Accomplishing your fitness goals no matter who you are will take consistency, drive, mental toughness and above all the underlying motivational hunger you have established within yourself to conquer this feat in the first place.
The following are four motivational tips that will get you psyched out and ready to surpass your own expectations.
Take One Step Forward
You can dream about your goals, desires, and achievements you have yet to accomplish all you want, but the only way they will ever get close to becoming something tangible, and more importantly your reality, is if you just start working on them.
Too many people try to analyze every little aspect of a plan just so they can minimize risk and make sure they are doing everything right.
This will only prolong the inevitable moment where you will have to jump out into the deep end to make your goal happen. Don’t allow yourself to be that person who keeps saying “One day I’ll be there” or “One day I’ll be able to do that.” and then do nothing at all.
Take action towards you goal now. Not tomorrow, not five days from now, NOW!
Instead of just standing there and thinking about everything that can go wrong, brace yourself for a hell of a ride and take that first step forward.
You’ll be that much closer to what you are trying to achieve.
If you’ve sat down with me for a consultation I most likely pushed you to dig deeper than just giving me “I just wanna lose weight/gain muscle/tone up/get stronger.”
Sometimes I push people so hard they start to tear up. For most people they just stumble on their words and find it really hard to point out WHY they want what the want.
I am very aware I’m walking a tightrope when I ask people to dig deeper to truly find their core intent however if you can’t be real with yourself on why you truly started this fitness quest it will be that much harder to get through the pain points of the journey.
Challenge yourself to dig deep and find out what is truly driving your desires. When those come to light you’re just giving yourself a huge advantage in attaining your goal fast.
Follow the 1% Rule
You will not get better by leaps and bounds and be the awesome hero you think you are. At first you will see big changes, but later on it will take much more work to make subtle changes which can easily demoralize the best of us.
Once you get to that point you must set your mind to getting 1% better each day. If you worked out for 35 minutes the first time and then 36 minutes the next day that’s a good thing.
If you ran 2 miles on day 1 and ran 2.5 miles the next day that’s great!
The key is to consistently hit that 1% improvement marker each day. When you are adamant about your goal and have your head down focused on just making small improvements each day, the change you will see once you lift up your head and see how far you have gone since you started your journey will be immense.
Consistency > Intensity