Monday, November 15, 2010

Fitness Goals: Reach them, Evolve, then Set New Ones…

What are you working towards when you spend an hour or two at the gym? Have you thought about what your specific goals are? It is important to know exactly what it is that you are working towards, because you don’t want to waste precious time and energy running around in circles and ending up at the same place at the end of the year.
Exercise should be a progression, an evolution, a forward movement, just like everything else in life. As the end of the year approaches, think about these questions and decide what your fitness objectives are, because nothing else will move you faster towards them, than defining them and then taking the right action towards them.

Seeing results really depends on your specific situation, some people go to the gym wanting to drop 20, 30, 40, 50 pounds, others want to tone every muscle in their body, others just want to maintain their current weight and some just go in without any previous thought of what their objective is.

Please don’t be one of the latter subjects on this list. Get clear! Affirm your objective in a positive, clear, concise manner. Some people write out their goals, others just affirm them to themselves; what ever works for you is fine. Here are some examples of very specific, defined objectives:

“My fitness goal is to fit into my size 2 skinny jeans by February 2011.”

“My objective is to weigh 110 lbs by April 2011.”- This objective is clear, positive, and measurable.

“My goal is to wear a size 0 dress size by April 2011”- this objective is also specific, clear, positive and measurable and it has a deadline.

“My objective is to tone every muscle in my body, therefore commit to lifting weights, at least three times per week and eating healthier foods by February 2011.”

Having a visual picture of what the end result looks like also helps in getting clear about the results you are trying to achieve. 
I invite you to look through a health and fitness magazine or celebrities and look at the different body types there are out there. Do you know what you would like your body to look like in the future? We don’t all want to be skinny, model types. Some of us want to have curvy, lean, toned bodies with the right proportions in all the right places if you know what I mean. So it’s important to know what you are working towards.

Once you have reached specific milestones, then make note of them. Celebrate them and evolve. Set new ones. There is a saying that says that in order for something new to be born, something has to die. Let your old objectives die, and breathe new life into the new ones. Because sometimes, not changing your mindset can set you back and keep you in your current situation, no matter how hard you work. Change, evolve, grow, progress and you will start seeing new possibilities. You will get a renewed sense of accomplishment, motivation and growth. Stay active, work hard! Motivating you is my motivation!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME! I agree w changing your mindset in order to grow, change and evolve...thank you for motivating us!!!