VFit’s Weekly Inspo
At the VFit Studio, we like to set a studio-wide intention for the year. With so many of our members working towards becoming a better version of themselves each time they log in and focus on self care, we chose this mantra for 2020:
DON’T WISH FOR IT, WORK FOR IT
Now that’s powerful!
It’s a little bit of tough love, and a bit of a dare.
Today we are releasing the latest tool to help YOU work for reaching your fitness goals.
Are you willing to WORK for your goals?
Goals, goals, goals … everyone has them, right?
There are no shortage of goals to be set and there are no shortage of tools and resources out there to help you achieve those goals.
But how many actually hit their goals consistently? Sadly, over 50% of people give up on their goals because they forget to set the most important part – the foundation.
What is the secret to those that continue to achieve success?
We believe that people spend too much time in the “wishing” stage of setting goals, and they are forgetting the part that matters most – ACTION!
We are here today to share a very simple, yet life changing approach to making your goals a reality. A tool that will take your goals from wishes to reality.
There is study after study about how much more likely you are to achieve your goals if you WRITE them down – like 7 times more likely!
I don’t know about you, but if the simple act of writing my goal down will make me 7 times more likely to achieve it, I am going to arm myself with those odds no doubt.
Then, if you SHARE your written goals with others and build in accountability, your success rate jumps up to 95%!
It really is that simple! Of course next comes the actual work that you will need to put in to reach that goal, but setting a strong foundation for which this goal actually has a shot of becoming successful is a KEY STEP!
Want to work out more this year? Let’s start with this goal. Just thinking and saying you want to exercise more is not a goal, it is a wish.
We are now going to turn it into a goal.
How many times do you want to workout this year? 150? Perfect, that is a substantial and powerful amount of exercise.
So write that out. “I WILL workout 150 times this year”.
Then under that line, write 5 action steps you WILL take over the year that will get you to this goal.
We like to reverse engineer our goals, but you can work through in whatever direction feels comfortable to you.
150 workouts a year sounds like a lot, especially if you are starting from 50 or less, but watch just how DOABLE it is.
150 workouts a year means just 2-3 workouts a week, 12-13 workouts per month. EVERYONE has that it them and deserves to hit that goal.
Then you stick that written statement and action you wrote down and put it somewhere you will see EVERY DARN DAY and you commit to reading what you WROTE! Every. Single. Day.
But since we are human and we tend to be our own worst enemy, you need to take this a step further. YOU NEED to tell others about this goal you set.
We tend to be ok letting ourselves down, but I promise you, you aren’t the type of person who will want to let others down.
By telling your goals to your family, your fit tribe, your co-workers, kids, boss and anyone else, you are now making them part of your team.
And THEY ALL want you to succeed, and if they don’t, that is a whole nother blog on who you are surrounding yourself with.
I know that if I tell my family it is important to me that I get in 2-3 workouts a week, and to please help keep me accountable to that, they will! Same goes to my fellow VFit members, they want the best for me, now I owe it to all of us to make it happen.
Goal setting is a skill, it is something that takes time and focus and practice.
The number one reason I see many short change themselves in life, is that they aren’t setting any tangible goals and they have no action plan on how to achieve the goal.
If you know anything about VFit values, you know the number that we track and that matters most is how many times you SHOWED UP! No heart rate, calorie, or pant size number matter more than that stat.
Because we love you and we want to give you every opportunity to put what we are sharing into action, we have created a WORKPAGE Goal Sheet just for YOU!
Simply download this one page worksheet and state your Annual Workout Goal on the top. Then think through 5 action steps you can take each day/week/month to get you to this goal.
Below the action steps, we have a grid for you to fill in monthly with the number of workouts you showed up for.
Put this simple piece of paper in a place you will look at DAILY, and watch the magic start to add up.
But don’t forget, to make your chance of success shoot up to 95%, you can’t keep this to yourself.
Share with your friends, fam and the VFit team. We would love nothing more than to see what stats you are aiming for and then we vow to do our share of the job to help keep you accountable and on-track.
We believe if everyone embraces the motto of Don’t Wish for It, Work for it, then you are unstoppable. You will work to build in more healthy habits and create less space for the ones that are deterring you from reaching their goals.
We hope you enjoy this free download and really put it to use. Whether it becomes your inspiration to join us for a free week of classes, or helps towards reaching another fitness/life goal, we hope this concept is one that you work to embrace in your own lives.
Goal + Action = Success
Rachele & Maria