by Tony Gjokaj March 20, 2021 3 min read
I’ve had clients in the past tell me they wanted to lose an “x” amount of pounds in one month.
Why the one month?
“I just want it done quickly.”
This is understandable... I have been there. But I've always had bad experiences and problems with fitness goals like this.
They’re always outcome-based. High expectations with a probability that they might not be achieved or accomplished.
Things like “I need to drop 15lbs for my wedding in 2 weeks” are always things that people desire for just a specific moment in their life.
This is one of the reasons why I believe people fail.
We expect so much with our goals, but we don't have systems or processes to get to them.
We need to go beyond this with the formulation with the acceptance of a lifestyle change… and of what I like to call Badass Goals.
If we look at successful entrepreneurs, we see a common process in action. Whatever they did to achieve $1 million in revenue can be replicated again and again to generate $2 million & $3 million (more effectively).
You can do this same exact thing with fitness goals.If we can drop 20lbs and know the exact process we used to get there, we can refine it (if needed), and repeat the process successfully.
So this is why I prefer to start with the question:What is your reason, your purpose, to changing your lifestyle through exercise or nutrition?
Your fitness goal should ultimately be built upon by the blueprint: a desire to change your lifestyle.
What has always worked for me is breaking down my goals with processes.
Each goal must have a system or a process to utilize in order to successfully reach your goals.
Our Badass Goals are a combination of BOTH Outcome Goals and Process Goals.
An Outcome Goal is the desired end-goal. We aren't in control of these goals.
A Process Goal is the process you will use to achieve your desired goal. We are in control of these goals because they are a systematic approach to your goals.
Outcome Goal + Process Goal = Badass Goal
The Badass Goal will get you to the destination. An Outcome Goal is just the finish line. Some of us create goals with a desire to reach the finish line… but we never create the systems or processes to get to that finish line.
Here’s an example of a Badass Goal: “I want to feel healthier and happier. To do this I need to lose body fat and eat better. My goal is to lose 10lbs over the course of ___ weeks. I will do this by attempting to lose 1% of body weight per week. This should be easy if I diet on _____ calories… etc)
As you can see from this, you need to focus on the process.
If you’re dropping 1% of weight per week, that’s DAMN GOOD progress. You’re more inclined to complete your diet this way for adherence reasons: your diet isn’t miserable, it’s manageable.
When you breakdown your goals in this way, things get more visible to achieve. You will create contingency plans if they don’t work.
You can divide your goal up into segments like this:
This is only an example. However, if you break down every goal into little pieces with a lot of depth, the goal will be more visible and within your grasp.
Your goals will be more achievable by breaking them down like this.
Do you have any questions or comments? Email me at email@example.com, or direct message us on Instagram.
Until next time, Reforged Legion.
Seize your destiny.
Tony is the Owner of Reforged Performance Nutrition. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help bridge the gap between physical & mental health through fitness.
by Tony Gjokaj September 17, 2021 5 min read
When you're depressed, even when you're not expending a lot of energy... you don't feel like you have any energy to spare to begin with.
It can be aggravating to hear that you need to work out to boost your endorphins, (or whatever your friends say to you).
In reality, they aren't wrong... but how can you exercise if you can't even get out of bed?
Is there something wrong with us?
Absolutely not. This happens with depression.
The thing with depression is that your whole body may feel like it is against you... and it's very frustrating.
I've been there.
But I was forced to work out once I committed to it because of an accountability partner I had.
In this post, we are going to go over some ways that may help you get off the couch when your mind & body are against you.
by Tony Gjokaj September 13, 2021 2 min read
Hydration is paramount to your health and wellbeing.
When I worked my previous management job, I ran three rental car branches simultaneously at a time where one of the other managers was gone for over a month.
I would try to get my water in regularly, but the locations were incredibly busy. You would always find me at the front desk with customers swarming in.
This played a large part in my stress and I never knew it did until I found a way to actually get drink more water.
In this short post, we are going to go over why hydration is essential for mental health.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj September 08, 2021 3 min read
When I was overweight, I was inactive, depressed, and had insomnia.
I would isolate myself from social interaction, which led me down a dark path where I contemplated suicide.
Eventually, fitness was my salvation, as physical activity led to me sleeping better, eating better, feeling better, and thinking better.
Prior to exercise, I was stuck in what was deemed an Inactivity Trap.
So in this post, we are going to go over an article that was written in 2009 with the same name, called "The Inactivity Trap". This article included studies that supported their claims from a psychological standpoint which intrigued me as well.
So let's dive into what the Inactivity Trap is.
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