Challenge Yourself Daily

I was thinking about making a comeback, until I pulled a muscle vacuuming.

– Johnny Bench

The fastest way to improve your fitness is to challenge yourself daily to make improvements no matter how small they might be.

These small improvements not only help your fitness but they also help you to develop a winning mindset where you know that every day you are getting better in some way.

Even if, in the course of a whole resistance training workout you only manage to do a few more repetitions in one exercise or lift a few pounds more weight in one exercise you have made an improvement that is another step up the ladder of fitness success.

Naturally there will be days when you are low on energy, or are feeling lethargic for one reason or another.

On days like that, just accept that simply going to the gym or exercising is a bonus in itself and sometimes it is wise to have a workout on a day like that without recording the details.

We all have ‘off’ days and that is something that we need to accept.

If we get these days more often that not then it is time to look at other aspects of your lifestyle and ask what is lacking that makes this happen.

It could be something as simple as not having enough water during the day or possibly not getting enough sleep at night.

It could also be from over training where the body isn’t getting enough time to recuperate between exercise days.

If you can’t make some small improvements to your fitness on a weekly basis then it is time to start looking at your training program to determine whether it needs changing.

Small changes that seem minor at the time can produce outstanding results over the period of a few months or more.

These same small changes can add years to your life so they are well worth aiming for.