Now that January is over…how are your fitness goals coming along?
Almost every resolution or goal is about three things; making more money, losing weight or having better relationships.
Losing weight and getting fit is a resolution that so many people fall off from quickly. But sometimes a quote can give you the spark to get back on track.
One I read recently is truer than ever. “Don’t talk, just act — Don’t say, just show — Don’t promise, just prove.” I wish I could give credit to someone for it but after extensive research, it’s always accredited to “unknown.”
Here’s why I think this quote can help you crush it in your fitness journey.
Part I: Don’t Talk, Just Act
People love to talk a big game. They say things like “I’m going to gain 10 pounds of muscle” or “I’m going to get in the best shape of my life this year.”
But oftentimes that’s all it is, just talk.
Not enough people are actually executive on their goals and dreams. If you don’t want 2019 to be the same year as 2018 or 2017, it’s up to you take action and act on them.
The next time you talk a big game, its time to back it up. Create a detailed fitness plan, stick to it and follow through with your words.
Make sure you’re 100% committed. To fulfill your promises, you have to do it even when you don’t want too.
One of the worst things you can do is only to act when you “feel like it.” If that’s the case, you’re probably never going to end up actually doing it.
Part II: Don’t Say, Just Show
Instead of telling people at work and friends in your life, show them with your consistent activity. Don’t make fitness a part of your life, make it your life.
If you really want the results, you need to show people with your daily routine. And these aren’t just big activities like working out or running 5x per week.
It’s the little things like choosing a healthy meal at a restaurant, skipping a happy hour or bringing lunch to work every day. Oftentimes the little things will make the biggest difference in your fitness journey.
Part III: Don’t Promise, Just Prove
Making real and lasting change to your physique isn’t something that you can accomplish overnight. Quit trying to promise people you’re going to make a change and instead, prove it with consistency.
The only way to lasting success is doing the right stuff over and over again. One week of healthy eating and constant exercise isn’t going to give you the epic results you want.
Prove yourself and people that doubt you wrong by sticking with it. Getting super fit is about staying consistent and persistent to reach your goals.
Crush Your Fitness Goals
Motivation is great, but it doesn’t always last. As John Maxwell said, “Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you growing.”
While we have tons of motivational playlists to help keep you motivated, it’s up to you build fitness into your life. Let it run your life and watch how positive of an impact it can have on other areas as well.
Remember, discipline is contagious. A fitness journey will do more than just change your body, it will change your mindset and belief about yourself forever.