Three Tips for Being Successful with Fitness Goals.

Be Realistic

Now here is where I see people get defeated the most. Its ok to choose the image of a strong muscular greek god as your goal, but realize that the bigger the goal the longer it will take to get there. You may also be required to learn some new advanced training methods to make it happen as well, but you must first stick to a program that will lead you to your goals. 

So here are some things to keep in mind, all goals take time so you must be willing to dedicate years to your training because good results take good amounts of time. Remember to put performance first because if you choose the wrong aesthetic goal you may find yourself feeling defeated when two weeks go by and you haven't added inches of muscle yet. 

Take Opportunities

When I say take opportunities I mean take advantage of every fitness opportunity you get. Yes that means park your car further away from the grocery store, work, or event. Take walks to clear your head, or even walk the dog until its tired. 

All activity creates an energy demand on the body wich is a good thing, but don't let yourself fall into the trap of thinking things like " I walked the dog for an hour today so I don't need to go to the gym". 

Question Everything

The greeks used something called the seven pillars of wisdom, but I want to focus on the one pillar that served them best... question everything. Questions lead to answers, answers lead to knowledge, and knowledge empowers you to reach your goals faster. 

There is a lot of bad information about fitness all over the place. If you hear some latest research that states something that sounds to good to be true it most likely is, but to find out way is to question its validity in the world of fitness. You may annoy a few people with picking their brains, but in the end you will be able to reach your goals faster as you avoid the time vampire, and pit traps of bad information in the fitness community.