What you do need is to work on these 3 things…
Our brain was made to protect us so anytime something feels uncomfortable or something we have “failed” at before, we talk ourselves out of it. Have you found yourself doing that before?
If you have, don’t worry. It is totally normal! But in order to take action and get a different result we need to overcome this.
Now, I know what you are thinking, “how do I overcome this?”
- Self- Awareness. Recognize when you are doing it and be honest with yourself. Are you talking yourself out of your workout for a bs reason or is it legit? Are you making excuses for not eating cleaner or do you truly have no options?
- Learn to Work Through it. Push through when it gets uncomfortable. You will be tempted to give up but its important you don’t in order to have lasting results.
- Reward Yourself for Working Through it. Making sure you reward yourself for the small wins so you are excited about continuing.
So many of us have tried things in the past and failed. Then anytime we want to try something, we start to re-live that fear which is awful because that means you are living in the past and will get the same outcome as past experiences. The only way to get a different result is by doing something different.
How to Overcome Fear…
Stop living in the past, be present, think about the desired outcome, try a different approach and just go for it. It really is that simple. We overthink things all the time which just leads to more complications.
Set up an Exciting Goal…
When we make our goals, we tend to focus them all around the work side of things. For example, my goal is to drop 20lbs. That sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? Not very motivating even though we know we need it. So that goal is most likely not going to be super exciting.
Instead of phasing it like this “I am going to drop 20lbs so I can wear my favorite bikini on vacation” That is exciting. You are keeping your end goal in mind but also thinking of how rewarding it will be to be on vacation in your favorite bikini!
After I learned this little trick, I used it for all of my goals! Whether, it was health, fitness, career, lifestyle, attitude or schooling. Now, I word my goals exactly how I stated above. It helped me set up the habits, dial in my mindset and truly get me lasting results. Every once in awhile I do fall off and things come up but I never give up and that’s all that really matters.