What and who is stopping you reach your fitness/health goals?
Here we are, staring outside at the gloomy weather. It makes being motivated to work out or do anything after work a challenge.
Does that make us lazy? Nahhhh, well possibly, not sure?? What’s stopping you?
This time of year is it tough for you to motivate yourself?
To start something new?
January has come and gone. So back to the slog of work and no play!
Sitting in front of a TV or computer right now? I don’t blame you!
Have a think about fitness, exercise and nutrition. When was the last time you didn’t give in to the easy way out?
Telling yourself you will work out today after work, after taking the kids to school, getting home and thinking naaah to tired or to busy.
Sure my job is to help you feel motivated and help you with your fitness and nutrition needs but who is accountable for your actions?
Who is stopping you?
After everything the only person that you have to answer to is……. yourself. (massive surprise right?)
Yeah I get it, its not easy, I managed to spend a majority of my teens and 20’s sitting on my butt everyday in front of a computer. Not finding the will to go and exercise, finding all the excuses to not workout. My brain was ingenious at finding reasons to not do anything.
Whats that go outside? Nope. I think at that point in time my family honestly thought I was some kind of vampire. The sun its burrrrns!
Being able to ignore the excuses your brain gives you, or to change and make exercise is a habit, is never easy.
You must hold yourself accountable though! Its your brain thats stopping you, not me, not your work colleagues, family, just you thats it.
Now don’t get me wrong I know its sooooo much easier if you have a good support system from your friends and family.
If they are willing to help, with your goals then yaaaaaaay!!!
It can be tough to get them on board though, so you must start with yourself!
So what is stopping you reach your fitness goals? You.
Yes your situation maybe incredibly tough to deal with, you might have loooads going on.
How are you different from anyone else?
What differentiates you and people that are working at their fitness goals? Well everyone is unique, just like everyone else! But on a serious note, they don’t give up on themselves, even if sometimes they have to take a step back, or one day they eat a whole cake.
They realise what they have done, say to themselves okay next time I will be better than that. They improve small habits at a time.
One example as simple as it is, could be reducing the amount of sugar you have in your coffee/tea. Try going for a 10-15 minute walk on your lunch break? It only needs to be a small change to start making that difference.
What’s stopping you?
Now think about all the reasons you have to not workout, write a list each time you find yourself thinking naaaah. Whats stopped you this time? How can you manage to get around that excuse?
Are you just holding yourself back because of fear? Fear of failure? Fear of starting something new? change?
Now this may resonate with you, however it can take a long time to make that change permanent so keep trying, keep making sure you know what and who is stopping you reach your fitness goals.