Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about how winning today will make progress for life. If you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
Win today, make progress for life. What does that mean to you? Well, a lot of times, as we set goals for ourselves, which happens both purposefully and not, we tend to make up these huge goals whether that be I want to lose so much fat, I want to be able to build so much muscle, I should be able to do this even though I’ve never been able to do it before.
You’ve got your own fill in the blanks there, but we often reach for these high and mighty goals that are great, I would never tell you not to, because that’s gonna help to motivate you and drive you forward. The problem becomes and we forget that each of those huge goals is made up of tiny steps and here and there, we might be able to skip a step or two and still be fine, but if you tried to run the height of a pyramid and you skipped four steps at a time, or tried to jump eight of them, you might not make it to the top, right?
So, you’ll find that it gets harder and harder the more that you try to find that quick route, that fast route and then sometimes, it’ll knock you right back down and so then you’ve gotta start back over even if it didn’t knock you all the way to the ground, you still have to start from halfway, right? And we’ve got these problems with our brain to where it says, “Well, you can do that and there’s gotta be a faster way,” and so we allow ourselves to be tricked into thinking that there’s a better way than what we’re already doing.
Well, the truth is that if you are following foundational approaches to nutrition, to exercise, your lifestyle, you’re making healthy choices on a regular basis, you’re doing what you know what you should be, consistency is your best friend. Consistency is what’s gonna get you there. Changing it, sometimes that’s necessary, sometimes it’s not. But we do have to understand that the body takes time to reach certain goals. So, when we’re taking each step, we’re winning each step, right? So, if you made it through a workout today and it was the hardest workout of your life, but you did it, you won that step, right?
If you ate healthily today, you won that step. And each time that you win, you win that day and so, instead of thinking about feeling as a failure, because you haven’t yet reached this goal that you set for yourself, that you created a timeline for that for some reason, it just hasn’t fallen into that timeline, take the word “fail” out of it and just understand that you’ve won every single day that you’ve tried. And the only time that you won’t win is if you don’t get back up and try again.
So, keep moving forward and as you do that, instead of skipping steps and falling backwards and everything, what’s gonna happen is even if it takes a little more time, you’re gonna progressively get closer and closer and closer to that goal. So, you’re gonna find success and progress that you can maintain for a lifetime just because you’ve followed the foundations that were necessary to get there.
Now, we’ve got too often that people come in during the Christmas season and they’ve got these lofty goals, because they see January around the corner and they think, “Well, in January, I’m gonna wanna lose this much fat and I’m gonna want to find this and I’m gonna wanna be healthy and I’m gonna wanna be able to do all these things,” and that’s great, we wanna have those goals, but if your focus is on improving that drastically in a four-week period during December, when you’ve got every Christmas party, event, and activity going on possible, it may bring you to a place where you feel more like a failure.
So, even now in the new year, instead of trying to jump all those steps at once, win the day. Focus on, “Did I eat healthy today?” Or, “Did I drink all my water today? Did I get all my workouts in this week?” Win the day every day and the more that you do that, the more progress you’re gonna see and that’s when you’re gonna see great things happening.
So, you might not get to the goal that your brain thinks it should be at in the first of the year, but by the next month, you will still be going when a lot of people have already given up. You will have a health start that your body will be ready to do more of what you’re wanting it to do, because you helped it to have continuous and consistent nutrition and exercise to feed it and fuel it.
So, during the new year, take a break, breathe a little bit and understand that it’s okay if you maintain, but maintain is what we wanna do, right? It’s okay if you improve, but maintain is still where we wanna go as our low point, right? We don’t wanna start to lose progress and fall backwards and fall down that pyramid. What we wanna do is keep climbing. And even if it’s a little step, even if it’s the tiniest step, it’s still a step forward and that’s what we wanna take. So, find joy this season in letting go of the stress of your goal and instead, embrace your goal as small steps all put together to make one big picture.
It’s kind of like a mosaic with tiny tiles, right? So, find that joy. Win the day and I would love to know what your wins are. Hope you have a great day. If you could use our help, please feel free to give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to talk to you. Thanks for reading today’s blog from Custom Fitness: your non gym solution where we help people to win the day every day.