Fitmark Ambassador Brandan Fokken talks about setting fitness goals
When you give yourself a purpose, there is a higher chance you will achieve what you are focused on.
If you go to the gym with no drive, purpose, or motivation, in most cases you will fail. The gym can be a scary place and you may find yourself wandering around like a zombie with no specific direction. If you don’t see results right away, you’ll begin to doubt yourself and eventually quit.
To be successful, to eliminate the doubt, you must set goals (I advise you to write them down). If you do not write down your goals, chances are they will change from day to day based on your energy level or mood. But if you have them written down, they are more concrete and you can look at them, instead of having them floating around in your head. With each goal you achieve, check it off; they will be reminders of your success and give you the drive you need to continue on your fitness journey.
Continue to set more goals as you achieve previous ones – setting present, short-term, and long-term goals. If you’re only looking at the end goal and lose focus on the journey itself, you will become overwhelmed and your goal will become unattainable. Doubt will appear and take over! Take pleasure in the small victories you accomplish; they will build up like stairs until you reach what you have been aiming for.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013