At the time of writing, we're about a quarter of the way through the year...but it's always a good idea to review your fitness goals, and check if you're on target. Are you where you want to be?
If the answer is no, that's OK. This article will help you figure out why, and take the next steps to get back on track.
The key to improving is understanding what has happened so far.
The goals you set were so out of reach that you were never going to get there this year.
Sure, it's important to push yourself and not be complacent. But if you are coming off the back of an injury, it isn't realistic to expect to have a year filled with PBs and medals.
Review your progress since the start of the year, and reassess your goals to something more attainable.
Are you trying to do too much, or do your goals not make sense?
For example, trying to set a marathon PB and set a squat PB would not match!
Your goals need to be cohesive and to compliment each other. Different types of training suit different goals, and there's only so much you can realistically do!
Setting complex goals which don't make sense only sets you up for injury, burn-out, and dissatisfaction.
Limit yourself to a set of realistic goals which make sense...and beast them!
For example, getting stronger overall, and measuring your success by your squat, bench and deadlift improvement. Or on the flip-side maybe you want to run a half marathon in under 2 hours, or train for your first boxing event.
Looking back over the year so far, how consistent have you been if you are being honest?
Sure, maybe you train 3-5 times per week. Great.
But what about all the other aspects? Sleep, nutrition, recovery?
It all matters! If your goals make sense and you are training hard - then make sure you get these other aspects nailed. Otherwise you are only robbing yourself of the chance to beast your goals.
If you aren't where you want to be...maybe it's because you don't want it enough?
If it's not your priority to reach your target, then you are unlikely to do so!
Give yourself a kick, and visualise how it will feel to achieve your goal. How will it feel when you hit that target...run that PB...lift that weight...enter the ring? It'll feel good...so get on it!!
You want it all...you want it now!
Remember, with realistic goals, it will take time to get there. Just because the final target seems a long way off, doesn't mean you aren't making good progress. If your goals make sense, you are taking care of nutrition and recovery and you train consistently...then just keep going!
Mini goals can help you feel like you are achieving something. Set smaller monthly goals and give yourself a pat on the back each month when you tick them off!
You can easily get on track to smash the rest of the year.
Review your goals, and make sure they make sense. Be consistent with your approach to training, sleep, recovery and nutrition - to meet your target, you need to treat yourself well! Stay motivated by regularly reminding yourself of what you want and why and give yourself credit for meeting realistic mini-goals along the way.
Anyone can be a beast. It's about your targets and your achievements. Whether you are training for strength, endurance, fat loss or power - we've got you covered. Take a look at our kit, and get started with your journey.
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