We live in an era of instant and immediate gratification. If we want something, we get it, and get it FAST. Food is delivered to us in minutes by tapping our smartphone a few times. TV shows and movies are available to stream 24/7 at the drop of a hat. Amazon delivers everything under the sun to our doorstep for free in 1-2 days.
Convenience culture has warped our perception of the time it takes to achieve things, including fitness goals. Our feeds are full of “get lean quick” gimmicks – a never-ending series of offerings that lead us to believe there is a device or pill or method that will give us exactly what we want *right now* if we just do (read: buy) this one thing. But fitness doesn’t work like that.
And – here’s something no one else will tell you – you already know what to do. In fact, a lack of results isn’t usually because we do the “wrong” things. It’s that we don’t do the right things for long enough.
If we don’t get exactly the results we want right away, we give up.
If the progress isn’t linear (spoiler alert: it never is), we give up.
And sometimes, if the goal is big and intimidating, we don’t even start because it feels so far away.
Toss that mindset aside! It’s time to play the long game.
Remember that you didn’t get to where you are today overnight. It took time and a series of thousands of decisions. And you – today, right now – have the power to start making decisions to put yourself on track to hitting your goals.
Just take it one tiny decision at a time.
Move your body for a few more minutes today than yesterday. Do an extra rep. Pause before refilling your plate.
Over time, those decisions add up.
Here’s the thing, the time will pass either way. While 6 months or 12 months or 3 years might seem like a long time… it’s going to happen. Delaying your growth doesn’t delay the passing of time. So, you might as well start today.
It’s best to approach your goals realistically with a timeline that makes sense. Break up those big scary goals into small, achievable milestones. Focus on getting 1% better every day.
Here’s the truth: You will make mistakes, you will struggle, and you will question your choice.
That’s when it’s most important to have 2 things: a plan and a community.
The plan will give you something to focus on to keep moving forward. The community will help you stay motivated and have fun, even when the going gets tough.
Having a plan, focusing on long-term health, and encouraging attainable short-term goals is kind of our jam. We will give you the tools to get started; but more importantly, the whole PPG Family will give you the support and motivation to stay consistent.
Are you ready to play the long game? We want to help! Click here to book a free coaching call, or email us at [email protected] to get started. The time is going to pass either way, you might as well pass it doing something fun!