How to Achieve Your Exercise and Nutrition Goals This Spring

How to Achieve Your Exercise and Nutrition Goals This Spring

With summer right around the corner, you may find yourself reevaluating your exercise and nutrition goals. Perhaps you are asking yourself questions like: Are my goals for 2022 realistic? What goals would I like to change? Does my vision for my health need to be refocused? Prioritizing your health can be a tremendous challenge in the midst of this busy season. This is especially true if it has been a while since you have committed to a healthy lifestyle. The good news is, it is always a good time to pursue wellness. Here’s how to achieve your exercise and nutrition goals this Spring.

Goals vs. Systems

According to James Clear, author of New York Times Best Seller Atomic Habits, “Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.” Clear believes that the first step in getting better results is to stop focusing on goals and to implement better systems. However, goals can serve as a great motivational and visualization tool. Dr. Stephen R. Covey, the author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, used the famous maxim, “begin with the end in mind.” But Clear’s point rings true–it’s easy to lose track of goals when the barriers aren’t removed, and the path toward those goals isn’t streamlined. As Clear puts it, “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”[1]

Top 3 Tips for Achieving Exercise and Nutrition Goals

  1. Create a system that strategically serves your goals. This is arguably the most important of the top three tips for achieving exercise and nutrition goals. A plan with specific action steps turns a goal from a concept into reality. The most practical success plan removes barriers to those action steps and implements routines that are as frictionless as possible.
  2. Write it down. It may seem commonplace, but there’s quite a bit of science behind this practice. Studies show that we are neurologically wired to accomplish what we visualize. Describing goals in vivid detail can make you 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to achieve your goals. The reason behind this has to do with external storage and encoding. Simply put, it’s easier to remember and focus with visual cues.
  3. Track progress and modify systems regularly. Taking the time to notice and celebrate even the slightest steps forward can create momentum, deepen commitment, and nurture mindfulness and gratitude, which will all serve to combat discouragement. This reflective process will naturally create the awareness necessary to modify systems for maximum effectiveness.

Support Goals with Proper Supplementation

Proper nutrition is vital whether your goal is to set a new PR, outrank your competition, or simply feel stronger and more confident. Achieving your exercise and nutrition goals requires focus, energy, and strength, so carefully consider how you can support your system with proper supplementation. As the go-to ingredient for sports nutrition formulations, CarnoSyn® helps athletes build better muscle faster. Learn more about how you can stay focused on your exercise and nutrition goals with CarnoSyn®—the athlete’s secret weapon.


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[1]  James Clear, Atomic Habits, (New York: Penguin Random House, 2018).