Have you ever thought that you were through with a project only to discover that you had barely started? Have you ever reached a goal that once seemed unattainable only to discover that you were halfway “there”? What do we do in that situation, quit or push harder?
Who Set The New Goal?
If we decide that we want to go beyond our first fitness goals then we first need to make sure that it’s our idea, not a relic left over from high school or wanting to mimic someone else. Sometimes impressions from our past or current media can alter our thinking about such a personal decision. We need to examine ourselves closely because unless our new goals are relative to our lives, we will fail in achieving them and have one more failed attempt and become discouraged anew.
If the decision is from our heart then we have to hit it with the exact same fury that we used to attack our first goals, or harder. We may have been floundering awhile at goal and out of the habit of tracking, EVERYTHING. It’s time to rededicate to the cause, our health.
It is good to study our food choices again. At goal, we can become lazy and quit learning. Now is the time to get creative with our calories, making every single one work on our behalf. Read and study. There’s always something to learn about Nutrition. Tweak your menu to give yourself plenty to eat and plenty of nutrients.
2-Is My Workout, Working?
This is also a good time to reconsider our workout. Is it working for us? Will it get us to where we want to go? If the answer to either of these questions is “no”, it’s time to shake things up. If we desire super fitness it’s going to require a super workout. Seek counsel by a professional to help up your game if you don’t know what to do.
Just get some sleep, already…7-8 hours is a good sleep window. This is the hardest part for me and I have to recommit to it daily. We can only achieve ultimate health if we get our rest.
It’s All About You
When this new Journey gets tough, remember that this was your decision. When you really want to quit, remember that this is attainable. When you plateau and don’t see progress, remember, that this is your heart’s desire. When you look in the mirror and love what you see, know that you have the power to achieve everything that you want in life, because you chose to do “harder”. Now, start grinding. ;-*