When you think about exercise or your diet do you find it really difficult to get back on track?
Have you ever had the though: “I know what I SHOULD be doing, I’m just not motivated to do it”?
This is a very common topic that comes up with our clients and I wanted to share it with you. Most of our clients know what they should be doing:
- I should be working out more
- I should get up early and do it first thing in the morning
- I should just get rid of all the snack food in the house
- I should do a grocery shop every week so the good food is ready
- I should write out exactly what I’ll eat in the week so I don’t have to figure it out at dinner time when I haven’t eaten for hours and am HAGNRY!!!
I bet you’ve thought most if not all of these.
So what gives? If we all know what we should be doing, why aren’t we doing it?
The answer is simple: you don’t know how.
Bullsh*t! you say.
“I know how to do it, I’ve done it before. Heck, I’ve done it many times, It’s just hard to keep at it”.
I’ll agree with that. You likely know how to start, but you don’t know how to keep going.
You don’t know how to keep at it long term otherwise you’d still be doing it.
Here’s the deal:
Building habits are harder than you think. No matter what changes you make in your life, there will come a time when it gets hard. With health and fitness you get sick, the kids get sick, you travel for work, you take a vacation, you get so busy you miss a week, etc, etc. Something gets in the way.
Do you have the tools to get back on track no matter what? Do you have the drive, motivation, passion, knowledge of what to do next?
What I’ve found most people need to build is the strength to get back on track when times get tough or they fail. To this day, it’s still something I have to continually work on.
The moral of the story here is that it’s not going to be something magical about the program, workout, meal plan, diet, etc that’s going to get you back on track, it’s building the muscle of taking that first step. Over and over again.
For the first few months, think of every day as Day 1.
You’ll need to take that first step every day, over and over again to not only get you back on track, but keep you there.
A great first step I recommend you take is getting some guidance. Click the button below to request a free consultation and we’ll help you get started.