1 – Believe In Yourself
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot — you’re right.” I heard this about 10 years ago and it floored me. You are so much more powerful than you give yourself credit for! Your mind controls your reality to such a degree that many people simply do not realize how much control they have over it. It’s true! If you doubt yourself, it depletes your energy and the lack of belief in yourself usually ends in a self sabotage of some kind. Don’t do that. I know you’ve probably tried so many things already but you have to trust yourself and know that the right strategy will work for you when you fully commit to it. I think that time is now.
A positive mindset on the other hand pushes you in the right direction each and every time. If you believe that ‘I can do this’ and ‘I will lose weight’ and then keep repeating these thoughts to yourself, you will consistently take the actions that are necessary for weight loss success.
With our fast-paced lives and hectic schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of taking care of ourselves. When we step back and look at the big picture, it seems obvious that in order to feel good, we need to exercise and to eat well. Sometimes though, having the skills to achieve success can seem overwhelming. Here you will find great tips for building fitness seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Identify Areas Of Lost Time
These days there are many seemingly simple habits that can siphon precious time away from your day. Fitting exercise into these small pockets of regained time can really add up.
Some of the culprits that waste time include checking and responding to emails, watching tv or using other screen devices, or talking on the phone. If you find these are some of the ways that you seem to spend a lot of time, try making small changes. For example, by only checking emails at specific times of the day, you won’t be tempted to answer every email the moment it comes in. Use this freed up time to exercise. Even five minutes each day can make a difference.
I know how hard it is to get motivated to work and make it part of your daily routine. The first week is the worst! After your workout, pay attention to how different you feel the rest of the day. Not only are you likely to feel good about getting your workout in, but you will probably feel less stressed and more empowered to eat clean. You can do this!