This is how we get fitter, healthier, and happier.
Set goals and work to achieve them.
Three years ago, I could have said that all I wanted was six pack abs. Unfortunately, those abdominal crunches I was doing didn’t seem to do the trick.
If you can quantify a goal, you can make it happen.
For example, the aspiring professional wants to earn $65,000 next year. What steps must be taken to make that happen?
Just like careers, fitness goals can be quantified and then become more realistic and attainable.
To get abs, don’t worry about abs.
Eat, sleep, recover. Then hit THAT personal record.
For me, I place a high priority on a particular full body exercise that really targets the core muscles.
My favorite exercise…the Turkish Get Up.
Think about the numbers, and do what it takes.
If you want more toned arms, you can’t stick with the same weight. You HAVE to get stronger. Move up from the lighter dumbbells, use a pencil to write down your efforts, and then blast away plateau’s.
It’s easier to make several small goals interconnected to each other than it is to make one large vague goal.
Goal 1: Turkish Get Up 60 pounds for three reps.
Goal 2: Dumbbell Bicep Curl 20 pounds for ten reps.
Goal 3: Eat breakfast every day on THIS particular week.
All of these goals can support the over arching goal for physical fitness.
Quantify your goal, now today.
So that tomorrow, you are one step closer.