You were put on this Earth for a reason. So you have to live the best life you were meant to. In order to do that you have to be healthy. If you are just getting started on your health and fitness journey, the WORST thing you can do is fall down the trap of yo-yo diets and workouts. Or maybe you are on your journey and already experiencing that. Are you tired of starting over, then stopping, then starting over again?
FIND YOUR WHY NOT?
Get busy, skip your workout, eat bad, sure why not?
Numerous studies have shown that, for most people, if they don’t incorporate certain habits and behaviors, can and will fall off track. With your exercise, eating, business, whatever. Do you notice that you may be on fire for weeks, maybe months, but then for some reason you start to back off. When you reach that “certain point” (wherever that might be for you personally), all sorts of nasty things start to happen:
Loss of focus. You start making dumb mistakes that require expensive do-overs. For example, suppose you decide to go out to eat with family or friends. On the way there, you’re thinking about how you should have worked out. But you didn’t so you may as well eat bad and start all over tomorrow.
Loss of perspective. You lose the ability to differentiate between what’s important and what’s not. Your day starts feeling like a game of Whac-A-Mole.
Loss of happiness. You find yourself getting angry at people not because it will help the situation but because you feel the need vent your stress since you have no release from workout.
Loss of health. You stop paying attention to eating right, exercising, and sleeping well. The stress makes you ill, but you keep that routine anyway. Viscous cycle.
There are plenty of obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.
Naturally you want to avoid all of that, so what can you do to stay on track?
For most of us it takes mental discipline. It’s a tough job!
Fortunately, to develop that discipline, you need to learn certain habits, and this is where you start:
I haven’t always been into fitness nor have I loved it. I still have days when I want to skip and many days when I want to eat unhealthy. And some days I do give in, but most days I don’t and here’s why.
It starts with your why! FIND YOUR WHY? For me, heart disease was prevalent in my family. I didn’t want to gain the dreaded Freshman 15 in college. Your why may change over time. Now it is for my family. Yes it’s important for fitness videos and my line of work but mostly for my family.
So what is your why? Why do you want this so bad? You have to constantly remind yourself of that. Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same!
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