There is one underlying reason why it is challenging to adhere to your health and fitness goals no matter how motivated you are.
The reason so many of us fail to reach our health and fitness goals is because we haven’t changed our habits.
If your motivation is high, you will be able to stick with your plan even when you haven’t changed your habits. However, if you lose motivation (and you will at some point) you will have a hard time sticking to your goals once your motivation wanes.
Therefore, you must resolve to change your habits.
What are habits?
Habits are the things we do on a regular basis that have become so ingrained that they occur almost at an automatic level.
For example, if you see the rear tail lights come on in the car in front of you, you put your brakes on. It’s a habit you have created from many years of driving. You don’t consciously think about it because it happens at the unconscious level since you’ve done it tens of thousands of times.
Another habit you likely do before bed is you brush and floss your teeth. You’ve created the habit because for years your parents made you brush and floss before bed. Now you just do it without really giving it much conscious thought.
There are many habits we have created around our health. For examples, a common habit many individuals have for dealing with stressful situations is they reach for a glass of wine or junk food.
Or they experience some discomfort and rather than addressing the issue, they just ‘muscle’ through it or take pain medication until it becomes unbearable and they quit being active or stop exercising. These are non-productive habits that will eventually derail your success.
Your objective to achieving any health and fitness goal is to change your habits.
To support you in the process of achieving your goals, our team will be educating you in the coming weeks on the process of habit creation.
I’ve recorded three short videos covering the 3 rules of creating any change you want whether your goals are to improve:
- Your weight
- Your fitness level
- How you feel
- Your finances
- Your relationships