Getting over the stumbles…One day or Day One. You decide.
Having trouble getting started? Some days it takes just getting started on something.
Walk for your mailbox today. Walk to your neighbor’s mailbox tomorrow, and then the next and the next and the next.
Start building momentum and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.
Don’t overwhelm yourself with starting too many things at once, sometimes just one step is all it takes!
So why do you continuously start a new exercise program only to quit a few days later?
Generally I find it’s because people try to begin a new diet, new exercise program, new schedule changes and so much more all at once.
They say when you eliminate one bad habit that you need to replace it with another. But that does not mean you can replace everything unhealthy in your current lifestyle and replace it with a bunch of healthy habits the next day and expect results.
==>> It needs to fit your schedule.
==>> Your changes need to reflect your strengths and weaknesses.
==>> You need to hold yourself accountable for the tasks that you typically end up falling off track in doing.
So how do you write your wrongs and make this the last time you start over on a fitness plan to better health?
1) make your goals health-related, not weight loss related.
Weight loss is a side effect of a bunch of healthy choices that help nurse the body, stimulate the muscles and create a deficit of calories to burn more fat.
2) write down all of the things that you typically let hold you back in the past.
Your struggles are not going to change, you either are going to address them appropriately or let them take control again.
3) use the list above and next to each item write an option of what you can do better this time to prevent this from happening again.
This is actually setting up your new healthy habits. This is where you address things like time, cooking dinner for the family, stress, budget issues, childcare and everything else that could possibly come up again.
4) PICK ONE!
Don’t fall into the same trap again and try just change up all of your unhealthy lifestyle habits at once. What is one thing that you can do this upcoming week to prevent you from failing?
5) Make it a habit.
Keep doing that ONE THING until it becomes so consistent that you don’t have to think about it again.
BONUS TIP FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS…
1) set a alarm for 8 p.m. two weeks from now on a Sunday evening.
2) Reevaluate your list that you made above, hold yourself accountable for the one change you have committed yourself to and see if you are ready to add ONE MORE NEW THING.
3) add something new, set yourself another two week reminder and repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat!
Remember that all progress is progress.
Any effort in the right direction is not wasted.
Your fitness and health is an AVERAGE of all things in your life. You cannot change an average in one day.
But you can continue chipping away day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year until one day you look back at an old picture of yourself and don’t even remember how you let yourself get to this point….
… and it all started with one simple step on day one.
You have two choices: day one or one day?
If you need more help please do not hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or text 727-810-4005 me your questions…
Committed to your fitness success,
Derek Kuryliw, CEO & Founder
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