Not long ago we gave you Steps 1 & 2 to Keep the Momentum Going as a new member. Those steps are 1) Regular Attendance and 2) Get Connected. If you missed that message you can find it HERE.
Today we wanted to share Step #3 to Keep the Momentum Going!
3) Know Your Goals. Have A Plan. Get The Help You Need. Do the Work Every Day
Well, this really could’ve been four individual steps, but really these go hand in hand! Let’s break them down so you can have some tangible action items for this step!
Know Your Goals. Sounds easy, but it isn’t. “Look good and lose weight” isn’t really the best goal since you may never know when and how you can achieve it. The best goals are specific, measurable and something you can actually take action on. “Fly to the moon by January 1st.” is a good goal, but might not be realistic! In all seriousness, goals like these are usually better places to start:
Go to CrossFit class 4 days per week for 30 days. Stay after CrossFit class to stretch 3 days per week. Cut out soda from my diet within 30 days.Replace processed food snacks with healthy fats and protein.
Have A Plan. “Fail to plan; plan to fail, ” the old saying goes. It’s cliche, but 100% true when it comes to your health and fitness goals. You’ll have to plan your workouts in your schedule. Plan your lunches during your workday. Plan when you’ll go to bed. Plan, plan, plan. It sounds boring and tedious, but truthfully, this is how you will find success. Planning is hard, and we can help!
Get The Help You Need. Using your resources and getting the help you need is so important! You are not alone in your pursuit of a healthier life! You don’t need to have all the answers (or even know all the questions)! Your coaches want to help you. Family and friends can help (or sometimes they can hinder!) . Maybe it’s time to enlist a nutritionist or mentor. The point is, you have a greater probability of success when you are not trying to operate on a deserted island. Talk to people about your goals, about what their goals are, and see where the conversation leads!
Do The Work Every Day. Every day. Working towards your goals requires work every day. So you should be able to list what you are doing today, right now, to get healthier and move towards your goals. Also, knowing what moves you away from your goals and avoiding those things is important too! You can be going to the gym 6 days per week, but if you’re eating fast food and soda 5 days out of the week; which direction are you going? Doing the work requires GRIT, and it is going to be hard. Really hard at times. But this is how you move one step closer every day! Always be able to answer the question, “What am I doing today to improve my health and fitness.”
I know that’s a lot to digest, but take it one step at a time and you can accomplish it! Reach out for a Navigate Goal Discussion with Nick or Christine if you haven’t already and we can get the ball rolling! Of course we have more Steps to Keep The Momentum Going, and we will touch base in a couple weeks!
I hope you are excited to continue with your CrossFit training at KCI CrossFit! We look forward to working alongside you in your heath and fitness journey!
Thank you again,