Do you have a game plan that keeps you motivated when it comes to making healthy choices for your body? Whether it’s to break out of a sedentary life, make better food choices, run in a marathon, or complete a certain number of body-weight pull-ups, it’s what is driving you to stay on your plan that will move you forward.
Most of us try to move forward without any kind of a game plan, you just wake up one morning and you feel fat, have no energy, your clothes don’t fit and you realize you need to do something. You may start walking or try to cut out some junk food and hope it all works out.
Health is not simply the absence of sickness. Have a better definition of what health is to you… make it quantifiable… not just lose weight and tone up. Mark down on your calendar when you are going to workout, grocery shop, and prepare meals. Do not leave your life to chance. Write everything down until it is a pattern and habit.
You probably don’t need to write down when to brush your teeth or when get dressed, because it’s already a habit! Put your life on paper until regular exercise and healthy nutrition become habits in the same way as brushing your teeth and getting dressed for the day.
Find out how you are wasting time and fill in the gaps. Do the steps to realize your goal until they become the fabric of your life. Act like you have an assistant dragging you around, and telling you, “it’s time to go workout”. It is normal that obstacles come about, but you at least need a blueprint, a map, or even a plan B.
Once you do find your plan, stay committed. Consistently do the thing you said you would do long after the feeling you said it in has passed.
Most people think their fitness or nutrition plan isn’t working when they are not getting the results they want. They think they need to try something else. Usually what is really needed to change is a better plan for staying on it, a better strategy for making the time or writing it down in your planner.
As a human race we are goal-seeking devices. We like a challenge. When the things in your life that are most important to you, are aligned with your goals… and you can see that, you have such an extraordinary opportunity to reach them successfully.
If you don’t know who you are, if you don’t know what drives you, nothing else matters. You can be doing all the right things, but the likelihood of staying on a plan that you are not excited about, have doubts about, or is not in alignment with what is important to you…is not likely to be a plan that will last.
We mostly think about technique and process. But if your plan is not giving you fulfillment, you won’t stay with it. Ask yourself, how can I align what is truly important to me with what I want to manifest?
They say if you pick the right plan the rest will follow… but right for who? Not all people are the same, what works for one person might not be the right plan for you.
You can walk, take a bus, take a plane, you can run, you can take a train they will all get you there. Find what works for you and what you enjoy doing, and stay with the plan. Don’t try to do them all.
If your plan is to eat healthy to feel better, reach your goal body weight, but going out drinking and eating pizza with your friends is a priority, your goal is not in alignment with your life.
If you value the time with your family as well as exercising regularly to stay fit, then how can you carve that time to allow for both, without sacrificing one or the other?
Your system is a daily method of operation. Is yours working? Are you getting the results?