Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about getting off track and how to get back on again. This is going to be the first part in a two part series, so be on the lookout for part two coming soon. And if you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188.

On track, and then back off. What are we to do? Well, first of all I want to know where on earth is this track that we speak of?

So this is coming off a conversation that I had earlier this day with someone. This person just kind of came in and took their conversation in a whole negative direction. All I did was ask how things were going and what was going well for them at the moment, and it turned into “I haven’t…”, and “I can’t…”, and “I haven’t been..”, and “I know I’m not…”. They said that they feel like they haven’t been doing all of these things that they supposedly think that they need to do.

The problem is that we judge ourselves so much. We are are humans, and we are all just about judging ourselves. We see this pedestal of perfection that we think we should be at, and then we constantly beat ourselves up over not being on that pedestal of perfection.

The truth is that perfection is something that is completely unrealistic. One person in the world has been perfect, and it definitely was not me.

So, we all get off track, we all go wayward at times on what we are doing. Whether it is following our exercise, our nutrition, reading our devotional daily, spending time with our kids, making sure that our lives aren’t crazy… We get off track of where we should be, but really the only track that you need to be on is one that make sense to you. A track that takes you from point A (where you are at right now), to point B (where you want to be in the future).

Maybe that track will zigzag. It’s never going to go straight from one point to the other. It’s kind of like weight loss. As a personal trainer in Amarillo, I am familiar with this story. You go in for weight loss, and you want to see it drop way down, but what you see instead is that it drops down and then goes back up and fluctuates a lot. But in a broad overview, it drops the whole time even though it’s going up and down.

So that is kind of your path whenever you are looking for the supposed track that you want to be on. It’s going to wiggle back and forth. And sometimes it’s going to be great, and sometimes it’s going to be not so great. But it’s the choices that you’re making when you’re being not so great, and the restrictions that you’re keeping yourself to when you are being great so that you aren’t going overboard, that keep you closer to that path and to reaching your goals.

So you really want to make sure that you aren’t holding onto unrealistic standards–that you are setting these goals for something that is completely outrageous, and that you will never get to just to be able to call yourself a failure.

Success is a huge thing. We all want to reach success, we all want to feel success. And you can feel success day in and day out. Success is a matter of counting up all of the millions of teeny, tiny little steps that you’ve taken to get from one place to another. It’s not about how many days you took those steps, it’s about how consistent you were within that. So maybe you didn’t take a step on Tuesday, but on Wednesday you did. There you go, you’re right back on! So it’s a matter of moving with that ebb and flow.

So there are four things that you need to think about whenever you are trying to realistic standards and goals, that you can stay on track with, that you can feel more successful with, and so you can get rid of this self judgement that is so terrible.

#1 Include Only What You Need In Those Standards

So if you are talking diet, include only what you need. Don’t go adding in all of these extra things just because they sound good, or your friend decided to go on a diet and theirs worked, or you’ve heard about this fad food or supplement. Only include what you need.

#2 Include ALL That You Need

So especially when it comes to diet, people start to exclude foods, and take food groups out and start omitting things. Now omitting sugar is one thing, but omitting things like carbs, fats, and proteins can lead to a lot of problems. It causes a lot of internal stress when your body doesn’t have the things that it needs.

So: include everything that you need and include all that you need. Let’s take a minute to think over those two in a fitness context.

Include only what you need in fitness. You do not need to workout three to four times a day for an hour each time, but you you do need to include all that you need in the fact that you need strength, resistance training, cardiovascular training, flexibility, posture, core control. I know that can sound like a lot, but you would be surprised at how much quality work can be done when you have the right program. So you need to include all that you need, but not more than you need.      

So i’m going to end part one here. In part two I’m going to be talking about the third and fourth thing that you need to think about to get you on the path that is best for you.

If can’t wait for part two, or you want to know more about Custom Fitness and what we do here, then please give us a call. If you’re wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. Our trainers are here to look out for you and make sure that you are meeting your goals in a safe way.

At Custom Fitness, we customize a plan for you. We sit down with you and find out what your needs are and then build a health and fitness plan around that. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.