S.W.I.M. is what it takes psychologically to achieve a goal. It stands for:
S – Self Control – What it takes pass up on foods that will work against you, such as cookies and ice cream. What it takes to stay committed.
W- Willpower – Simple as doing cardio when you are supposed to and tough as finishing what you started. Going the extra mile (sometimes literally).
I – Inspiration – Being influenced by someone or something, that reminds you of your goals and also helps you create them. Noticing what someone else has achieved and using that to set a similar goal.
M- Motivation – Taking action to achieve your goals and building off of both positive and negative reinforcement. Before pictures are great motivators. Being called a fat jolly guy can also led to motivation. Dropping 3 inches off of your waist will definitely increase your motivation.
3 factors made me achieve my goals. 1)S.W.I.M. 2) Nutrition 3) Training (weights and cardio). Prior to this I lived by 3 factors, but I was missing something. 1) Nutrition 2) Lifted Weights 3) Cardio. Without the psychological aspect I could not have achieved the benefits of my program. I finally became honest with myself and accepted the fact that I either needed to get out of the gym or make it count.
© Iron Mountain Sports 2012