Losing weight and feeling healthier requires a bit of a lifestyle change. Yes, you need to make changes to your diet and activity levels, but most of all you need to change your mindset.
You have to be willing to make those changes.
Once you start seeing results, you will probably encounter one of the following scenarios;
So how do we retrain our brain, and our body, to do the first? To be inspired by progress instead of using it as an excuse to slack off?
There are three factors that will make or break you when it comes to reprogramming your mind and body into a healthier lifestyle.
You need to be consistent in what you do. This means if you have a set meal plan and a certain amount of workouts to do in a week, then you’ve got to stick to them! Sure, you might not always have the energy to prep all your meals and smash it at the gym, but something is always better than nothing!
‘You don’t always get what you wish for, but you get what you work for!’ Dedicate yourself to your fitness goals. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a meal out occasionally, or go on a holiday and spend more time relaxing than working out. Just bear in mind that the more time you spend relaxing, the less progress you are going to make. So plan for your ‘treats’ and counterbalance them with extra workouts to help keep your progress on track.
You are the only person who can implement change. Sure, a coach or trainer can give you the tools and knowledge, but at the end of the day, it’s down to you to implement them. Be accountable for your actions and choices. If you come across obstacles during your journey, write them down and learn from them. Try to come up with a way in which you plan ahead or do differently to overcome these obstacles.
Thinking about the three factors above, what can you implement TODAY to improve your lifestyle and mindset?
Over time the little changes you make will become habit and you will start to see AND feel the benefits of your healthy and balanced lifestyle.