To become reality, desire for a physically fit body must be accompanied by a results orientated, detailed plan of action, setting incremental goals, and maintaining the level of motivation that was the impetus that set the plan in action.
Some people seem to require very little by way of physical exertion to whip the body in good physical shape. Everything seems to fall into place naturally for them. But for the vast majority of the population, this is not the case. For them, great body fitness requires some serious work, sweat, and maybe a few tears.
There can many reasons, for instance, why someone will seemingly drag himself to a gym to workout, or set up an exercise room at home when the odds of their success may appear to be unfavorable. Often times the exerciser is driven to workout for reasons of health, or the desire to look good or lose a few pounds. Some people go to a gym to meet people. The reason is not really important as long as it motivates and the resulting progress tends to trend upward.
Complacency is the enemy of success. If you don’t feel yourself trending toward one of your pre-set goals, don’t wait until it’s right upon you before you do something about it. Take inventory of your progress measured against your pre-set expectations to determine why you are not moving in the direction and at the pace you planned. Unless there have been significant changes in your life, the probable cause will be decreased motivation. Remember you are either marking time, moving ahead, or falling behind. Only you can be the judge of this.
Look for new and innovative things to add to your exercise program that might spark up repetitive routines that may have become stagnant and, therefore, unproductive. Be sure your pre-set goals were, and still are attainable. Even with the highest motivation, excitement will wane if goals are set so high that your fitness exercise program becomes a dreaded means to an end rather than an experience to look forward to.
Great body fitness comes with a price tag that, among other things, includes both motivation and sweat. Both are essential to success. One may be the predecessor of the other, but as it applies to body fitness, one will not prevail without the other.