Breaking a record like that feels great, and it is concrete evidence that your actions are working. Those long hours in the gym and time spent eating the right foods are paying off. You are on your way to success!
Everybody’s fitness journey has low points, so it is essential to acknowledge when you reach a high point.
Indeed, you’ll want to celebrate.
And you should! Progress is worth celebrating. But how do you do it without getting lost in the moment?
You don’t want to lose sight of whatever your larger goals may be.
So, what are your fitness goals?
- What are your fitness goals?
- Do you want to lift more weight?
- Do you want to run a 5k?
- Or do you want to lose weight?
What do you do when you reach your milestone?
There are a few ways to take pride in your achievement before you press on towards your finish line. Have a milestone to reach first.
When you get it, taking a progress photo, having a rest day, and setting new milestones are great methods to celebrate and move on to your following personal best.
Set a milestone
When you set a lofty goal, it can often feel unobtainable. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when the tunnel is very long and you just entered it. That’s why setting smaller milestones is so important.
Having milestones, you can work towards makes the long journey easier to follow because you’ll be seeing measurable progress. Imagine you want to run a marathon. If you set out one day and try to run 26.2 miles, you will have a hard time. It would help if you broke it up into smaller chunks. You run one mile, then five miles, then ten, and so on.
You can break down all goals like this. Say you want to bench 200 pounds, but you can only do 100 right now. Your milestones could be every time you add ten pounds. Maybe you want to lose 50 pounds. Get excited when you lose five, then ten, then 20. Breaking your goals into more easily attainable milestones is an easy way to keep yourself motivated and driven to the end.
Track your progress through photographs
When you eventually accomplish your primary goal, don’t you want to look back and see all the progress you made on your journey? Of course!
Therefore, you should take some pictures along the way. Pictures are a great way to visualize changes in your body and tangibly capture memories.
Once you reach your milestone, could you take a second to memorialize it? Smile big, do a slight flexing, and have some fun! Enjoy the moment as much as you can. While you’re at it, why not post it on social media? Be proud of yourself! You’re doing great things and deserve to be excited about it.
Take some rest and get ready for the next level
With the energy you’ll feel from your success, you will probably want to return to the gym as soon as possible.
Why stop now when you see results?
Because your body needs you to do it again.
Have a rest day!
It’s important to remember here that your body can only handle so much. Remember, this is the most work your body has done in a long time, maybe ever. It would help if you gave it time to heal and recover. You’re probably going to be very tired, and that’s okay. That’s your body telling you to give it a breather. Listen to your body. It knows what it needs. When it’s telling you, it’s ready to keep going, that’s when you…
Plan out your next move
This is how you get to that end goal. You eventually must take the next step. Have an action plan. Know when you want to reach this milestone and what you will do to get there.
Do this on your rest day. It will keep you excited and ready to get back to work. Then, go out and get there.
You have reached this.
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