What you do need is to work on these 3 things…
Our brain was made to protect us so anytime something feels uncomfortable, we talk ourselves out of it. Have you found yourself doing that before?
If you have, don’t worry. We tend to stick to what’s comfortable to us. Our daily habits, that’s why it is easier to sit on the couch instead of go for a walk or order fast food instead of making that new healthy recipe. Totally normal but in order for us to grow and progress in life we have to break past these habits and create new ones…right?
Or you will forever be settling and I doubt you want that.
Now, I know what you are thinking, “how do I break out of this?”
- Self- Awareness. Recognize when you are doing it and be honest with yourself.
- Learn to Work Through it. Push through when it gets uncomfortable to create the new habit.
- Reward Yourself for Working Through it. Making sure you reward yourself for the small wins will help keep you motivated in the long run.
So many of us have tried things in the past and failed. Then anytime we want to try it again, 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 desired outcome, try a different approach and just go for it. It really is that simple. We overthink things all the time. Once again, it is our brain protecting us but what this does is holds us back and pushes us further from success.
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 phasing it like this “I am going to drop 20lbs so I can wear a sexy new 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 sexy new bikini! Make sense?
After I learned this little trick , I used it for all of my goals and my client’s goals! Whether, it was health, fitness, career, lifestyle, attitude or schooling. Now, I word my goals exactly how I stated above and I shit you not… it is easier to actually accomplish goals this way and stay excited about them.
You always have 2 choices in life. Continue doing what you’ve always done which will always get you the same out come or try something different and achieve your goal. If you are like every other person (myself included) you have jumped on the band wagon of hard core joint crushing workouts with insane restrictive diets. Yes, you get some results but it’s impossible to stick to.
It’s hard to go out with friends because they order yummy food and drinks while you sit there with dry drink and water. You can’t stay out late because you have another early morning of hours in the gym. That’s really not a life or a healthy life. It sounds miserable. Right? But that’s what we all tend to think weight loss is all about and it’s not.
I lived my life like that for years and I hated it.
Now, I get to enjoy taco Tuesday, wine Wednesday and ice cream 3 times a week without it messing with my progress because I truly rewired my mind, gut and overall body. This is what it takes to truly get lasting results. You can’t continue to do this insane hamster wheel and think you will eventually just adjust to living this restrictive life. We have to find you balance. No more putting it off. Let’s rewire now.
Book your free fitness assessment to see if this is a good fit for us. I don’t work with just anyone and you shouldn’t either. You deserve a coach who takes the time for you and truly hears your goals out before working with you.