Okay, so a few days ago I told you all about the issues I used to have way back when I was first starting to try and lead a healthier lifestyle, and that I was prone to self-sabotaging thoughts, and my eating habits would always go astray.
Then I told you the 4 things I did (that you shouldn’t do) when you’re trying to lose weight, and get fit:
1. Do too much too soon;
2. Doing what my friends were doing;
3. Not giving myself balance; and
4. Giving myself too many excuses
It’s clear. So many people fall off track with their health and fitness because they don’t know how to keep the right mindset and find a balance in their lives that works for them.
…and that’s why I believe that all people trying to start their fitness journey, overcome a weight loss plateau, or just trying to figure out how on Earth to get fit need a training program that will actually coach their mind too, NOT JUST their body.
You see, when you have a system in place that provides you with a tailored training plan to reach your goals, all your healthy recipes in one place, in-depth articles about how your body works, and mindset coaching, life is SO much less stressful.
I should know…
For 2 years, all I did was fall off track over and over again. I didn’t focus on my health. And the worst part? I didn’t even understand how to just click the healthy habits into place.
I was constantly feeling frustrated, exhausted, and like I couldn’t find a lifestyle that worked for me.
But, fast forward to today, things are different, MUCH different.
I don’t say this to brag, I say this because I get asked all the time, but I spend no time at all worrying about falling off track, or craving sugary or fatty foods. I no longer feel the need for ‘cheat’ meals (and haven’t had a single one in over 6 months) because the way I eat encompasses foods that satisfy me and don’t leave me looking for more after dinner – AND I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all. I’m no longer turning to alcohol to make me feel more sociable, and I don’t feel like I need to drink it at all. Exercise comes naturally to me now, and I haven’t had more than a week off the gym in 2.5 years.
What brought about such a stark change?
I’ll tell you…
I sat down and created myself a mindset program that would allow me to figure out what was causing me to consistently self-sabotage, and I started working on a fool-proof method to fix the negative thought patterns I was consistently dealing with.
I set this up ONCE, and continued to use the same method for the next 3 months, and you know what? I still use it today, and…
…IT STILL WORKS.
As long as I can dedicate 10 minutes of time each week or two to doing a mental check up with myself, it all comes so easily.
Here are the main thought processes that I return to frequently to keep myself on track:
And then when it comes to actually making a change…
Feel free to print these out and use them yourself!
These two exercises are the cornerstone of how I stay on track!
It honestly felt like magic when I stopped craving foods, and I stopped wanting to sabotage my healthy habits. That little voice that would hang around in the back of my head urging me to do those things had simply disappeared.
The question is, how do you create a mindset like this? How do you build a thought process that allows you to live your best life, increase your happiness, and open you up to wellness?
First, you need a training program in place.
Because this will help keep you on track and give you something to work towards.
It might seem simple at first, just do a little exercise and things will fall into place.
But as I’m sure you know, it’s never ‘that’ easy. You need to have some goals.
Secondly, you need a step-by-step program in place to help address any guilt, anger, frustration and self-sabotage towards your healthy eating habits and exercise routine.
For now it starts here: I want you to think of ONE long-term health/fitness goal and put it somewhere you can see it (phone reminder/on the fridge/in your journal/etc), and if you’re up to it, hit reply and let me know what it is!
Love and light,