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Preparation Ensures Victory: The real reason why you haven’t achieved your goals
By: Michael Matarlo
The GYMCADDY™ team gets it, embarking on your new fitness journey can be daunting task. You're probably doing research to achieve the best results but theres so much conflicting information out there. One of the most important aspects to meeting your goals is having a plan. Well Mike is back to give you a few words of advice, hopefully they'll help you through your journey. And remember, pick up your GYMCADDY™ HERE!
Ask most of your friends or parents, who don’t work out regularly, what is exercise to them. You’ll most likely hear “exercise makes me so tired”, “I already work all day, why would I WORK even more”, or my personal favorite, “I’ll start tomorrow (or any time that isn’t anytime soon). Foremost, exercise doesn’t have to be something you dread, it should be something you look forward to. A few steps to actualizing your ambitions are visualize, plan, and execute. The first step for tackling any fitness obstacle is to develop clarity for what you want. Focusing on what you want such as, more strength, more mass, or less body fat, the easier it becomes to achieve. Secondly, you must have a plan or mental guide for how you’re going to achieve your vision. Intensity, frequency, and duration are three key factors that have helped achieve our goals. Intensity determines the amount of effort you put in and usually delegates the rep scheme for the workout. Frequency governs how many times you will go to the gym and duration is how long per session. Even if your plan isn’t as structured as you want it to be, it’s important that you stick to it. Lastly, follow through with the plan you made to realize your vision! No matter the excuses you hear or make, accomplishment is when you cross that finish line not by knowing where it is. Knowing that you can succeed and how to do it will set the foundation and standard for future successes. It takes a lot of strength to get over the fear of embarrassment, failure, or criticism. Remember, recognizing the problems won’t ever change them. Even if you fail multiple times, visualize, plan, and execute; that feeling of accomplishment will help you achieve your goals.