“I am not trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger; my goal is to maintain positive momentum for life”. (Mike Slaughter, Momentum For Life, p.120)
They say one of the biggest reasons people fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions is because they try and take too big a step all at once. If I went to the gym trying to look like Arnold… I would be disappointed in a hurry! When I get disappointed in a hurry… I am likely to quit.
When it comes to fitness and nutrition we do best when we take it a step at a time and set some modest goals. This is where it helps to have someone helping (like a trainer, doctor, coach, or knowledgeable friend). An experienced person can help lead us to a place of achievement and success by knowing what is a reasonable goal and what is not.
If you are one of those people who hit the diet and exercise 200% for 2 days and then quit… why not trying to set a modest goal of 50%… then 75%… then 100%. A little progress in the right direction over a long period of time is way better than the ‘all or nothing’ approach that has us quitting and starting over time after time.