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Around this time every year I start looking back. I look back on where I came from, where I have been, where I am today and where I want to go. I think about goals, plans to reach those goals and the tools that I need to succeed and that is exactly what I want to talk to you about today.
I’ve said it before and I know I will say it again.
I haven’t always been a physically active person.
I spent most of my 20’s with the best of intentions and a misguided definition of what it really means to be “in shape”. One day, about three years ago, I decided that things needed to change. Since then there has been no looking back. I’ve had great success and times when it took everything I had to find any motivation but I haven’t given up and I have no plans to quit now.
But more than that fitness has become a passion of mine. I love talking to others and encouraging them to pursue their goals. I hope this post today leaves you encouraged. Wherever you are in life it’s never to late to make a positive change.
How to set and crush fitness goals!
#1 Start Small
You can’t expect to go from never working out to 7 days or a couch potato to running 20 miles a week instantly. Be okay with starting small and moving forward slowly. Everyone has to start somewhere. The most important part is starting.
#2 Find accountability
From a workout buddy to your mom, find someone who will regularly check in on you and keep you accountable. We always will perform better when we know we’ll be checked on.
#3 Fuel for success
This one is huge for me and the one that it took me the longest to grasp. Muscles need to be fed to grow and what do muscles like? Protein! For the first year and a half I was regularly working out I wasn’t giving my body the fuel it needed to perform and recover.
On a recent trip to Wal-Mart I picked up some EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder. I have been using protein powders for over a year now but had yet to find one that I love. until I tried this product. This is the first protein powder that I have been able to use by itself without feeling like i needed to add fruits into my shake to mask the taste.
EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder is now offering a new and improved formula offering 30 grams of protein, the ideal amount needed to recover after a workout helping you to build stronger, leaner muscle.
You can also earn $3.00 when you purchase EAS® 100% Whey Protein or $1 when you purchase EAS® AdvantEdge Carb Control with these Ibotta offers.
The ways you can add EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder into your diet are almost unlimited from protein shakes, adding it to smoothies, making homemade protein bars, pancakes, you name it! I love the versatility and benefits this product gives me along with its great quality and flavor.
#4 Make Goals
I am a HUGE believer in setting goals. Having a prize to set your eyes on can be just the motivation that you need to get out of bed in the morning.
To help you set and obtain goals I created a printable goal sheet with a way to track your progress at the bottom. Just print it out, fill in your goals, and display it somewhere where others can see it. Then you can write down your workouts through the month so you can track your progress, crossing off those goals as you crush them.
#5 Give yourself grace
Refuse to quit! If you have an off week, push on. Suffer an injury, heal and begin again. There are so many obstacles that will come across your path, know that now and be ready to overcome them without beating yourself up.
Need more workout motivation?
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Tell me one workout goal you have for 2016?!
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