Have a goal? Here’s how to meet it.
Do you have a specific fitness goal that you are hoping to achieve? This goal could be a number on the scale, or a clothing size. Or maybe you are hoping to wear a certain cut or style of clothes like strappy tank tops, shorts, or a bathing suit.
While having this goal is great, it will NOT guarantee success.
We all know that though, because we’ve all had fitness goals at one point or another that we haven’t achieved. In fact, you probably know dozens of other people who also have struggled to meet their fitness goals as well.
Here’s the typical scenario: you get all pumped up to lose weight and get into shape by starting out completely gung-ho. Your enthusiasm lasts about two weeks, before life throws a curveball your way, you get super busy, and old habits and routine slide back into place, cutting your results off before reaching your goal. Then your goal begins to fade from your mind, and life goes on.
The problem, my friend, was your initial focus on the result rather than a sustained focus on the process. Let me break this down for you…
Fitness success is not about focusing on your goal. It’s about making the fit lifestyle stick.
Remember the goal is to get fit, not to temporarily lose weight. Of course, once you’ve gotten a fit lifestyle to stick you’ll end up meeting that goal!
This may go against everything you’ve come to believe about achieving a goal, but then, your techniques haven’t exactly been working. The number that you’re hoping to magically be one day doesn’t matter one bit, and here’s why…
IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN THE MOMENTUM.
Can you remember how it felt the last time that you ate clean, exercised hard and got adequate sleep for a few consecutive days? A feeling of momentum came over you, didn’t it?
There was a buzzing in your cells and a rhythm in your pace. You felt alive, you felt sexy, and you felt empowered. Never mind that you weren’t yet at your goal number, you were headed there!
Getting down to your goal weight, and fitting into your goal size, is the direct result of living in that state of momentum for an extended period of time. You see, the momentum can be felt immediately, once you start eating clean, exercising hard and taking care of your health, whereas that “goal number” simply can’t be felt until it is achieved, and so it’s not as powerful a motivator.
My challenge and advice to you is to find the joy of living in the momentum and keep that momentum going until your goal number is achieved. Focus only on the momentum, not on the number. Take it day by day, don’t look too far ahead. Just try to check the boxes on a daily basis, and if you slip up, start fresh the following morning, don’t throw in the towel all together.
Fitness is a way of life. Being lean is a lifestyle. Neither of which can be had by going about it halfheartedly.
You have to become the momentum.
Let me ask you something.
Have you tried to lose weight in the past?
If so, were you successful?
If you were, then congratulations!! Losing weight can be extremely difficult and a feat that not many people have been able to accomplish.
If you weren’t as successful as you’d hoped to be in your weight loss journey, were one of the areas below the reason why?
Typically these are the areas that I see people struggle with the most. That is why at Affronti Fitness we specialize in educating our clients so that they no longer have to wonder whether or not they’re doing things correctly. We help them build new habits into their lifestyle that will improve their self-discipline. We are constantly there for them when they feel like they’re losing motivation. We thrive on being able to realign our client’s focus and get them back on track. We consistently hold our clients accountable. That is our job.
If you find yourself struggling in these areas, please don’t hesitate to contact me today. These are the areas I specialize in. Let me help you win this battle once and for all.
Call or email me today and we can set up your free consultation.