Reaching your fitness goals isn’t complicated – in fact, it’s actually quite formulaic. Whether you’re trying to lose belly fat, tone up, or just get healthy and improve your quality of life, your ultimate success boils down to 4 simple steps. Here they are:
Step 1 – Determine your exact fitness goals
This is always the first thing I cover with a new/prospective training client. And I’m convinced that a big reason most people can’t stick with a fitness program and make real progress is a lack of clearly defined goals.
Be as specific as possible here. Ask yourself questions like:
What are your top 3 fitness goals?
What areas of your body do you want to focus on?
Do you have a specific weight loss goal? What is it?
By what date do you want to reach your goal? Why?
Step 2 – Formulate a plan
Determine exactly how you’re going to reach your goal(s). What workout routine will you use? How are you going to change your eating habits? What kind of equipment (if any) will you need? Where are you going to work out?
My honest recommendation is to find and work with a skilled and qualified fitness professional in your area. I’m obviously a personal trainer myself and a bit biased … but the huge advantage is that they’ll be able to design a plan specific for your exact goals that’ll help you reach your destination in the fastest and most efficient way possible. You won’t have to piece everything together, waste tons of time and cross your fingers that it works.
If you can’t do that for whatever reason, the second best option would be to follow complete pre-existing and already done-for-you plan that’s specific to your fitness goals. Here are a few options to get you started:
TheFitnessMonster.com – The blog you’re reading right now has over 200 posts with free workouts, nutrition tips, training videos, and a whole lot more.
My Programs + Products – This is a complete list of my programs and products … these are all about as pre-planned as you can get. Save time and hassle, pick a program that’s specific to your goals, grab a copy and get moving:
KettlebellBasics.net – Another blog of mine with a wealth of completely free information about kettlebell training.
Recommended Resources – A list of more stuff that’ll help you out – Dragon Door kettlebells, the GymBoss timer, etc.
Step 3 – Take Massive Action
Now you know exactly what goals you’re working towards … and you’ve formulated a very specific plan. It’s time to take massive action!
It’s simple really – you just have to follow your plan. Put in the work. Be consistent. Don’t miss workouts or cheat on your meal plan. And stick with it!
Step 4 – Adjust course as needed
It’s important to monitor your progress once you get going with your program. If it’s working, awesome – keep it up. If it’s not, make necessary changes – reduce your calories a bit more if you’re trying to lose fat, tweak your program slightly to focus on your target muscle groups, etc. Keep closely tracking what you’re doing and adjusting as you go until you reach your ultimate goal!
I just outlined the ultimate formula to you need to follow to lose belly fat, tone up, and be healthy. It’s simple … set your goals, formulate a plan, take massive action, and adjust course as needed until you reach your destination.
If you have any questions or comments, I’ve love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. And keep working hard!
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