Fitness in Theory – Episode 10: Be Realistic with Yourself

In this episode of Fitness in Theory, we went quite a bit off the rails. I’m not even sure how much of the topic we actually covered. But the idea was to set realistic goals for yourself instead of trying to fit into someone else’s box.

Unfortunately, too many people have too high of an expectation of goals when it comes to health and fitness. Whether it’s from instant gratification or because they want to look like that Instagram model getting all the attention, a lot of people get sucked into unrealistic goals, diets, and exercise routines.

In the end, success comes down to finding what works best for you while having a realistic vision of yourself.

Setting Realistic Goals

One thing I promote a lot, whether it’s for losing weight or freelance writing, is to work on self-improvement. At the end of the day, you’re only in competition with yourself, and anything you do today that was more than yesterday is a win.

Your goals should center around the things you know you can handle while adding a bit of umph to go further. That’s the whole purpose of goals and challenges.

Anyone can sit and spin their wheels indefinitely. But if you want to succeed at anything in life, you gotta put in the effort to go beyond your perceived limitations.

Yet, I see a lot of people try to reach the same levels of health and fitness as people they follow on TikTok or Instagram. In reality, we all have a unique physiology. This means you will never look exactly like those you emulate.

Instead, focus on being the best version of yourself.

It doesn’t matter how much weight I can lift or how many steps your cousin gets while posting a pic on Facebook. It matters what you can do and what you’re doing to improve your overall health.

What Goals Have You Set for Yourself?

I’m constantly challenging myself to go further. For me, it’s a constant state of self-improvement as I work to break personal records.

Nonetheless, every one of those goals and challenges is based on my own level of past performances. And when I can whip out 22 push-ups instead of 8, I get giddy.

What kinds of things are you aiming for in your health and fitness journey?

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Michael Brockbank

Since 2015, Michael has put in the effort to lose more than 80 pounds by gamifying fitness and eating proper portion sizes. He conducts extensive research into various health and fitness products to provide the best answers possible according to his own experience and knowledge.

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