Before any blood, sweat, or tears are shed, one should establish firm and reasonable criteria to achieve. Such criteria should be measurable and not so far out of reach that it is impossible to reach. These can be both short term and long term and may focus on a variety of aspects. These aspects include, but are not limited to: cardio, weight loss, weight gain, weight lifting, and nutrition. Of these areas, the one that overlaps the most in other regions is nutrition. Without having a strong foundation of nutrition, it makes following plans and achieving goals that much more difficult.