How many time has your New Year’s Resolution be to lose weight, get fit or build muscle, only to abandon any effort in a week or only a few days?
Also, how many times have you put on Christmas weight, to then lose it with a quick fix weight loss diet, only to put it all back on again and more) when you start eating normality again?
Although there are a number of different reasons this could happen, the major issue is a lack of MIND SET.
Building a fitness Mind set will allow you to keep consistent and make progress with your fitness goals and keeps you on track when you make mistakes or encounter obstacles.
Things to understand:
1. To develop a fitness mind set – you must understand that whatever physical shape you are in today, is the result of many habitual actions you do daily.
2. You did not become out of shape or over weight overnight and you won’t get in shape or lose weight overnight either. Instant results are not possible!
3. A fitness mind set sees life as a journey not a destination.
Making a fitness Mind set:
A. Any changes you make must be sustainable. (Nothing restrictive or extreme) e.g. a lifestyle you can maintain for the rest of your life.
B. Focus on short term goals rather than you end goal. Long term goals can sometimes tell you there is something wrong with you and until you reach it you won’t be happy. Short term goals can make you happy whilst you are getting fit and healthy.
C. Don’t change too much all at once. Take baby steps. One of the main reasons people fail is making too many changes at once. E.g. cut down on alcohol and sugary snacks before completely changing your diet. Small changes add to big changes. Remove instant gratification!
D. Make these small changes habit. Work them into your daily life e.g. I will drink an extra glass of water before brushing my teeth in the morning.
E. You must accept responsibility for you own circumstances and actions. Stop making excuses! You must stop blaming other people for your actions and physical condition.
F. Develop a strong “why power” stop focusing on how do I, and focus on why must I. Focus on yourself and personal satisfaction, rather than pleasing other people.
G. Overcome the voice in your head that tries to convince you that you can’t!
-This is the hardest thing you MUST DO!
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts we make the world”
And Always Remember… CONSISTENCY IS KEY!