2020 was going to be THE year! I just knew it, my members knew it and everyone was ready to get started on new goals! The atmosphere at the gym was amazing…record number of check-ins and everyone making changes in their nutrition. We are nearly half way through 2020, so how are those fitness goals going now?
If your goal was to lose weight in 2020, how are you doing? Are you making headway? What is stopping you from reaching that goal?
Many times when we start new fitness and nutrition goals or plans, we do really well for the first few weeks and then we get a little bit too comfortable and our minds start to play tricks on us. We may take a few extra bites of dessert, stop logging our food, or even miss a workout or two because we think we’ve got this goal made! You may also find that you end up using the word BUT more, which hinders your progress…Take these examples for instance:
- I’ve lost 10 pounds already, BUT I hate logging ALL of my food; it’s too time consuming!
- I’m eating healthier and making better decisions, BUT I hate meal prepping on the weekend!
Once you’ve made one of your short-term goals, that is when you really need to dig deep and focus on your mindset…This is an important step to eventually reaching that long-term goal. Focus on the things that you are saying to yourself especially if you use the word BUT a lot and turn things around! Remember your WHY and the reason you are trying so hard to reach your goals – focus on shrinking the BUT in your life! Here are some statements that you can utilize instead:
- I know that health conditions run in my family and I want to stop the cycle so logging my food and exercising daily will increase my chances of success. I want to be better for me and my family!
- I know that a couple hours on the weekend of meal prepping will help me with the craziness of my week and will take the guesswork out of what to eat. It will save me time and money in the long run AND will get me closer to my goals!
So if you want to reach your long term goals faster, you MUST shrink the size of your BUT! 😉 If you would like some extra help, reach out and we can help!
Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed
*thanks to Joanna from CF AllKine for the inspiration for this post 🙂