encouraged and focused. You need to get real with yourself and decide what you really want to accomplish. It also helps to make it something measurable and realistic.
  • Prepare a Game Plan. Here’s where seeking professional advice can be extremely beneficial. This can potentially save a lot of time and money by doing things right, the first time. If you decide to go at it alone, just remember: imperfect action can still be better than NO-action.
  • Commit to What Is Important. Make that a priority. Schedule in times for workouts, record what you’re eating, and seek accountability.
  • Stay Focused and take the steps to reach your goal. Get up and do what you said you were going to do.
  • Accomplish Your Goal and set new, higher goals.

As I tell my clients, you need to find a goal that means more to you than possible temptations. When you find it, nothing can stand in the way of you reaching it. So whether you’re getting married or looking at finally getting that beach body you’ve always wanted, stay focused and take the steps you need to in order to reach it.