Halftime for this Year… 2014

In a sporting event, the players are given a break at the half in order to refresh themselves, look at how they played in the first half, and set strategy for the second half. By the end of today (Monday) we will have officially moved past the half way point of 2014.

How did you “play” in the first half of this year?
Have you met your GOALS that you established at the beginning of the year?

Here are a few ideas to EVALUATE where you are at with your goals as you approach the halfway mark.

Take some time this upcoming holiday weekend to sit down alone and review your goals. How many are you on mark to make? How many have you not even begun on? How many have you achieved?

Knowing what I know about you and my 13 years of working in the fitness world I can tell you 3 things have happened with your goals thus far in 2014:

(1). You have already hit your goals“I lost x amount of weight. Or, I can do x amount of pull-ups. And/or I am happier and healthier than I have ever been.”

For the goals you have already reached, try to set the new goal at 100 percent of the original goal. Congrats, use this positive momentum to continue to reach higher and help others along in the process.

(2). You are up and down with your goals:
“I still need to lose 15lbs for my weight goal.
And/or… “I did so well during the nutrition challenge but it’s been really difficult to continue those healthy habits I created.”
And/or… “I want to get stronger I haven’t gotten my 1st pushup/ muscle up yet.”

You are at a critical stage for this year. You can go one of two ways; Use your good habits you have started to overcome your old bad habits and become that new and improved powerful, FIT, strong willed person you have always wanted to become. Or, you can take the more comfortable path and choose to allow yourself back into your old ways and continue to set the same goals year after year.

Start by answering the question, “Why must I change?” Make a list of all of the positive new outcomes you are going to obtain by making the change you want to make.

Let’s use weight loss, since that idea is pretty popular all year long. What will losing weight do for you? Will it mean a new wardrobe—or fitting into your old wardrobe? Will it mean feeling better and having more energy?

I don’t know what positive outcomes resonate with you, but the more reasons you have—and the more compelling the reasons—the more easily you will keep your commitment to change.

(3). You haven’t even begun:
“I haven’t even tried to do a handstand pushup in months.”
“I want to eat healthier, I bought the Paleo book, but haven’t opened it yet, does that count?”

For those you haven’t even begun, my suggestion would be to reset your goal at 10 percent of the original goal. Obviously this goal hasn’t been a priority, for whatever reason, and most likely won’t suddenly become so. But you can make some ground. Set a small increase for the remaining six months and get ahead a little in these areas.

This time that you spend taking a look back at this year and reseting your goals will help you refocus, adjust, push yourself to a higher level and give you the opportunity attain more than you ever have before.

What do you need to change? Why must you change?

Comment and share your thoughts, ideas, and stories.

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

July 2nd (Wed) – Noon is the Last Class of the Day
July 3rd (Thurs); July 6th (Sunday) CPMFITness Closed
July 7th (Mon); Back on Track, Resume Normal Schedule

*We will be posting Travel/At Home Workouts each day*
*All classes are update on our class scheduler*

The O-Board Says…

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800m Run
10 Clean and Jerks

Post by Chris.