This is a repost from last January but as we are midway through the month of January I thought it was timely to post again.
Now that we are 19 days into 2016 you may already be dreading putting on your workout clothes and maybe you’ve even skipped a few workouts. No judgment BUT here’s why you don’t need to give up yet:
#1 Habits Take a While to Create
Some studies indicate it takes approximately 66 days to form a new habit. Sounds like a long time, I know. You’ve heard the saying ‘Rome was not built in a day’; well that is also the case with habits. Whether you’ve decided to workout three times a week or lose 15 pounds understand that it is going to take a while for you to incorporate this change into your life.
#2 You Have to Work For It
There is no magic pill that you can take and wake up tomorrow 10 pounds lighter and toned to perfection. It takes work!!! Now that doesn’t mean that you should become obsessed and counting every calorie, step and pound. What it does mean is that you have to actually start in order to reach the finish. And the first step can sometimes be the hardest but I’m here for you every step of the way. So my advice is not to focus on the outcome but do the work in the present. You’ll get there!
#3 Remind Yourself WHY You Chose to Get Fit
OK, I realize I just told you in #2 not to focus on the goal but if you’re starting to have second thoughts about your fitness goals, stop and think about why you made these goals in the first place. Visualize the person you want to be six months from now. What does she look like? How does she feel?
There’s a reason why you made these goals and occasionally you may need to stop and tell yourself why you’re doing this and not to give up.
After all, the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself so be kind. Now go put on your workout clothes and sweat it out, my friend! Trust me, you’ll feel better once you do.