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Something that I have recently learned is very important and something that I use myself is to not only have my fitness goals which are very important to me, but to have other goals that are unrelated to fitness as well that I am striving to achieve.
This accomplishes something very unique in that sometimes if you invest too much into one goal and do not have others you will put your entire identity or self worth into whether you are a “success” or “failure” based off your progress.
What happens is you end up putting too much pressure on yourself and if you have a road block, which is going to happen, you will allow that to affect your motivation and it will have a counterproductive effect.
Instead have a goal, such as if you are wanting to lose 30 pounds, set another goal that is related to your family life, such as being a better friend or spouse or better relationship with yourself. Or if you are looking to get six pack abs, have another goal set of improving your cooking skills or communication skills.
The purpose of doing this is to give you a sense of progress which we all need in order to feel good about ourselves and to stay motivated.
Your action step right now is to take 30 minutes and quietly sit down without distraction and decide what these goals are so you are clear. Trust me it will make you much more effective.
Now that you guys have set goals for what you want to achieve the next thing that you want to do is start to tell yourself that you deserve the goals that you want to achieve.
A major question that I get when I advise people to do this is “what if I don’t believe what I am telling myself ? “
The answer is over time you will start to believe it because the power of doing this will start to make you more aware of your actions and lead you to the correct actions that will help you reach those goals.
If you don’t think that beliefs do not play a part in your fitness goals and in your life then you are not being honest with yourself.
You don’t need to do anything “drastic” to make this change. You just have to decide to go for it and commit that everyday you will take small steps until you become who you want to be.
If you try then that is a success and you should celebrate that success. The only failure is in not trying.
Start TODAY by telling yourself over and over again ” I deserve to reach (insert goal) and I am amazing”
It may seem like hocus pocus advice but I promise you that if you do it and do it regularly with the expectation of succeeding you will see for yourself.
Today I want you write down a big goal that gets you excited to reach. Write a goal that you feel may be a little bit more than you believe that you can achieve. Once you write it down, I then want you to devise a strategy to reach that goal.
I want you to break it down to a day by day goal that you can track. Next, I want you to find someone that you consider supportive but can hold you accountable. With your strategy that you come up with to reach your goal, do not rule out getting a personal trainer or mentor who has reached the level of success that you desire.
Success usually comes from pushing yourself and we all can use a push from an outside source to help us reach that next level. Take control of your life and what happens in it and do everything with intent.
Until you physically write down your goals, it will not feel as achievable and real.
Post Workout Photos of Yourself on Your Wall To Help Keep You Motivated
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Here is a photo of one of our trainers and some clients coming together for a competition. The competition that we do is designed to bring fun into fitness so you are more likely to workout and stick with it.
It also is much more fun when you have the support of your friends and a personal trainer because it makes you feel like you don’t have to do it alone.
Our team has grown a lot over the last 7 months. We have built our team (which is a very solid team that I appreciate very much and am very proud of) to 10 personal trainers and have helped over 300 people take the jump into changing their life through fitness.
If you have never used a personal trainer I highly suggest that you use one to reach new goals that you have never achieved as we all need coaches to push us.
Have a great Sunday guys and if you have any questions feel free to ask ?
Many people want to look and feel good about themselves. I personally think that by exercising and taking care of yourself, it is one of the best ways to accomplish that goal. By exercising consistently it will increase your body’s endorphins which is the body’s natural way of making you feel good.
The picture above is one of my clients that I train. His goal is to put on more muscle on his body. He is doing a phenomenal job and as his trainer I know how hard he pushes himself each and every day. I can notice a tremendous difference in how positive he feels and that translates into other aspects of his life.
Set time aside to take care of yourself because you deserve it. What is your fitness goal?
Here is a photo of one of our clients that has worked her butt off. She has really pushed herself and made fitness a priority. What she has done is taken her life from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active lifestyle coming to the gym 3-5 times per week and using a personal trainer.
She is not only losing weight and inches but she is also feeling more energetic and feeling like fitness is improving her overall lifestyle.
I consider myself a promoter of fitness even more than just a personal trainer. I promote changing people’s lives and putting smiles on their faces. That is the business that I am in.
Some quick tips to help you get healthier
- Exercise a minimum of 3 times per week for at least 30 minutes
- Set a time and schedule so you can make it a routine
- Find a friend to come to the gym or exercise with you because it makes it more fun
- Think long term about your fitness. Do not get too fixated on achieving results in a very short period of time.
Personal Training Changes Lives… You Should Get One
This is one of my personal training clients here in Salt Lake City, Utah that I train at The Gym at City Creek. He is a New York Times Best Seller author of the book “Killing Sacred Cows” and a very busy guy. He has helped me learn a lot of great lessons.
What we have done with him over the last couple of months has been incredible. He has seen an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat percentage simultaneously (which is difficult to do) because of a well structured workout program and a focus in nutrition.
I love what I do because it really does make a difference as this testimonial he wrote me in the form of a thank you note to me below shows
” Greg, I love the workouts. Especially the part where I give you a hard time. I really like the format of the workout and am happy with the results. Keep on the quest of learning as I admire your drive. Thanks for taking great care of me. ”
Garrett B. Gunderson
Here are 5 different stretches you can do before and after your workout to prepare your body to do exercise as well as cool down your body and start the recovery process.
I recommend that you stretch anywhere from 5-10 minutes before you workout and after your workout to keep your body flexible.
If you have any questions do not be afraid to ask and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few photos that demonstrate the exercises on how to do them in my book. I decided to put these in the book to also give you a visual of how to do the exercises as well as a written description.