Let's be real. For the rest of your time on earth you're going to have some really rubbish days. Days where it's a struggle to get out of bed, you don't feel too well, you're going through hardship and I'm sure much more.
But you knew that didn't you?
Yet so many of us when we're in the trenches day to day on our quest to achieve a goal lose sight of this. Despite the fact we generally knew what we were in for before we started.
We have a cohort of members just now going through our Fat Loss Accelerator programme. They KNOW there is going to be nights they want a late night snack or that their partner will come home with a takeaway their tempted by.
However when that moment comes a lot of people forget they voluntarily signed up to this, no one held a gun to their head and forced them to!
It's not a magic trick but just reframing these thoughts we have makes us infinitely more likely to stick to the new habits we are trying to build.
Talking about health and fitness goals specifically:
-You will feel sore at some point.
-You will feel like you can't be bothered coming.
-You will feel that going to do your steps in the freezing cold is way less attractive than watching a movie in the nice warm house.
-You will be very tempted by food that probably doesn't have the nutritional profile you are looking for.
(It goes without saying all of these problems are mitigated if your a member at Elevate98:)
Simply being prepared to feel this way and recognising that not only is it part of the journey but it's actually the most important part.
If losing weight/gaining muscle/building confidence/moving pain free etc was easy then everyone would do it and there would be nowhere near as much satisfaction gleaned from it.
The other point on this is not commiting to something because your too busy. This is something I discussed with a few members last week and it is a logic I totally understand.
That said, most worthwhile or lasting change takes at least 6-8 weeks. I don't know about you but I'd like to have at least 1 or 2 nice things to look forward to in every 6 week period. If that's the case, when do we start?
By saying your going to start when your less busy, you are by default saying your going to stop when you get busy again.
Instead a mental flip similar to the above can work well...
'If I can do it when I'm this busy imagine how easy it'll be when I have less on to distract me'.
Life is all played out in your head. How you think and the way you flip things is the deal breaker.