When you train with Heart Start Fitness, we work together as a team to mold your health and fitness goals to fit you so you stay committed. Though being committed to your fitness goals means being focused. And of course, as these HSF clients know from experience The Million Dollar Question is: How do I get and keep focused?
The first big step is deciding what you want. It sounds simple, but being able to differentiate between what we think we want and what we actually want is the biggest and most important step in getting focused. If you dont really want it, you’re not going to do it. Then you need to decide what you are willing to do to achieve it. The key thing to remember here is that your plan must be realistic. For example, making a change in your routine from doing nothing, to following a regime similar to an Olympic athlete is not realistic. Generally, people who try to exert this kind of unrealistic effort straight away don’t enjoy success, and they will often give up.
The most effective way of being successful with your goals is planning. Focus on things like how often you can commit to training, and where you can begin to make changes to your eating habits; exchanging the unhealthy food for nutritious meals. If you start by breaking down your main goal into smaller, more manageable aims with short-term planning, you can always re-evaluate as you get fitter and stronger.
Having committed to a goal, and made a plan to stay focused, the next step is to implement those changes. The best time to do that is straight away. Not on Monday, not next weekend and not after the party. Strike while the iron is hot as they say. Remind yourself of your goal before each session, have a think about why you are doing it. If you stick with your plan, what benefit will it be to you?, How will it improve how you think, feel or look? How will you feel if you don’t stick with it and give up?
Once you’ve set your course, tell people you know and trust about your goal. Putting it out there can help with accountability. Nobody wants to answer “why didn’t you achieve your goal’ type questions. And surround yourself with people who want the same thing. Having others breaking barriers and achieving goals will help keep you motivated and focused. Don’t let others tell you it cant be done or ask ‘why do you want that’? Remember: “Obsessed is what the lazy call the Motivated!”
Being focused and committed to your health and fitness goals is a lifestyle. You may not be training all the time, and of course you can have the occasional cheat meal or night out, but the next day you’re going to fall back into your focused lifestyle.
If you are ready to get focused and motivated about your health and fitness goals, contact Marcus to arrange a session.
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