When he was at his prime, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a body that only bodybuilders could dream of. He worked so hard and didn’t quit until he reached his ultimate goal, which was winning the Mr Universe title. But complete bodybuilding fitness requires more than going to the gym and pumping iron every day, you need to have the right mindset if you’re going to succeed.
Now, maybe your goals aren’t to be the next Arnie but maybe just to lose some weight. That’s absolutely fine but you must fully commit to it and set out your goals in a precise manner. The reason why so many people fail in their bodybuilding fitness routines is they set no goals and have no plans. When this happens, you are doomed to fail because 95% of the time, you’ll just quit because you don’t know what you want to achieve.
So, right now, go and get a pen and paper and write down what you ultimately want to achieve with your own health and body. Maybe you want to lose 10 pounds quickly? Firm up those flabby thighs? Or just want to be a fitter person. Write it down on the top of the piece of paper and underline it! Circle it! Just make it stand out.
Now that you’ve done that, start to write out how you will achieve this. Make a commitment to yourself. “I will go for a run or walk every day”. “I will cut out those chocolate bars”. “I will cut down on my alcohol intake”. I will buy a plyo box like these and use it everyday. Whatever it is, write it down and start doing it. Pin the piece of paper up onto the wall, so that you can see it everyday. Ideally put it somewhere you’ll see it first thing in the morning. Read it and say it out loud if you want but just do it.
Now that you have your goals set out, you can work towards them and know that you are achieving something worthwhile. Be like Arnie and get fully committed to achieving them. Your bodybuilding fitness will improve, as will your health in general. As the famous god Nike once said, “Just Do It!”.