Some people are exercise maniacs. You may have met them…you are in the middle of a conversation with them as they keep glancing at their watch. When you finally ask them what’s up they respond by saying “Hey, I gotta go lift Bro”. On the other side of the spectrum you have the person that signs up for a gym membership or buys and expensive treadmill with all the best intentions. A month later they have never stepped foot inside the gym or their treadmill has now become an expensive coat rack.
The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you! From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life. Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.
In part 1 of this two-part post, I went over everything you need to know about goals. I went over why you need goals, how to establish them, what to do with them, and how to achieve them. In this installment of my Goals and Just Plain and Simply How to Get Shit Done series, I will go over how to get all the other stuff outside of your goals DONE. I’ve seen plenty of trainers that I look up to write similar articles on getting stuff done and time mana
It has been a while since creating a new blog post. For that, I apologize. Not that I am the most important person in your world to pay attention to, but I do feel as though I can provide some good information to like-minded individuals. So here's what has been on my mind this week.
Goals should be SMART. That is, they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. It's admirable to say you want to lose weight but that's too vague. Saying "I want to lose 15 pounds in 3 months" is better. You have set a specific goal that you can measure, is doable and there is a set a time frame in which to reach it. Great start! Now, write that goal down and put it somewhere that you can see it often as a reminder to yourself. This is your long-term goal.
NO EXCUSES has become the tag line for the developing Balance Fitness (Balance by Garrett) brand. It is on the webpage, it's on the T-shirts, it's on the car, and it is certainly woven into the Balance Fitness philosophy. But what does NO EXCUSES mean? I'll share my thoughts on the phrase in this blog but I'd really like to hear from you to know what you think about when you see NO EXCUSES. Please post your comments below!
Okay, maybe I am a rookie trainer to be saying this but I won't promise any results. Nope, nada. You read that right. I think there is too many trainers out there who say that if you stick with my program you will expect to loose X pounds by X date. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. It’s a great sales technique but it’s not my style. I create SMART goals with my clients. What is SMART? I’ll tell you.S-Specific (I will loose 4 lbs in one month)