While walking the dogs I was listening to a podcast between Tony Robbins and James Altucher. There was one particular segment that inspired me. It was Tony's concept of "RPM." Now this concept could be applied to a any area of life you're looking to improve, but with today being Friday I thought it could be a great post regarding improving our fitness. First, let's break down what RPM stands for in this conversation.
To dive little depper into the words:
Results= What do you want? What is the goal?
Purpose= Why do we what this? Why is it important?
Map= How do we achieve it? What is the plan we'll execute?
Immediately we can translate this into improving our health and fitness. I think almost anyone could tell themselves, or others, what it is they want to improve about their physical well-being. Many people want to lose weight, eat healthier, run a 5k, become stronger, etc. Think for a minute right now what your goal is for improving your fitness. Write it down.
Next ask yourself, "Why?". Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to be able to complete a 5k or a marathon? Write all your why's out. The ones that come to you immediately along with the ones that come with a few moments of reflection. After writing them down, review them.
FInally, we get to the Map. This is the how. This is typically the hardest part, but once we have a clear vision on what we want and why we want it, it becomes easier because our drive, desire, and hunger will fuel us through the process. Take some time to write out how you can reach your goal. Start with realistic expectations, and then delve deeper into those expectations to create a specific game plan.
From here it's all about reviewing and executing. Constantly revisit your goals and why you want to achieve them in order to keep your fire burning. Execute you game plan in order to keep getting one step closer to accomplishing your goals.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!