5 Motivational Tips: #3 Visualise your goals
So now you know why you are trainnig it is important to visualise the ‘why’. Because you now realise that aestheitc goals take longer to achieve you have been realsitic enough to set yourself shorter term goals. Now you can put that image of Cheryl Cole or Matthew McConaughey up on your locker, mirror, toilet door or even your desktop.
Your goals however maybe more profound than that and I would say they should be. Your latest health-screening may have uncovered unpleasant things about your blood presssure, cholesterol, BMI etc. Nowadays you can even be told about your likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer or dying of a heart attack. These are things you may want to keep in front of you in order to visualise your goals. There are people that only exercise as a precription and feel they have to work out for the sake of their long term health. I give them a lot of credit for realising that exercising is the best method to acquire longevity, pain-free health and ageless mobility in life. This then gives you happiness and satisfaction long-term but you have to find the right form of exercise that will work for you. Switching between hour-long treadmill running and machine-hopping will only make you give up eventually.
Another way to visualise your goals is through movement. If your aim is to perform push-ups or pull-ups watch people that are already doing this as your inspiration. However, part of being fit is to improve our mobility a much neglected area. All people seem to do is stretch before and after a workout or go to yoga class. With Circular Strength Training mobility is at the heart of everything we do. Our head coaches have developed flows which require a balance between strength and mobility. I watched senior CST coach Scott Sonnon perform one flow and just made it my aim to do the same. Go to my workouts section and read the post ‘Introducing My You Tube Channel’ to see more on this. But here is Coach Sonnon’s demo
And now mine
So visualising goals is of great importance when motivating yourself and now you know there are number of ways to do this.