Setting a goal can be a great way to keep yourself accountable with food and training. Giving yourself meaning behind workouts will only encourage you to be consistent, let’s be honest no one wants to look like a tit on a photoshoot or stage.
What’s a good goal?
There isn’t a wrong answer here because its PERSONAL to you. Examples of typical goals:
- Physique competition
- Fitting into any clothes
- Run a marathon
It doesn’t even need to be something big or life changing but just something that’s going to give you a purpose.
Set a goal that scares you.
When setting a goal don’t play it safe and set something that you know deep down you can easily achieve if you put your mind to it. Set a goal that genuinely scares the sh*t out of you. Last June I committed to my first physique competition which is this June coming. It really scared me but its increased my training and nutrition 10 fold because I know if I don’t give it my best effort I’m going to look stupid. With all this said don’t set something crazy like I’m going to loose 5 stone in 2 months because even in the unlikely event that happened it isn’t healthy.
Advantages of goal setting.
A few reasons as to why I believe goal setting is a better way to gain results:-
- Be accountable
- Purpose for training and nutrition
- Improves consistency
- Creates a sensation that your getting results
- People respond better to structure and routine
- Chasing something is better than dreaming about something
- Even if you fall short you would have made more gains than not trying at all.
These goals should be somewhat personal because a lot of people will tell you that it can’t be done because they couldn’t do it.
Just remember….Actions speak louder than words.