So… presumably if you’re reading this article, you are geared up and ready to embark on your fitness journey!
Now, the questions you should be asking yourself are: “Why?” “…What are my goals? What am I capable of?” …and most importantly… “What do I want for myself?”
Setting goals can be tough. There is a lot of room to overthink things and get caught up in the ‘instant gratification’ side of things. This can be discouraging!
First and foremost, you must let this go… Nothing worth working for will happen overnight, and no one can just bestow upon you the ‘physique of your dreams’.
Physical fitness is something that you must work at, but I can promise you that it will be worth it in the end.
Now, your journey begins when you do… so you should start small to avoid overwhelming yourself. “One of the biggest mistakes is that people try to do too much at one time,” Kellen Scantlebury, D.P.T.
What do you want for yourself? To gain mass. To build strength. To lose weight. To optimize agility. To increase activity-specific performance.
The choice is yours… however, if you have no direction (or too many directions) to move toward, you are likely to remain stagnant or to progress very little.
Once you have some sort of a vision… once you’ve identified what you would like to work toward, you can then focus your ambitions on a specific set of smaller goals to bring you closer to that bigger achievement you’ve envisioned.
It is important that you make sure these smaller goals are measurable and specific… and most importantly, you must give yourself a deadline for each bite-size milestone.
In the business world, they call this ‘eating the elephant’.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!