This health & fitness lifestyle is one of continuous metrics & measurement.
Personal records are celebrated & cherished, but quickly abandoned in the pursuit of new levels & achievements.
No matter what our focus is upon, we are all looking for that next step in what we are passionate about, what aligns with our goals.
What is your base-level in terms of your fitness goals?
Do you have a particular bench press standard?
Do you have a certain 1-mile run time you can perform any day of the week?
Do you have a “floor” or “cap” in terms of body-fat percentage?
Do you have a certain amount of calories that you must burn each day?
Is there a certain amount of push-ups you must do each day?
Do you finally want to hit the stage in a physique competition?
Do you want to have enough energy to play with your children or grandchildren?
I have been thinking a lot lately more about daily processes, minimum tasks, not so much about end goals.
Dreams & aspirations are great. They excite and keep us focused.
But, long term goals are contingent upon many factors, good fortune being a major one.
One big setback, for those of us that live in the real world, real jobs, demands, etc. can put you back in spades and frustrate.
If you live in this real world, you are vulnerable to a plethora of misfortune.
Unemployment, break-ups, illness, I could go on, but you get the picture.
Daily processes, the minimum standard that you see fit to strive for and possibly eclipse, to push toward your vision, to reach just a bit further despite whatever chaos surrounds you, is hard-earned but also anchored in and also something to build on despite whatever calamities life unwittingly & WILL if not now, at some point throw at you.
But, a little secret. If you take care of the little things, the seemingly small actions each day, the end goals will arrive and maybe even surpass your expectations!