Setting Goals at CrossFit Crescent- a Key to Motivation

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We all want more motivation.  But perhaps you are scared to set goals because it hasn’t worked well in the past.  We can help.  We want to help you become the fittest and best version of you!  We want to help you set and achieve the goals that are important to you.  Our main source of motivation in anything in life depends on seeing progress.

Most of the time when we help people with their goals, they start out wanting to talk about their weight and losing their breath with simple routine walking around town or at work.  This is an ok goal to start and we can build on this.  Goals give us direction, but habits are the key to unlocking your full potential.

Your weight tells you so little about your true health.  It’s one of the indicators of true health- but the Fitness Wellness Continuum helps us realize there are so many other ways to evaluate our health.  We suggest you make sure you understand how we at CrossFit Crescent define fitness.  We view weight as an indicator that will fix itself if we focus on the right things.

4 Keys to Success  —– Key 1- Focus on Habits 

You may not know it- but habits run your life.  When we set goals, we know we want to get to a destination and must realize it requires changing our habits.  Habits are simple to understand but so tricky to begin changing.  Just realizing its your habits that need to change is key #1.  How to change your habits is important enough to explain a bit more.

In our life, there is a cue often brought on by a craving of some kind.  We need to pay attention to the cues in our lives.  We might feel hungry, bored, alone, tired- these are all potential cues.  These cues lead us to a routine.  This routine leads to a reward.  This loop- Cue, Routine, Reward becomes ingrained in us.  Researchers believe almost half of our waking hours are taken up by our bodies following habits we’ve already established.  So next time you do something you know is detrimental to your health- the key to changing that habit is REPLACING that habit.

Key 2- Tell your Friends and Family

When we tell those closest to us, it helps firm up our resolve to make a true change.  This helps you communicate what you are really aiming for and forces us to think about why this goal is important to us.  You can even go a step further and invite someone to join with you in reaching your goal.  Its likely they would love to go with you towards greater health and fitness!  An ancient proverb says- “Two are better than one for they have a good return for their work.  If one falls down, his friend can pick him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to pick him up.

Key 3- Focus on the Benefits 

When we lose those ten pounds of fat, or gain those five pounds of muscle- how will this help you?  How will you feel then?  Take the time to think and feel what it will be like when you reach your next goal.  Another proverb says “As a man thinks, so he is.”  Take the time to dwell on the rewards of the habit cycle.  You may have to make the reward a physical reward at first, in time you can transition to other rewards that focus on self image and higher emotional needs we all have.

Key 4- Rewards along the Way

If we can break down our goal properly into smaller steps that we can control, then we can reward ourselves in some way for following through towards our goal.  By accomplishing our small steps towards our big goal, we can know we’re on the right path.  “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch.  Yard by yard, life is hard.”

We have developed a google form that can help you walk through this process if you’d like to fill it out.  Please Fill out this Form as it walks you through setting proper goals for your time here with CrossFit Crescent. We know you may have a body image goal, a goal of learning a new CrossFit skill, or a goal of building strength in some area of your body through a particular exercise.

If you need a competition to train for check out our special Running Guide for Amman.  We’ve got many details for you including running events and the best places to train. We picked the top 8 places to run in Amman.  Then given you a map of the routes, distances, running surface, where to park, and so much more!

Crescent Running Guide

We even created a healthy Restaurant and Grocery guide specific to Amman Jordan to help you get started. Sign up and we’ll send you the free download!

Crescent Grocery Guide

If you are new to Amman, or just starting your journey in fitness in Amman, you should check out our 5 Fitness Tips for living in Amman.  We can help make your transition smooth!

If you’re ready to get started- join us for Essentials where through at least ten sessions we will get you jump started in your fitness.  You can also call us at 079 722 8865 as the premier gym in Amman, we’d love to help!

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