It goes without saying, if you haven’t checked out part 1 and 2 of setting goals, reading this might feel like you’ve been thrown in the deep end of the ocean with no floatation.
So let’s do a quick recap. You have set your “S.M.A.R.T” goals, for example, ‘I want to do 1 strict pull-up by the end of the year or earlier.’ This is fantastic, the destination has been set!
Next is figuring out the reason why you set that goal. ‘I want to be stronger and doing 1 strict pull up is important to me because it shows me the progress I am making!’ Now you have both valid reason for your goal.
WOOOOOAAAAAHHHHHH WE’RE HALFWAY THERE…WOOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! (cracking high pitched Bon Jovi singing with no shame!)
This part is the hardest part. Are you ready for it?
Are you ready to hear the $1,000,000 tip that allows you to achieve your fitness goal?
Can you handle the truth?
Are you mentally prepared to realise your dreams don’t need to happen only in your sleep?
open your eyes…….
here it comes……..
You have to work for it.
(Gasp!!!) Blasphemous!!! Ridiculous!!! How dare you say such things!!!
A story goes, a thirsty horse seeks a drink, the cowboy led him to clear running water. But the horse needs to drink to quench his thirst.
If you really want something, you have to put in the time and effort to get it done. Same thing for your fitness goals. You have to work for it.
Using the example above as a guide, if I want my first strict pull up, I need to spend some time before or after the CrossFit class to get it done! Result isn’t going to show itself in a week or 2. But consistency with effort and commitment builds the gust for the Winds of Change. (Sharmin said I’m poetic, I agree)
Stay focused on what you can do today, and do it to the best of your abilities.
Every thousand mile journey begins with a single step.
So get ‘steppin’.
p.s. – If you tell me that you want a strict pull up but you aren’t willing to put in the time and effort to do the progression exercises, I want you to know that you and your pull up goal will be in my prayers tonight. 😀 (love you still though)
Livin’ on a prayer (and the song carries on).