You have a routine for most things in your life.
You probably drive or walk the same way to work each morning.
Your breakfast is the same 80% of the time.
You shop in the same few places for your groceries and your clothes.
There’s nothing wrong with having a routine…as long as it serves you.
Your lifestyle is the sum of all the decisions you make every day.
It’s a bunch of habits that you’ve built up over time.
If those routines are helping you progress toward your goals…great!
Otherwise it’s time to make a change.
Change Is Hard!
We get stuck in a groove and keep repeating the same actions.
And mainly it’s tied to the stories we tell ourselves.
Until you change that story, you won’t make progress in your life.
Are you telling yourself that you’re too old to get in shape?
Do you tell yourself that taking care of your kids is more important than making time for yourself?
Do you believe that you’re not as motivated as other people, or that you don’t have the energy left (after taking care or your career, family, etc.) to go to the gym or prepare balanced meals?
If you don’t change your thinking, you won’t break out of those negative routines and get on the path that leads to your goals.
You won’t make progress until you change the stories you tell yourself about WHY you can’t make a difference to your body or your health.
Deep-down, are you blaming your genetics, your upbringing, your career, or your family responsibilities for why you can’t succeed?
All of those excuses are total BS.
For every excuse you can throw out there, there’s a person who’s overcoming that challenge because they have a different attitude.
I’ve worked with women who got in better shape than ever after having kids, even with the challenges of round-the-clock feedings and minimal “personal time”.
Yup, I know some people successfully kicking butt as parents, while taking care of their own health.
Busy career with regular travel?
If you learn how to eat on the go and do efficient workouts, your job won’t hold you back.
When you see yourself as a fit, healthy, motivated person you’re more likely to behave that way.
And how you view yourself is something that you can take control of.
It’s not necessary to get all psychoanalytical and try to figure out what episode in your past made you feel like you aren’t good enough.
You don’t need to examine whether your parents were the right role models for the lifestyle you want now.
All you need to do is tell yourself a better story.
A story that says, “I’m committed and I can do this.”
Or “I’m smart and capable and I can succeed.”
You can even go as far as, “I’m a fit person who takes care of herself/himself.”
Ready To Make A Change? Let Me Help.
My Online Coaching program could be what puts it all together for you.
If you want a complete workout, nutrition and mindset program to get you on the right track, it’s the most effective route to success.
Look, I get it.
You probably don’t think you can achieve the body you want.
Or maybe you figure you can do it on your own…if you can get motivated to do it.
How’s that been working out so far?
If you’re not where you want to be then there are changes to make.
If you’ve decided that it’s time to make a change, then why not give yourself the best chance of succeeding?
Having professional guidance and support, and a clear plan of action will get you where you want to be.
In a year you could be looking back, proud of what you’ve accomplished.
And if you really want to make a change, why not work with someone who has a track record of success working with people like you?
However you chose to move forward with your goals, remember that you need to start telling yourself stories that inspire you to move in the right direction.
You can change those stories, one at a time and day-by-day.
The better the stories you tell yourself, the more progress you make and the closer you’ll be to your goal.
And then the story of your life becomes very different.