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Introspection is a great thing.
It can help uncover a multitude of things that can help us let go of that which weighs us down and move forwards.
Is it something you practice?
Taking the time to examine ones self is a worthy practice.
You’ll start to see past a lot of your own bullshit and just knowing that is in of itself something that will make you smile.
To be honest and call out your own rubbish is a sure fire way to remove your current barriers and start to plan a progressive path forwards.
This can be done in relation to fitness, nutrition, general life and much more.
A great way to start this off is by spending 5min in silence with nothing but your own reflective thoughts based on this question:
Why do I tell myself & others (insert your own plight).
Once you’ve given that some thought, write down your conclusions as to what good that thought is doing you and why you would want to allow yourself to house that thought and verbally repeat it to people as an excuse for what ever reason you do.
Do this just once per day, then move on and continue with what ever else you have to do.
You might find out some rather interesting things about yourself.
Then, when you are ready –
Acknowledge, accept & let it go.
New Year, same problems.
Did you know that most people continue to have the same problems on their fitness journey year after year.
– Lack of time
– No motivation
– Endless excuses (procrastination)
Those are the common three most people face but that is not to say there are not others issues as well, however the fact that they keep reoccurring means the person in question is not making a change in their mindset or lifestyle, therein lies the problem.
The hardest change people have to make is realising and accepting that fitness is for life, not just for New Year.
It would be nice if we could all do 3-6 months of training and look great forever more, this never happens for most people, perhaps those with physical jobs have it a little differently but not desk workers.
Ask yourself how much you really want to change and why.
The reasons must be genuine otherwise you will fail again, sorry but that’s how it goes.
It is true you will need times where you take a break for a week or two, or reduce training from 4 sessions per week to 2 to allow other priorities in life to take the forefront, however you can’t just drop it and expect to keep all your hard work. When you do face times that require a slight change to your training E.G – training days dropping to 2, or perhaps the only free time you will have it 30min on your lunch 4xper week etc. You will need to use that time effectively and not fall out of the habit.
If you will find this hard then hire someone to do it for you, simple.
When you next come across problem instead of letting it rule you, see it as merely a challenge you have to work around and keep waking hard.
Achieving results is like tending to a garden, it take time, effort, consistency and care to keep healthy a flourishing. Even in harsh times of winter precautions are taken to stop it going to rag & ruin, do the same for your body, you only get one after all.
Are you guilty of this?
Asking for confirmation of an excuse, rather than an actual answer/solution to your problem.
It’s quite a common thing. You will find that people ask questions in the hope that the excuses they lace within their questions will be confirmed/reassured so that they can not do what needs to be done.
Might sound harsh, but it’s a sad fact of life.
The next time you ask a question LISTEN to the answer.
If you’re asking about fat loss, wait until the person you’ve asked actually answers, don’t jump in with some rubbish like “Oh but obviously we are all different and I don’t eat much and can’t lose weight because I work long hours and so on”. No matter how much you’d like to hear it you can’t really get around the first law of thermodynamics, even if you have hormonal issues that predispose you to fat storage the simple fact of Energy Balance is something you can’t ignore (meaning you’re in a positive one – eating too much for YOU).
It’s okay if you don’t agree with the answer but at least listen to it first. Don’t lace a question with a pre-determined excuse, ask to learn not to protect your ego.