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Baby steps to achieve your goals

So you want to get fit, lose weight, get jacked, run a 10km (insert goal here) etc. You are unsure on where to start so you dive right in and radically change your diet, your exercise, your supplements you take etc. You go from nothing to everything overnight because you know what you want and you’ll do what it takes…. Then after 1 week, maybe 2 you fall of the wagon for 1 day, which turns, into 2 days and before you know it, you aren’t doing anything again and you are back to where you started. Sound familiar?

Well, here is how you can fix it. Take “baby steps”.

Take it day by day. It’s as simple as that. Commit yourself to showing up to the gym 4-5 days per week. This should be your first priority. The rest will take care of its self. Once you can prove that you can do that, then you can add in a few other baby steps (changing your diet, looking at your supplements, etc). Don’t get to caught up with having to do everything. By taking small baby steps daily, it will lead into big long-term changes.

Off topic to fitness but how do you think the company Apple got to where they are now? Did they just one day magically create an iphone and they become an instant success? Hell no. They started very small, slowly building up what they are capable of doing, taking small steps to further advance their technology/business/marketing and now, they are fucking kicking ass.

Back on the topic of fitness: I get it, you want to look better naked now or you want to be the strongest/fittest person in the world, well it’s not going to happen over night but if you take baby steps each day, It can happen. You just need to keep chipping away and not fall of the wagon to early.

So to sum this up, we aren’t saying you shouldn’t change your diet and exercise at the same time, but most times this ends in failure. You are better to focus on one small thing at a time and then add other things when you are ready. We believe that you’ll get better results by adding in small changes which in the long run, add up to massive changes.

This goes for everything else in life. If you are unsure on how to achieve whatever it is you are trying to achieve take baby steps. Think, what is the first thing that needs to be done that will bring me closer to my goal. Don’t focus on the things you can’t yet do because they aren’t important in the early stages.

Do that one small thing and then look for the next step. Before you know it, you are able to see that thing you have been trying to achieve and will have a better, clearer picture on how you are going to get there.



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