How to Set Fitness Goals

How to set fitness goals?

If you implement this tiny shift in the way you think it will make a difference on how you feel about yourself and will fuel you with motivation to continue pursuing your fitness goals.

Outcome vs Process Oriented Fitness Goals – Why It Makes Such a Big Difference?

What happens when you don’t achieve the desired result? You instantly get demotivated, you start doubting the diet or your workout, you begin to question why you even started and because there’s so many variables involved you don’t know what is wrong.

This state of mind is perfect for producing excuses why you should give up, why it’s not worth or that you’ll just do it next week, next month, next year etc..

Primary reason why people give up is because they do not get that positive feedback to kick-start the upward spiral of small achievements that just shoots up and up straight to success.

Why Result Oriented Goals Don’t Always Work for Fitness And Weight Loss?

The biggest downside of setting an outcome-oriented goal is that you are attaching yourself to the end-result which in the case of building muscle, getting stronger and losing weight is very difficult to predict. No one can exactly tell how much fat you’re gonna lose this week or this month, so if you compare your success to the number you’ve set to achieve you could be setting yourself up for failure without even knowing it.

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How To Set Yourself Up For Success Every Time?

If you take my advice and set Process oriented goals you will be in full control of achieving your goals, there is no element of randomness holding you back. The core of setting goals like this is an understanding and trust that if you execute the process you will reach your goals.

DO NOT get confused by thinking that having Process oriented goals means that you don’t care about your results, it simply means that the result is not how success is measured.

This means that even a workout that you’ve done poorly because you just didn’t feel it that day it a success, you simply did the best you can do at that moment in time and what you got out of the workout could be experience, better technique or merely an idea how to improve your workout in the future.

What this does is it puts you into a continual positive feedback loop that generates motivation, good emotions which ultimately leads you to achieve the result you wanted in the first place.

-Mario

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