“Getting Back On Point”
The 8 week Transformation Challenge
A major component relating to the probability of your success, is your level of desire. How much are you willing to do, go through, or put up with, before you quit.
After years of promoting events, & coaching many athletes such as bodybuilders I have witnessed a common trait among those who succeed and make it to a competition stage and those who quit before the competition. Desire
One’s level of desire is a major factor. In my estimation from personal experiences as a coach and event promoter, I would say that half of the people that intend to compete drop out long before the contest.
The thing that I have noticed when coaching is the way in which the successful people describe their goal during my assessment evaluation. I can almost predict who will quit and who will make it to the stage months before we get there.
These “Champions” have a very clear picture of their goals and strong emotional connections to them.
You may not be intending to compete in a contest. You still can learn how to motivate yourself to achieve your fitness goals by developing a strong inner desire like successfull bodybuilders and fitness competitors.
What is your goal? Take a moment to think about your fitness goals. Write them down and review them daily. What do you want to look like? How do you want to feel? What do you want to be able to do? What are the timelines of your goals ? What are your daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, 5 yr & lifetime fitness goals? How do you intend to live the rest of your life?
Brainstorm your goals and write them down.
Thinking about how achieving your fitness goals will positively impact other areas, experiences and people in your life will help you create the leverage you will need to create the desire, dedication and determination you will need.
Additionally thinking about the negative impact on your life if you do not improve your fitness level. How will this negatively affect the life of yourself and those around you?
“understanding, your why”
The pursuit and achievement of your goals will have a positive effect on a many areas of your life. Think about and write down how the rest of your life will be positively impacted by the pursuit and achievement of your fitness goals.
A few brainstorming ideas below to get you thinking about various areas of your life. It’s your job to think about and visualize how your fitness level will impact your life…..
Health, longevity, life span, energy, strength, endurance, flexibility, vitality, family, friends, self esteem, confidence, feeling of significance, pride, work life, education, school, mental health, spiritual health, finances, energy, self esteem, relationships, romantic relationship, ability to help others, enjoy life, enhanced life experiences, ability to act, relationship with nature, physical activities, outdoor activities, play, live with passion, spiritual, physical, social, family, financial, vocational, career, business, mental, learning, personal development.
Associating a variety of deep feelings, mental images and stories, to the pursuit of your fitness goals will create great power to draw upon for motivation in your moments of weakness.
When you don’t feel like working out, doing cardio or eating the food you should eat. Think about these associations you have made to create the you the motivation to do the right thing.
Brainstorm your goals and write them down, and create strong mental images. Dream big, dream often.
Now…… Do it……
Your Friend and Fitness coach