Avoid Losing Momentum

avoid losing momentum with these simple steps…

In General by Adam Friedman

Part of the athletic journey is to keep building MOMENTUM towards reaching your goals. And momentum is built when you’re seeing results.

It’s why I want you to know that your results matter to me. And no matter what you want to achieve, it’s the “WHY” that counts the most. For this reason, I spend a liberal amount of time with each new client discovering just what that is.

I find it essential for success to get all the way down to the core behind your “why”. After having countless discussions over the years, I’ve learned a few things and uncovered some persuasive patterns.

It’s simple human nature

Deep down, most of us want to have a heightened sense of self-esteem that promotes a positive outlook on life. In a word…CONFIDENCE. And that is POWERFUL.

For me, confidence comes from feeling uninhibited. And that FREEDOM is what creates more opportunities to build more confidence. This builds momentum which leads to a beautiful outcome of profound possibilities.

Imagine the level of satisfaction that you’ll have on December 31, 2018. The confidence you’ve gained from your enhanced physical fitness has carried over to other, meaningful areas of your life. You’ve achieved greater success in your:

  • athletic performance
  • relationships
  • business

But wait…what will you base your confidence on unless you measure where you are right now? It’s too important not to.

What you measure matters

Without concrete evidence of improvement, your perceived confidence and momentum will be short-lived.

Now is the time to take an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses in those important areas of your life. Then, every 30 to 90 days throughout the year you reassess to track your progress.

It makes perfect sense, right?!

The knowledge gives you the ability to make informed choices in your actions. You can know if your plan is working or if it needs a little tweaking here and there.

Here are 6-examples of fitness qualities that matter and methods of measurement:

Fitness Quality Method of Measurement Example
Strength Max pull-ups, 10-rep max squat
Power Vertical jump
Speed 40-meter sprint
Endurance 1-mile run
Body Composition Dexa-scan test
Mobility Active range of motion test

For best results:

  • Hire a fitness professional to help.
  • Keep these records in a safe and accessible place.
  • Open your calendar and schedule reassessments for each quality. Set a calendar reminder to go off 7 days before, 72 hours before, 24 hours before, and 15 minutes before. This leaves no back doors to get out of it.
  • Analyze your results and let those results guide your actions going forward.

Your confidence and momentum build with a plan in place. And taking action on the steps above is a great start.

Go get it.