Do you have a goal for 2018?
Do you have a specific fitness goal that you are hoping to achieve?
This goal could be a number on the scale (although we prefer to focus on body fat and inches), or a clothing size.
Or maybe you are hoping to wear a certain cut or style of clothes like sleeveless tops, shorts or a two piece bikini/swim shorts.
While having this goal is great, it will NOT guarantee success.
You knew that, though, because this isn’t the first time that you’ve had a fitness goal.
A goal that you didn’t meet.
In fact, you probably know dozens of other people who also have struggled to meet their fitness goals.
Here’s the typical scenario: We get all pumped up to lose weight and get into shape by starting out completely gung-ho.
The enthusiasm lasts about two – three weeks, before old habits and routine slide back into place, cutting our results off before reaching your goal.
Then the goal begins to fade from our mind, and life goes on.
The problem, my friend, was the 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.
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, have your techniques been working thus far?
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 well, 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.
Fitness is a way of life.
Being healthy is a lifestyle. Neither of which can be had by going about it halfheartedly.
You have to become the momentum.
To your success,