Blogs can be a great source of inspiration for people, but I sometimes feel that the information provided is overly complicated, resulting in a lack of connection with the reader. This may eventually lead to boredom, with the result that nothing is learned.
With that in mind, all Collective Fitness blog posts will strive to be as concise as possible, leaving you "the reader" with the information you came for in the first place.
Today's topic will be about creating consistency in your life and developing a positive mindset about your fitness journey by breaking down goals.
Take a moment to read these two sentences and see which one sounds more appealing to you:
#1 - For the next 12 weeks I am going to lose X amount of body fat and put on Y amount of muscle
#2 - I am going to commit to exercising 3-4 times this week alone and based on how well I was able to stick to this I will adjust my following week accordingly. The key is that I will repeat this process 12 times.
Which one did you pick?
We all set lofty and wonderful goals for ourselves, but we rarely follow through on our promises. In fact, science claims that 92 percent of people who set New Year's resolutions never achieve them.
Why? Because we are too focused on the long term and don't know how to make them a reality. It's that easy!
So here's how you can break this habit and join the top 8%!
Step 1 - Just Focus On The Week Ahead
You're aware that if you want to lose weight, you'll need to exercise, right? So, let's start this week by exercising 3-4 times per week.
Things like the type of exercise you do, the length of each session, and other minor details don't matter right now. That's it: 3-4 sessions per week!
Step 2 - Get The Hard Tasks Out Of The Way First
As the day progresses, we as humans are less likely to complete our daily checklist. Why? Because life takes over and most of the time we are thrown a curveball that throws our plans off course.
Try to complete your workout as early in the day as possible. The sooner, the better. Consider this: if you wake up on a Monday morning and finish your training before 10 a.m., you have 6 more days to complete the remaining 2-3 sessions. Doesn't the week seem easier now?
So, which of the following sentences did you select? If you're anything like me, you'd always go with the first sentence. However, I would say that 90% of the time I did not complete the full 12 weeks. I recently switched to the second sentence approach and haven't looked back since.
The key is to start early and keep going, allowing compound interest to take you to your goals. Taking that one step today, no matter how small, will allow you to tap into the limitless power of compounding.