Interesting topic isn’t it?
You see so many fitness ‘gurus’ out there now with their amazing bodies, clean eating and awesome lives – they make being ‘fit’ look so easy!!
Do these people actually enjoy the taste of broccoli over the taste of a pizza?
Would they seriously rather be doing cardio then Netflix & chill?
The truth is NO.
Well not in the beginning anyways, when they started their health & fitness journey – it was hard fucking work, breaking the cycle of old habits.
Just like you – having that same old conversation with themselves justifying why they SHOULDN’T go to the gym, or SHOULD eat the dessert someone offered them.
“It’s to cold I’ll just do it tomorrow”
“I’ve eaten good all day one little treat won’t make a difference”
The exact SAME conversations you may be having right now.
And sure they’ve failed – probably heaps.
They’ve snoozed their alarm and eaten a whole bag of chips BUT the only difference between you and that fitness guru is that they refused to give up.
Falling off the wagon isn’t the thing holding you back.
It’s falling off and deciding it’s to bloody hard to get back on so you turn around and start walking back to the start even tho you could of been so close to the finish.
To progress in any way shape or form you need to learn how to fail.
It’s not fun – no one likes failing but my friends it’s a part of life so we might as well embrace it!
Know what it feels like, pick up on where you went wrong so you don’t make that same mistake again and then most importantly…
What you’ll find is that the more you try & try & try the less often you’ll fail.
I’m not going to say you will never fail because that isn’t true, even the best of the best fail.
The key is to not look at the end destination – that’s way to fucking scary.
You can’t see yourself there – you think it isn’t possible and that you don’t deserve it so you’ll sabotage yourself.
The key is set small daily changes, things so small they almost seem pointless.
Things I’ve added:
-Daily 20minute minimum walk
These are not ridic expectations of myself – they aren’t x2 5km runs, x1 hike & 2 hour walks everyday, or mediate for one hour or make a smoothie every morning.
They are simple and may seem pointless to some but hitting these small daily targets will..
-Help my muscles recover
-Help get my daily nutrient needs
-Keep my focused and clear
-Help me sleep
Just to name a few…
Sure sometimes you’ll screw it up – you’re human.
But you NEVER throw in the towel.
I literally get up walk and have my green without even thinking now.
Now write down in your notes section of your phone x3 daily target you wish to hit – remember small targets you can aim to do every day, then each week aim to get 7 tick emojis next to that target.
If you continue to do this you’ll find that you’ll look back and realise how far you’ve come – how natural it is to want good food, how you love the feeling of sweat and your heart racing and the endorphins that fill your body after a workout.
You to will realise that you actually do enjoy being fit & healthy because you now are.
Stay Strong & Stretch,