No matter what we’re trying to accomplish with our lives, it’s important to have a plan to help us get there. Whether we’re trying to accomplish something fitness-related, get good grades in school, or get a promotion at work, this will almost always be more difficult or even impossible without a solidified plan of making it happen. As your local fitness experts, we here at Fitness Specialists know exactly what it means to set goals, form a plan, and come out on top. Read out to us to learn about our fitness equipment or read on to learn about planning.
Having goals is great, but you have to remember that there are essentially an endless amount of ways to actually complete that goal. So, having a goal, in and of itself, doesn’t really give you too much sense of direction. Having a plan, on the other hand, tells you exactly how you are going to get there and helps you determine what step you need to take next in order to see your goal come to fruition.
Without having a plan, how will you know what work needs to get done in order to achieve your goals? If you say that you want to lose two pounds by the end of the month, that’s great, but how will you know what work is required of you to get to that point if you don’t plan out how you will get to that point?
It’s very easy to say “I’m going to accomplish something” but it’s much more difficult to actually put in the time to figure out how you will do it and the more time you put into something, the more committed you will be to it. Most goals are forgotten within a matter of days if the person hasn’t found some way to commit themselves to it.
Although plans are meant to be followed, they’re also designed to be changed on the fly. Be careful about this though. It’s easy to mistake “adapting” with “making excuses.” If it feels like you’re trying to change your plan for no real reason, you’re probably just making excuses. However, if you have a better idea for achieving your goals, by all means, embrace the change. Without a plan, it will be a lot easier for these excuses to slip through the cracks because you’ll have no reason to question them if you don’t have something to go off of.
Let’s say you don’t succeed in achieving your goal. If you didn’t have a plan, you don’t know what you need to improve for next time. However, if you did have a plan, you’ll know exactly what steps worked and what didn’t and more importantly, why they didn’t work.
It’s all too common for people to approach fitness goals without a plan. Although dropping hundreds of dollars on a gym membership may seem like a good idea at the time, is it really the best long-term solution for you and your lifestyle? If you’re busy, you’re probably not going to be able to make it to the gym all the time, but you can most certainly work out at home with a few minutes of spare time each day. We are proud to offer high-quality fitness equipment to help you build out your in-home gym and see all your fitness goals come to fruition.