Goals are dreams with deadlines

Set achievable goals to improve

At PunchStrong, we love having cheat days!

Don’t get us wrong….we strive to be good 6 days of the week, but then enjoy the cheeky rewards on day 7.

However, what happens when you have been good all week then have your cheat day, one day turns into two, then two into three and so on, what is it that you need to capture your motivation to prevent you from being a repeat offender.

Set Goals

People train for a number of different reasons; health reasons, to improve in sport and competition, maybe just pure vanity. If you haven't got a target you could lose focus and not gain any ground, or if have improved/gained how can you tell its in the right direction. Our advice would be to set goals, solid goals that you can achieve in a realistic time frame. You need to monitor your goals, whether it's a goal to get stronger, fitter, a lower resting heart rate, enter a competition, run a distance in a certain time, or be more flexible to perform some crazy BJJ - if you don't have these goals you will forget why you are putting in the hard work.

Share and get support

Don't be afraid to share your goals with your family and friends, if you have a good support network they should assist you in reaching your goals.

Always move forward

Even if you have set targets in the past but failed to achieve what you wanted or expected... Forget about that... This is now, not then, it's history... History is important to learn from your mistakes but you now have a chance to build a new future.

Fitness should be a lifestyle, but in our opinion you do not want to drift along without targets.

Find what you want, and make it happen... Punchstrong

Alex Johnson

By Alex Johnson

My friends think of me as a mixed martial arts ninja and I don't disagree with them. I live in Essex (UK) with my wife and dog Kingston, who eats more protein than I do.

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