How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
My goal is to give you information that will save you time and effort while pursuing your goals. Helping you is my reward, so if this article helps you at all, please let me know. By reading this article you are one step closer to achieving your fitness goals!
Here is the ULTIMATE SECRET to losing fat and gaining muscle:
Step 1: Eat good food
Step 2: Exercise
Step 3: Stay consistent
I bet you already knew that. Then why don’t you have your ideal physique? The truth is people don’t need information, they need motivation and a plan of action. If you lack information, you can Google an answer in seconds. I’m going to show you how we can get you a strong reason and a reliable plan right now that will transform your life.
People are like ships. A person without a goal is like a ship without a rudder: no direction, just drifting along in whatever direction the tide pushes it. If you want to change your physique, you have to first know what you want.
A goal that has significant pull must be specific, measurable, and within a distinct time limit. Saying “I want to lose weight” is ineffective because if you lose a pound you’ve just achieved your goal. Saying “I want to lose 1 pound per week for the next 30 weeks so that I lose 30 pounds in total” is going to have a much greater effect on you. Here is an excellent video by Anthony Robbins about goal setting that provides insight into how you should set goals.
“Where your focus goes, your energy flows” - Anthony Robbins
Before anything can become real, it must be made real in your mind. If you’re interested in reading more about the power of your subconscious mind, I’d recommend this book by Joseph Murphy.
You must be honest with yourself. Don’t say you want six pack abs if you’re willing to settle for looking fit. What do you want? Why do you want it? Take a few minutes RIGHT NOW and write down a specific goal and a few reasons for why you want to achieve it.
Create a Plan
Now let’s focus on creating your plan of action. Most trainers will give you a plan without knowing anything about you. Most fitness plans don’t work because their origin is external. Your plan must come from within YOU.
We are not going to create a detailed training plan for you because I don’t know you and I don’t know your goal. You can do this using google, or if you send me a message I can give you some additional resources. Instead, we are going to create a plan right now to set you up to win.
Everyone feels motivated at times, whether you have a big vacation coming up or you want to look great for summer. However, nobody feels motivated all the time.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If you’re going and stopping, making progress and then regressing in your goals, then you aren’t planning wisely for the down cycles of life. Life moves in cycles, like your heartbeat or the tides of the ocean. The trick is to understand this and plan for the times when you feel lazy.
Food - Learn to cook and prepare your meals ahead of time so that you always have something good to eat. It may be difficult at first, but doing this one thing alone can completely transform your physique.
Exercise - Plan your workouts when you’re motivated. Don’t wait until 6am on a cold winter morning to decide what to do in the gym because you’ll decide to stay under the covers. Know what you will do before you go to sleep so you wake up motivated to train.
Environment - Remove bad foods from your house when you’re motivated. If you keep cookies and cake in the house, you’re setting yourself up for failure because when you get home from work and it’s late and you just want to eat something, you’re going to settle for anything that is quick and available. If cake is available, you’re going to eat it. If instead, a healthy meal of say breaded chicken, broccoli, and rice is available, then you’re going to eat that instead.
Planning to win is about planning for the worst. The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining. We all have setbacks, but if you plan for the hard times, you’ll be amazed by your results in just a few months!
Now I’m going to leave you with final thoughts and opportunities for you to expand your mind and grow. If you’re serious about personal development, I’m going to give you three books that should be a part of your mental environment
Read “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy to understand why starting and stopping is the reason you aren’t where you want to be right now
Read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill to understand the power of your mind.
Read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie to learn how to work with people and get anything you want from others.
That’s all I have for this post. I hope you found it useful because I want nothing more than your success. Thank you for reading.