Be Lean. Be Fit. Wellness & You
Small Changes for BIG ResultsBy Tim Arndt, Resistance Training Specialist
For example, let's say you wanted to run a marathon. You don't just get up off the couch and go run 26 miles right? Of course not! That would be impossible. Instead, you would do the smart thing and start running small distances and build up to a marathon distance. You should take the same approach to getting in shape.
Here are four steps to help you think smaller to reach big goals:
- Identify the big goal. Although you won't stay focused on this, it does provide you a starting direction of where you want to go and what you want to accomplish.
- Make sure the goal is relevant! This is VERY important. It's your motivation and why you want to reach your goal. Always ask yourself this question when setting a goal: How will accomplishing this goal improve my life?
- Determine your first step. Find just one thing you can do to get the process started. For example, walk 15 minutes every day for a week. Once you've accomplished that, you can build on it by adding another action step.
- Forget about the big picture and stay focused on each individual step. Once you've set the goal and determined your action steps, forget about it and focus only on completing the action steps. Before you know it, you will have reached your goal!