This is a guest post by Charlie Redants of ZeroPanza.com.
We want everything: a perfect body, a challenging job, a great love life, and time for recreation and entertainment. How do you manage all these wants in a twenty-four time period? You have to make choices and prioritize your needs. If you had the time you might spend two hours a day in the gym. But you do not have the time. So you need to be honest with yourself and figure out how much time you can spend each week training your body. After you have made that choice, do not feel guilty about it.
With your fitness goals it is much better to err on the side of doing a little less, but doing it consistently, than trying to do too much and quitting.
The key is to be honest with yourself and set realistic goals.
After you have set your goal, the next step is owning it. This means writing it down. Remember, a goal is not a goal unless it is written down. Then read your goals every day. It does no good to write them down if you do not read them. Read them on days when you are excited about working out; read them on days when you are not. Say them out loud, take responsibility for them.
When making goals you will find the following format useful. You should create long-term, intermediate, and short-term goals and daily tasks.