So, you want to be fit? You’re probably thinking about the next fitness app you’re going to download or how much you’ll going to need to spend on that gym membership.
You had it all planned out right? From tomorrow you’re going to start! And you’re going to smash it!
Well… no, you’re not…
You’re probably workout every single day, doing it the best you can…
A week passes by (no results) you keep on going! You have a goal in mind! You’re gonna show off a perfect six-pack on the beach, right?
2 weeks passed by (no results), well something must be wrong? So, you change your goal, it won’t be a six pack but just a very toned body!
4 weeks passed by (no results), how could it be? I was working out the best I could, and nothing happened?! F**k that!
Did you do it too? Did you gave up on the first week? Second? How many weeks did it took?
It’s all very nice intentions, but the truth is – all you had in mind won’t help you get that perfect summer body that you want or to lose some of that extra weight. Something is missing…
I’m sorry that I’m the only one that is not trying to sell you on some magic workout/fitness program that will help you, nope, this one is all about being realistic.
now wait one moment! I’m not saying that getting the perfect six-pack or whatever it is that you want to achieve is not possible, I’m just trying to explain how to get it and it all has to do with goals.
Is one of the most important things that you need to do before you start.
And there are some rules too.
(no one said it will be easy, but you want to change your body? Live better? Healthier? You got to think ahead before you start).
The rules are simple to understand and follow, it’s just that people don’t do them because we are always on the lookout for shortcuts!
“it’s easy as 1,2,3”
1. Be realistic!
When you set your mind into something you must be realistic, you must have heard that “you can get everything you want”, well no you can’t! know your body, learn what you can do with it and set a goal that is achievable.
When I started I had a very clear goal in mind, I wanted to do a split, why? Because I never could, I thought that it would be nice to do it… I mean why not right?
So, I started, and I understood very fast that a split won’t be a matter of a few weeks but a few (probably many) years!
If I would have stayed with that goals I would have failed. Instead, I did something else, I started to break it down to smaller goals and smaller steps that were achievable for me.
2. Monitor yourself
From one small step to another I got better and better, the only problem that I had was that the steps where small and I couldn’t really see my progress, I wanted results! And fast!
You can solve that problem by understanding the hard truth that there are no shortcuts and you must do the work in order to move on!
It also helps to monitor your progress, so you won’t forget where you started, it will give you the motivation you need in the tough parts when you think it’s all for nothing and you’re not making any progress – keep track of your training, take a picture or write it down and keep doing it.
3. Time, Time, Time!
The last rule and in my opinion the most important is to set a time frame.
Without a time frame, you end up saying this: “tomorrow I’ll start” “I’ll do it next week”, “today I’m not feeling so good, I’ll do it tomorrow”… sounds familiar?
Without a time limit, and as rule number one said it should also be a realistic one, you won’t be able to do anything because our body is always looking for the easiest way to do stuff you throw at it, it could be a workout or even just how you’d pick up something from the floor.
What Do You Think?
Is it too much? You don’t think you could do it? Well, I got you covered too:
Here’s a tip that will definitely get you motivated! – MAKE IT PUBLIC! – if you let people know what your goal is than you’d turn the world up side down to make it happen!
For example, let’s say you want to lose weight, and the first thing you’d do is to send a picture of your body (yes that body that you want to change!) to everyone that you know!
You’d be amazed by the amount of support that you’d get! Yes, I know, it is a tariffing thing to do, but once you’d do it, you would be committed and motivated as hell to prove that YOU can do it!
Start now, write it here! So everyone would see, what is your goal? send it to everyone you know and just do it!