In an era where we are so use to instant gratification, often times, we find it difficult to grasp the concept of “A Work In Progress.” From late night infomercials to Amazon Primes’ same day shipping, we as a society, have become very impatient.
Unfortunately, this type of mentality can lead us into treacherous waters when setting fitness goals. Here are some quick tips to help you set and maintain healthy realistic goals.
Setting Realistic Goals
Summer is already upon us, which maybe causing some anxiety in your life. The pressure of looking a certain way has led you down the path of crash dieting. Stop for a second and take a look at the bigger picture; your lifestyle. Are there things that you can be doing on a daily basis to become a healthier human being? The answer is probably YES! Start small and set realistic goals for yourself that can be maintained even after pool party season is over.
- Drink More Water.
- Limit Yourself To 1 Cheat Meal Per Week.
- Go To The Gym At Least 5 Times Per Week.
- Eat 5-6 Smalls Meals A Day.
According to a number of different sources, the average American can lose 1-2 pounds per week while maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Which leads us into our next point. Patience.
As mentioned earlier, our instant gratification mentality has led us to believe that if something isn’t happening instantaneously, then its not working at all. Well, in many cases this may be true. But when it comes to the fitness industry, this concept couldn’t be further from the truth. Once we have come to terms with the fact that a full body transformation of any kind takes time, we can actually get to work!
One of the most frequently asked questions in the fitness industry: What’s the SECRET? Well, hope you’re paying attention, because we’re about to tell you. Consistency. There are no shortcuts to achieving and maintaining your goals other than putting in the work, day in and day out. It is very easy to talk yourself out of going to the gym or choosing healthier eating habits, but the reward is far greater when you stay consistent with your routine.