Fitness and Weight Loss Success
How are you creating your fitness and weight loss success?
Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” Yes, Zig Ziglar was talking about business when he said this, but honestly it really pertains to anything in life… Including your fitness and weight loss goals. We all know that his statement is right.
By nature, humans gravitate toward ease and comfort. This is how we are designed. We are designed to survive and make survival as easy and comfortable as possible. The thing about this is that back in the time of living in caves and then to farms, we still had to move and be physical despite our human nature for ease and comfort. We had no choice it was a part of survival. Well, now days we have so much knowledge, science, and developments that ease and comfort comes to use easily. Which is a good thing, but it has also created a down side. That down side is weight gain, poor nutrition, low levels of fitness, etc. We all know we need to be physical and that our bodies are designed to move, yet one day flows into the next, and the majority of people don’t get around to actually moving regularly.
Though people have good intentions, the majority of us tend to be very vague in really establishing any goals for fitness and/or weight loss. When we have these vague ideas it is nearly impossible to focus on and aim for fitness and weight loss success, when those goals are continual moving targets.
Fitness and Weight Loss Success
Are your goals for fitness and weight loss success moving targets? Do you want have a healthier nutrition plan, or lose some winter weight? Maybe you want to establish a routine of consistent daily exercise and stick with a workout program.
The two things that need to be your focus when creating fitness and weight loss success is a steady target and to begin to create momentum.
Setting specific goals will make your good intentions become a target that you can actually hit. You may have the intention of wanting to lose some weight, feel a little better, make a changes with your nutrition, but without clearly defined goals and methods, you can’t focus nor will any goal be obtained.
The way to hon in and hit the bull’s eye is to define your goals and write them down. Here are a few examples?
- Exactly how much weight do you want to lose overall?
- What kind of changes do you need to make in your nutrition to make your overall goal happen?
- How many days per week do you need to exercise to improve your fitness levels and create a calorie deficit for weight loss?
- Which article(s) of clothing do you wish to wear again?
- How much weight would you like to lift while strength training?
- What exercises do you want to be able to do that you cannot do now?
When you define what you want to accomplish and where you want to end up, you are much more likely to be able to get there. Of course once those things are established you actually begin to take action and start moving toward your goals. Remember the other part besides goals is momentum. When you act upon your goals, the action begins to create your momentum.
Creating momentum will have you reaching your goals!
Anyone who is successful will tell you that once the momentum started kicking in they felt like nothing could stop them. They will also tell you even if they had a setback, the momentum made it easier to jump back on track.
In the book, “Eat that Frog” by Brian Tracy he discusses the Momentum Principle of Success. Again referencing a book that most look at for business, but it does carry over into everyday life. His Momentum Principle of Success states it may take tremendous amounts of energy at first to overcome the inertia of getting started, but once you get going it takes far less energy to keep going. These are definitely words of wisdom.
For most people the hardest part of anything is getting started. That first day of doing anything different, or differently is difficult. So just be real… The first experience of bypassing an unhealthy treat in favor of a food that will make your body healthier, and give you more energy can be daunting. It isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t fun. You have to create a new lifestyle. That is difficult at first, and that is where you need to forge ahead and create that momentum.
So how do you get that momentum going? How do you start moving? Accountability is the answer! Having someone else involved in your efforts. This is probably the most important factor that can make or break your success. It is hard to change lifelong habits when you are on your own. You need the right nutrition, the right fitness, and when trying to learn that and find the motivation your efforts may fall flat unless you have a coach and involve others in your efforts. This reason is why the number one fitness infomercial company Beachbody has created such long lasting success for their customers. They offer people the fitness, nutrition and the support from a FREE Coach all in one when a customer purchases a Challenge Pack. It puts it all together.
Besides getting a challenge pack, what are other ways you can create that success. Set deadlines, make commitments to others or a coach, and enter contests. The more external motivation that you have the easier it is to move forward even with the toughest temptations. Once you get started, you will find the momentum principle kicking in to full gear, and it becomes easier and easier to keep going.
So Start NOW!
Set your goals, and create your momentum so you can hit the bull’s eye of your target. Make your goals specific, set deadlines, get the right fitness program, the right nutrition program, and support. Success is within your reach. You can do this!