Minutes Measured & Goals

New week kicks off tomorrow if you roll with the traditional Monday start.  First full week since Labor day passed the prior.  New week, new season and new opportunity.

What you gonna do with it?

Those of you who are athletes and have been active and been training how are you going to up the ante and push it.  Get out of the norm and the dreaded “comfort zone” and dig deeper and the process mine just a bit more out of your body.  In the end if you are going to draw more out of it you are going to have to drill deeper into your core and get dirty doing so.

Those who are looking for traction and don’t have much experience with continuity and consistency  in regards to training, fitness, health or whatever you want to call it (if you are reading this and nodding your head than this is imperative for you to understand) than you especially need to note this.

Take five, maybe 7 minutes and put some thought into your week.

If you are going to get real about where you are at and where you absolutely want to go than you need to constantly do a few things.

1.  An honest assessment of where you are.

2. An authentic and honest appraisal of where you want to go.

3. Evaluating whether or not it is working if you are making progress.

Sunday you identify where you are at… you on point? You happy with it and are you doing what you want to be doing and in the body you want to be doing it with?  If you like the general direction than how you going to up the ante and how you going to get better because EVERYONE can get better.  If you suspect you are not than you will do your such a much greater service by being real honest about it and calling a spade a spade.

Looking for a suggestion?  Set the standard in minutes, something that will allow you to manage progress and the process and fight back and not throw an entire week away if you dig a hole early.

How does this work?

The only finite resource we’ve got is time and there are only so many minutes per a week.

60 x 24 x 7 = 10,080 this week coming up.

How many of them are you going to dedicate to actively bettering yourself as an athlete and a first responder?

60 x 6 = 360 minutes

You should take one rest day.

3.5% of your week, you put into training.  You want more and you can handle it than fine.  For some, that is a big shift and a huge commitment.  For those who have been there and done that than make sure that you put in at least 360 minutes where you are convinced that you were making yourself better in each of those 60 second chunks.

Plenty manageable and I guarantee you’ll get results.  No matter where you are coming from or where you have been.

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