You can’t go anywhere without being reminded that you need to get back on track with your health and fitness. Standing in the grocery store, waiting to checkout, you’re bombarded with magazine covers featuring people with perfect bodies. Scrolling through Instagram, you see nothing but influencers with six pack abs and toned legs.
You’re constantly being marketed programs like “Curls for the Girls – The Path to Big Biceps in Just 30 Days” or “Six Pack in Six weeks”.
Everyone wants to sell the “secret” to getting fit. There has to be a secret, right? I mean, everywhere you look there’s people that look the way you wish you could look. They must know something that you don’t. The real secret is that there is no secret. Mind blowing, I know.
So if there is no secret, why is getting fit so hard?
The answer is simple, getting fit takes consistency, accountability, and celebration. The hardest part about getting fit is finding a gym that can provide you with these three essentials for success.
Consistency is vital to your mission if you want to get fit. The problem here is time. Between work, family, school, friends, etc… There seems to be no time left for you to take action on your fitness goals. Consistency is, without a doubt, the hardest part of getting fit.
Here’s the deal, you don’t have to spend your entire evening in the gym to get fit. You simply have to maximize the time you have. Most of our members come to our gym 3-4 times a week, for an hour at a time, and see incredible results. If you’re thinking that an hour doesn’t seem like much, it’s not. It works for our members because they never have to guess at what they’re going to do for their warm-up, workout, and cool down. It’s all planned for them, by their coach, which brings us to our second essential for success.
Accountability is the driver for consistency. Without accountability, statistically you’ll make it about 30 days before your life gets busy and you fall off the wagon. THIRTY DAYS!! No wonder all the “Get Fit Quick” schemes are based on short time frames. At our gym, the average length of a membership is over 2 years! That’s a pretty massive difference and it all comes down to accountability.
There are two levels of accountability that you’ll find at Clear Lake CrossFit. First, you have the accountability from your peers. When you’re working out in a group class, the people in your class become your friends. They notice when you’re not here. Therefore, on days when you don’t feel like it or want to skip, you can already hear your friends saying, “Where were you yesterday?”
The second form of accountability comes from your coach. Your coach cares about your goals and they’re here to guide you to the promised land. They make sure you’re showing up to your workouts and getting the most out of your membership. They help you battle through the slumps, when the pressures of the outside world begins to affect your workouts. Most importantly, your coach celebrates success with you.
Celebrate Your Wins
The importance of celebrating your wins, no matter how small they may seem, is often overlooked. We all have our big goals. For example, your goal may be to lose 50lbs or get your first pull-up. No matter what your big goals are, there’s always a process you must go through in order to reach them. It’s in that process that we often lose hope.
If you’re like me, and most people, you probably get blinded to your progress through the process. The reason being is that you get so focused, so consumed, with reaching your big goals that you can’t see the progress you’ve made over time. If this continues, you’ll begin to believe that you can’t do it or that you’re wasting your time. Ultimately, this path is what leads most people to giving up entirely. There’s a simple and effective way to ensure this doesn’t happen to you; celebrate your wins along the way!
At the end of each week, take a moment to think back on what went well. At our gym, we call it your “Win of the Week”. We have people think back on the progress they’ve made and then post it in our private Facebook group. This may sound lame or cheesy but it gives our members something to be proud of and also shows them they’ve made progress in their journey to reaching their big goals.
The Hardest Part About Getting Fit
So back to our big question, “What’s the hardest part about getting fit?” The hardest part is finding a place that sets you up for success. It’s hard to stay consistent without a group of people encouraging you and a coach to guide you. It’s hard to see the progress you’ve made without having someone to celebrate your wins with you along the way. That’s why we have done everything we can to build our gym around providing these essentials for your success.
We always start with the questions, “What are your goals? How can I help?” From there, your goals become our priority and we lay out the path to success.
Persistent Accountability + Consistent Action = Big Results.
If you need help turning your goals into reality you can book a time to chat with us HERE. We hope to see you soon.