Relentless Family member Chuck kept the goal in mind for six weeks… and saw the results!
Ok, setting clear fitness goals is great, but what really matters is figuring out how to stick to your fitness goal. The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter what kind of awesome goal you set if you’re not going to follow through with the plan.
In my last post I talked about setting different levels and types of goals, but how do you stick with it when the going gets tough?
1. Clearly figure out your reason “why”. Continue reading
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else”
Now, Yogi is famous for his quotes, which are often quirky, but there’s a lot of wisdom there, too.
One of the most important things in this whole fitness journey is to set a goal that you’re shooting for. If you don’t, then chances are it won’t be long before you wane from the path. New habits are hard. Adults don’t tend to create them easily and if it’s something that’s going to be a departure from your current life, as adopting a healthier, more fit lifestyle probably is, then it’s not always going to be easy.
So, the first thing we’d want to accomplish is figuring out basically where you want to go and WHY you want to do it. That why is up to you, of course, but if you don’t have a clear sense of that then it is going to be hard to be consistent once the new excitement wears off.
Step 1: Figure out a sense of where you want to go and really zero in on the WHY.
Now, once you’ve got those two basic points down, I like to firm up goals with clients with something called “backwards chaining”, which is a fancy way to say we start at the end and work our way back. Continue reading