Q. Glen, I work on my goal most of the time, when will I see results?
A.Consistency, is so important to the Clean, Lean & Mean System,( A WorkOut GEM Program) is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results in loads of stress and lost opportunities.
Here's how you can reap the benefits of consistently doing small things:
First, pick small goals that can be somewhat easily integrated into your normal daily schedule.
- 10 minute workout in the morning
- Taking fruits and vegetables to work (packs of raisins, an apple, or a bag of carrots)
- Giving yourself small breaks throughout the day to relax or meditate
- Working on a new skill for a certain amount of time each week
Once you do these steps, consistently setting and achieving goals becomes an upward cycle. As you gain momentum, you will want to continue achieving new goals. One thing to watch out for is losing focus on the goals that built your springboard, which can cause the whole thing to fall apart. Those goals should become good habits.
Consistently building new habits can lead to personal breakthroughs that wouldn't have otherwise happened.
Here's a personal example: I've been really working on my fitness consistency over the past 3 years. I've also set a goal to improve my bench press. Last night I lift weights with a friend at the local gym, I tried to lift 300 pounds ! I failed (it wasn't even that close). Afterwards, we continued to lift for another 20 minutes or so. Instead of being down mentally and exhausted physically from the exercise, I still had energy and still wanted to improve my fitness. Also, I concentrated on improving my technique and wanted to get better. After about 10 minutes, I had a breakthrough in the development of my lifts and my friend immediately noticed I was lifting much better.( 260 ) I started at 135... Now, I'm even more excited about getting out and exercising more. If it hadn't been for consistently achieving smaller goals.
( 135,145,155 etc), I probably wouldn't have had this breakthrough.
These same principles can work for you in all areas of your personal and professional life. Consistency is the key!
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !
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Yours in good health