Goals + Commitment = Success
As trainers at Primal we have a few things in common... our love for fitness, our love for sharing that love of fitness and loving the feeling we have when someone reaches a goal. Yes I know that's a lot of love in that statement. but it's true. For us, the most important part of our job is helping you achieve your goals. We WANT you to be CONFIDENT, STRONG, and HEALTHY. We want you to feel great about being you and more importantly... we want you happy and ready to tackle whatever challenge life has to bring you.
Are you hitting your goals that you set for yourself? Did you set any goals? More importantly...did you share those goals with a coach and come up with a game plan? These are questions that you should be asking yourself right now. If the answer is no... then I'm going to share with you a few things you can do to get started:
- Get a sheet of paper and write down goals... You'll need LONG TERM and SHORT TERM goals. These goals can consist of anything you want. If you want to get better at toes-to-bar, pull-ups, handstand push-ups, barbell lifts, etc.. write them down. Do you need to be mentally stronger? Are you a cherry picker? Write that stuff down! Make sure these goals are S.M.A.R.T. goals.
- Meet with your coaches. The more coaches you have invested in your goals, the easier it will be to make you accountable. We can help you come up with a game plan to helping achieve these goals. If your goal is to do pull-ups, then we can come up with a plan to get you there. We just ask that you do as your told and you show us commitment and dedication. We are committed to you and your goals, we just ask that you be as well. If we tell you to lighten the weight and work on form, then immediately strip your bar and do it. Try not to PROVE something and stay at the same weight. Remember... we are on YOUR side, we WANT you to be fitter, stronger and healthier.
- Make these goals visible throughout the day/week. If you look at it everyday it means more.
- Show up. Show up and do the work. If you hate a movement, odds are it's something you're not great at and it's probably on your goal list. Show up to the class and do the work... that's the only way you'll see improvement.
If you do those 4 things, odds are you're going to start seeing some major improvement. Everyone should have goals, nobody's perfect. The AWESOME thing about CrossFit and our community in general is that we can struggle and get better TOGETHER. Let's commit to one another to give our best day in and day out. We get into funks every now and then... when that happens you need to examine what you're doing. Are you showing up everyday or 2 times a week? Are you coming with a great attitude? Are you having fun? Share with your coaches... we WANT to know what's going on. Hopefully this gets some of you motivated for the week ahead!!