Fitmark Ambassador Damion Smith talks about loftier goals
Conventional wisdom tells us that it is important to set attainable fitness goals so that we can find success. I agree. That said, I always give myself one big ridiculous, nearly impossible goal every year. This year my goal is to attain the exact physical proportions of a Greek god. It’s a goal so lofty that it borders on the completely ridiculous and insane…and I know that. Personally, I have to lose two inches from my waist, gain 4 inches at my chest and shoulders, and gain 2 inches on each arm around the biceps and triceps.
In order to lose the two inches at the waist, I’m going to have to be more diligent about my cardio routine, my diet routine, and my abdominal workout. In order to gain the inches to my chest and arms I have to lift for muscular hypertrophy, which means I have to lift heavy. Those two objectives can be broken down further into specific routines, a specific cardio plan, a specific nutrition plan and so on. I take my ridiculous goal and I break it down into smaller, far more attainable month-to-month goals so that I’m inching my way towards that silly, silly goal that I listed above.
Why do I do this? Well, I believe in reaching attainable goals, but at the same time, I don’t believe in stopping once I reach that goal. Say I reach my goal of trimming two inches off of my waist…well, I still have my muscle size goals to reach for.
And even if I do reach my ridiculous goal that doesn’t mean I can’t set another even more ridiculous goal. By knowing that it’s a crazy goal on its face, it doesn’t hurt me if I don’t actually reach it. It only hurts if I stop reaching, if I stop pushing myself, if I let myself stagnate.
And that ain’t happening!
FItmark Ambassador 2013