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Objectives and Goals, Goals and Objectives. Daily, weekly, monthly, we will set little objectives that lead to big goals. Every work out, every meal can be building block, an objective that will add up in long run. If you do not set objectives and goals there is nothing to accomplish and nothing to work towards. You have to set your own goals and objectives, but first one always has to be making your health a priority; without it you have nothing!
Do not wait for divine intervention. I often hear "I am waiting to get motivated." Motivation is internal and comes from accomplishment and achievement. Inspiration is gained from others, and is external. Look for sources of inspiration, use them to achieve your goals, and then you will earn your motivation.
Do not say "I can't." Try, you can, I know it, I have seen it done many times, end of story. Eliminate negative self-talk, it gets you no where and ticks me off. I have no patients for self-loathing or self-criticism, because it is destructive and wastes our time.
There are no free lunches. If it is easy and quick it is probably does not work and may be unsafe. Few things in life worth having are easy, fitness and health is no exception. It takes discipline, work, deferred gratification, and time, but payoff is huge.
Your victories and defeats are your own, I am only pleased to help you and support you.
Matt Russ has coached and trained athletes around the country and internationally. He currently holds licenses by USAT, USATF, and is an Expert level USAC coach. Matt has coached athletes for CTS (Carmichael Training Systems), is an Ultrafit Associate. Visit www.thesportfactory.com for more information.