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What’s one thing you can STOP doing today that will help you achieve your goal Part 2 by Custom Fitness: Amarillo Personal Trainers

By November 13, 2018 No Comments

Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on the one thing, or what is the one thing that you can stop doing today that’s going to help you achieve your goals? Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

So, in the last part we were talking about the things that we can stop doing. One of the things that we talked about was procrastinating. This is something that we all do, we all are all guilty of this. I hope that after reading the first blog that you decided to stop procrastinating by reading blogs, and went to go forward with whatever you are needing to do. Whether it is something in your daily life or if you are applying it to your health and fitness.

If you are one of those people where procrastination is crippling to your productivity, no matter the task, then break it down into smaller and smaller tasks. If you are thinking about this big task and thinking about the big outcome, then you might just want to avoid doing it altogether. Instead think about the first, easiest step that you can take towards achieving your goal. Sometimes it might be something as simple as thinking “Okay, I just need to get up off the couch. Once I stand up then I can tackle the next thing.” and eventually you will keep taking more and more steps away from procrastinating.

Overdoing things is another big one for people to stop doing. Again, as they get into, it typically falls from the use-ta-goods. “I used to go do this, I used to be in athletics, I used to be in the military, I used to do these things, but now I’ve kind of died off of it.” Sometimes it’s, “I’ve gotta lose 50 pounds in the next six weeks, and we jump into this head on”.

The problem with that is, you know that any results you get in that demeanor are going to … They’re not going to last. We’ve got to make sure that we do this slow enough, and in the right order that not only do you get the changes that you’re looking for, but also that they can last you a lifetime. Because, what is the point of going through all of that, putting your body, your mind, just everything through all of that, to end up right back where you started, just a few weeks later?

Instead of overdoing, you want to start small. Another way we can overdo is by going in with too heavy of weights, too fast, too much impact, things that our body has not been preparing for, and therefore we get hurt, and then we can’t do anything. Again, starting small on that level is also beneficial, so that we can start to build the body up to the things that either we know that we used to be able to do, or that we think we want to do in the future.

All right. Another one that I came up with is belittling, huge topic. Whenever people come in to meet with me they start to belittle themselves. I say, hi. How are you? I’m Kris. They start in on what all is wrong with them in their own mindset. That is just … It breaks me up, because I feel like we belittle ourselves way too much. We don’t have belief systems in ourselves. We don’t feel like we can do the things we want to do, or that we need to do. In the end we’re this little curled up ball in a corner somewhere that we can’t do anything.

It’s time to start empowering ourselves. It’s time to start believing in you, knowing that you can do it, especially if all it takes is one small change, one very simple small change each day to be a little bit better, then how can you not believe in yourself, that you can do that? Maybe you mess up every now and then. That’s okay. We’re humans. But, you never fail until you stop trying. As long as you’re still trying, and empowering yourself by believing in you and your goals, and your dreams, then you can make those goals and dreams a reality.

Now, there are obviously some times that our goals and dreams are a little further out than what our bodies are ready to do. There comes a time that we have to understand that, but for the most part, whatever we dream about being healthy and fit, we can easily do that just by taking small steps each day, by simplifying the system, by taking action and by finding reasons to, rather than excuses not to.


That is going to wrap up our series on one thing that you can stop doing today that will help you achieve your goal. I hope that this series was able to help you think in a different mindset and help motivate you. I know that many of you are struggling with trying to keep adding new things into your lifestyle, but first you need to take out the negative before you can really take advantage of the good.

So, if you are 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. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. What we do is we will ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes. 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 At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.