I came across this awesome post by Ben Coomber this week and just had to share . . .
Are You A Fitness Goal Hopper?
The guy who is always doing everything, and achieving nothing?
“I know you said do this, but I decided to add in this, and this, and just a little of this too, you know, just see I can get to that goal also ”
I’ve had too many clients to count that I give a program to, in the vain of achieving A goal
When I check in with them 2-3 weeks later and see their diary I get a list of exercises and ‘things’ that I didn’t program
Then the excuses come . . .
“oh. you know, I just added in this cause I want a bit of fat loss too, and, I threw in an extra deadlift session too cause I am thinking of powerlifting one day and don’t want my max to go down while I’m on your program. Oh, and yeah I cut those carbs out cause I want fat loss too”
If you have a goal, stick to it
If you have been given a program and a set of guidelines by a coach to achieve those goals, then stick to it
People complain about the cost of a coach, they get one, and only follow 60% of the advice anyway
If your following a program that you found online, see it out, don’t mix that with something else, the program was written that way for a reason
This goes hand in hand with changing your body comparison
If you want to lose fat, lose fat
If you want to build muscle, build muscle : and yes that might mean losing your abs for a few months, but heck, you want muscle don’t you . . .
People that goal hop don’t reach their goals
(there is a very simple lesson there, you can’t achieve a goal if it keeps changing. . . .)
Choose a goal
Stick to the program
THEN when you reach that goal, re-evaluate
And ONLY THEN start with your new plan
Now, enjoy reaching your goals.
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