Have you ever thought about losing weight and getting fit in time for spring or for a special event, only to be frustrated when spring has sprung or your special event is nearer than you remember it being?
It’s easy to hide in winter behind bulky winter clothes or say to yourself you still have time, but when the mercury starts climbing or the date for your special event creeps upon you, you start shedding the bulky winter clothes and the weeks fly by and and now there’s no where to hide any more. Spring has sprung or that special date has popped up in your calendar. All of a sudden we are questioning ourselves: “Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago?”, “If only I had started sooner!”
It is time to set a deadline and start NOW. Deadlines are powerful motivators. Without a deadline, you really have no starting point for which to work toward. You have nothing propelling you forward toward your goal.
We need to be pushed.
Ask yourself this question: If I keep doing what I am doing right now, will I achieve what I want to achieve? If your answer is no, then it’s time to something different. Shake things up, do things differently and push yourself.
Why a deadline may not be enough? You may be tempted to move it. Deadlines are not designed to be moved!
The best way to prevent your deadline creeping up on you is to get competitive.
Deadlines and competitions are the perfect combination to guarantee your fitness success: put them to work for you! Spring or your special event is close enough to give you a push, but still far enough away to give yourself enough time to get some serious work done. Plan now to greet spring or your special event with no regrets!