Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Anything is possible when you put your mind, heart, and soul into something you want to achieve. Setting fitness goals for yourself allows you to take that first step forward, but knowing how to achieve them is what matters most. It takes a lot of dedication, perseverance, and a personal, sensible reason as to why you’re embarking on this journey because nothing worth having doesn’t come easy.
Have a plan that is S.M.A.R.T! Making sure your goals is Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic, and contains a Timeframe allows you to dig deeper into what’s needed for you to achieve your goals. Specificity gives you an idea of what exactly you want to get done. Making sure your goal is measurable entitles you to track progress on the way. Accountability motivates you to stay focus and puts value in your goal. Your goals also needs to be realistic! Whether you’re shooting for short term or long term range, being sure your plan is realistic puts you in a position to take action to something that’s reasonable and results-based. And finally, time frame gives you a deadline. How important is your goal if you don’t get started today?
Your body can withstand almost anything, it’s your mind that needs convincing. Mentally preparing yourself when setting goals allows you stay committed, inspired, and motivated. Find ways that suits your lifestyle that’ll help you keep your mental and emotional stability at ease and focused on goals. Write in a progress journal or leave inspirational quotes on post-its on your fridge, on your car dash or even at work as a reminder. You are your own person at the end of every day and there’s nobody else that can support you and love you as much as you can. Always resort to why you’re trying to achieve that goal and always remember to take a step back once in awhile to see your bigger purpose.
Never fear failure. Nobody is made to be perfect, therefore everyone has their weaknesses they need to acknowledge before setting goals and achieving them. If your goals is a priority, you won’t find excuses for them. Instead come up with solutions that’ll help with future obstacles. If time management is a challenge that can get in the way of you going to the gym, take the time to sit with your daily calendar and set aside gym time whenever needed. Making sacrifices will definitely be worth making, especially if they keep you moving forward toward your goals.
Work at your goal every day in every way possible. It’s easier said than done, but being consistent on a daily basis puts you closer to attaining your goal. Remember, every day is chance for you to be better, stronger, and healthier than yesterday. Strive to be the best version of you every day and your fitness goals will thrive.
Tracking your progress should make you excited and enthusiastic about what you’re trying to achieve. It’s a big step and it sure can be rewarding when you see the little things that make all the difference. This helps you to never lose sight of yourself and your goals. If the scale and measuring tape is what’s needed to track than write down your results and watch the numbers fall into place.