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Conquer Your Fitness Aspirations in 5 Steps

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aspiring fitness model flexingConquering Your Fitness Aspirations

It’s not exactly easy to reach your fitness goals and just getting started can be a difficult task.   However, following these 5 steps could be the beginning of you conquering your fitness goals and reaping the benefits of sweet success.

1. Set Goals and Make a Plan

man-setting-goalsWhether it’s a certain weight, a certain body-fat percentage, or a certain measurement, it should be specified in order to properly make a plan to achieve that goal.

Set short-term and long-term goals that are realistic, but challenging.  The goals you set will be the force that drives you because it’s the reason you’re changing your lifestyle.

After establishing your goals, formulating a plan in order to reach these goals is the next step.  How many strength training sessions are you going to perform each week?  How many cardio sessions are you going to do per week? How are you going to change your nutrition in order to reach your goals? These are questions that should be asked when creating your plan.

If you have trouble setting realistic goals, or making a plan to reach those goals, an establish fitness professional should be able to help you.

 2. Be Consistent

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The best plan in the world won’t help you attain your goals if consistency and implementation aren’t applied.

The plan that’s designed to help you reach your goals ultimately won’t dictate the end result, but rather your commitment to your plan and goals will determine whether you achieve what you set out to accomplish.

Don’t sell yourself short by cutting corners when it comes to your training and nutrition.  Instead, remember why you set your goals and how you’re going to get there.

3. Get Accountable

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It’s not enough just to establish goals and formulate a plan for what you’re going to accomplish.

Make an obligation to yourself and account for your goals by telling your friends, family, co-workers, roommates, social media, and announce to the world what you’re planning on doing and how long it’s going to take you to get there.

Following these guidelines will make you accountable for your activities and give you a sense of urgency towards what you set out to achieve.

4. Sacrifice the Moment

the momentThere will be times where you’ll have to sacrifice what you want at the moment for what you want in the long term. Impulse is the influence of a particular feeling, urge, or wish.

The ability to resist and control the desire to act on impulses is a vital component to achieving your fitness goals. It may be giving up 30 minutes of sleep to get a workout in, it may be opting not to eat a piece of cake at a birthday party, or it may be forgoing popcorn at the movies.

Whatever it may be, there will be a time will you’ll have to say no to impulsive decisions in order to reach your long term goals.

5. Get Encouraged not Discouraged

Achieve Fitness ResultsThere will be times where you doubt yourself, your plan, or your ability to reach you goals.  However, having support from a family member, spouse, workout partner, or personal trainer may be the encouragement you need to keep going.

Staying encouraged and believing in yourself could make the world of difference when it comes to reaching your goals.  You’ve already made a promise to yourself and to the people whom are important to you in life so stick with it and when in doubt grind it out.

Regardless of your fitness goals, if you consistently stick to your plan, be accountable for your actions, resist impulses, and stay optimistic about your journey then you’ll effectively use these tools to help you attain your fitness goals and ultimately the sweetness of success

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Author Profile: Julian Brown

JulianBrownTraining.com Julian is the co-owner of 107 Fitness Studio, an established fitness writer, a professional natural bodybuilder, a P4P Muscle sponsored athlete, a fitness nutrition specialist, and a certified personal trainer. He began strength training at the young age of fourteen to improve his sports performance and hasn’t looked back since. Julian is a graduate of Grambling State University, ACE & NASM certified, and he has over a decade of personal experience in strength training.

Disclaimer: The views of the author are his or her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ask The Trainer.

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