Martin is a Sedera Sales Representative, a 14-year personal trainer, and Nike Master Trainer. He is passionate about transforming the healthcare industry and supporting people in their individual health.
#1 What Is Your Fitness Motivation?
Motivation is everything when it comes to reaching your goals. To stay committed you first need to understand your “why”. Once you do, ask yourself if that “why” compelling enough? Your “why”, if it is compelling enough, will help you go the distance, push through setbacks, and keep the momentum going when it gets tough.
“Feeling Motivated right now? Warm up right now with Martin in this 10 minute workout to get your day started off strong!”
#2 Take Inventory of Where You Are Currently in Your Fitness Journey
Know exactly where you are at. Remove the denial. Get brutally honest with yourself.
- I weigh Xlbs
- I work out 1x a week
- I eat unhealthy meals at every sitting
- I get 4 hours of sleep and drink 5 cups of coffee in a day
Most people focus on the goals first. I say first get crystal clear on exactly where you are right now. Most people live in a completely fantastical view that contradicts the reality of where they are at now.
When you set off to drive to a place you have never been before to socialize with friends, you typically enter the destination on google maps. What many fail to realize is that your current location is just as important. You have to know what point A and Point B is before you can plot your course.
So take time to write down and reflect on the current state of your reality now. Remember this is where you become brutally honest with yourself, and crystal clear on your current state.
I think most people wonder in no man’s lands not getting crystal clear on where they are. Sometimes it takes another person to tell you where you are. An accountability partner can be really helpful here.
#3 Set Smart Goals & Write Your Goals Down
Put your goals on paper and place them in an obvious place you will see every day. I put my goals on the fridge, bathroom mirror and even set a reminder on my phone each week. This might sound overboard, but my question to you is “how important are your goals to you?”
Be sure to make your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely. This is a well-known concept I learned about from Michael Hyatts book “Your Best Year Ever“. Even though SMART goals are well understood to be best, it takes intention to actually build goals this way. That intention pays off in the end when you can celebrate your achievements when reaching clear benchmarks.
#4 Review Goals Frequently and Track Progress
I review my goals every week. You see, this is the secret sauce for staying committed to your goals. You have to take inventory on your goals to see your progress, make adjustments or completely change a goal all together.
You can review your goals, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. When reviewing my goals, I always ask myself “what do I need to do in order to continue to move the needle towards my goals?”
#5 Join a Community of Like-Minded Individuals
Now that we know where we are and where we want to go, now you can start to plot a course to get to your goals. This is when you put things in place to make reaching your goals more likely. One of the most important things to set into motion is community. Having a group of people that are headed in the same direction and have similar goals is invaluable to reaching your destination.
If you have running goals, then join a running community, if you have weight loss goals then try creating your own community around those. Grab a few friends, share the goals you want to reach, and set touch points for connecting. The right community makes a big difference.
At Sedera, we work together to not only reduce one another’s financial burdens but also transform the industry as we know it today. Community is at the center. It’s exciting and a joy to make progress together while sharing costs.
There is a saying “Many hands make the load lighter”, and that can be applied to so many areas of our lives, especially our goals.
There is an old African Proverb that says:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Be selective when choosing who to share your goals with. I recommend not sharing them with anyone who is not committed to helping you achieve them. Try sharing with your mentor, mastermind group, or business partner, etc.
A little bit about the author, Martin Egwuagu:
- Walked on to the University of Texas Longhorns Football Team (Lettered and Graduate w/ Academic Honors)
- BS in Kinesiology, Minor in Biology
- Personal Trainer for 14 years
- Nike Master Trainer
- Worked w/ Celebrities and Professional Athletes
- 8+ Certifications
- Wife Joanna and Daughter Mila
- Parents immigrated from Nigeria
- Hobbies (Working Out, Running, Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Reading)