It's easy to forget basic promises to oneself, but have you ever had trouble maintaining one? Sure. Almost everyone I know has been "stuck" at some point, wanting to accomplish something but unable to follow through on their plans.
If we want to improve our health and develop a healthier physique, why don't we do what we know we should?
So you've been putting off starting a new exercise regimen. Think about what it may mean to you: a lean, fit, healthy physique; an abundance of energy; greater self-assurance, and sexual allure... It's still not done. Then why do you continue to postpone this task? What's holding you back from making the initial move?
Take a moment to think about this...
I've noticed that our thoughts prefer to focus first on the hurdles that stand in our way to achieve long-term goals. As soon as you see yourself in your new physique, your mind begins churning out excuses for why you can't achieve it. Consequently, we are effectively paralyzed before we can even begin to take a single step in the direction of change.
When you start thinking about all the things that may go wrong if you don't accomplish your new goal, your motivation to attempt wanes.
But what if there were no roadblocks?
Imagine how motivated you would be if all of the obstacles that have kept you from achieving the physique of your dreams evaporated overnight.
Let me teach you how to take those challenges and turn them into tools for accomplishing your goals right now... Is it possible for you to start or continue your new (or present) exercise program at this time?
As the saying goes, "we may choose to change the circumstances that oppose us into precise decisions and activities that can bring us to our goals."
Regardless of the situations that stand in our way, we have the power to choose how we respond to them and turn them into opportunities to achieve our objectives. True power that you may utilize for your benefit!
Here's how it works:
The Revolutionary Method
In other words, how can we overcome our concerns, smash through the barriers, and convert these hurdles into tactics for reaching our fitness goals? Let me introduce you to the Breakthrough Technique, a simple method for overcoming obstacles. I've compiled a list of the eight most common roadblocks to your fitness and physique development objectives, as well as a proven approach for overcoming each of them.
1. I'm running out of time
Believe it or not, even the most successful people have days that are just as chaotic as ours. These people have responsibilities: obligations to their jobs, to their friends, and to their families. Let's face it, we all have the same 24 hours in which to accomplish our goals. Despite this, some people are able to make exercise a regular part of their everyday lives.
Why do they succeed? It's simple, yet effective. If you begin to plan, plan, then plan some more, you can suddenly generate time. This necessitates at the very least a day's advance planning, if not a week. Making a daily "to-do" list and scheduling a time to work out are great time-creating strategies. Schedule an appointment with yourself to work out.
Then split your "to-dos" into those that must be done and those that you would want to accomplish so that you don't mistake urgency and significance. In other words, getting to the gym is crucial, but rescheduling your haircut isn't as urgent as you would think. Always ask yourself what you might be doing that would be more productive before you start anything.Method #1 for Success:
Make a Game Plan. It's simple to find the time to work out! Make a list of the most critical tasks for each day and cross them off as you go through.
2. I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO AT THIS POINT
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That's reasonable because there are so many "fitness experts" out there recommending so many different methods. To whom are you going to turn for guidance? It may be paralyzing at times. In order to avoid becoming bogged down in a slew of unhelpful tidbits, stop right now and refrain from following any new fitness or diet trend. It doesn't sound like it will help us, does it?
In other words, where do you look for the answers? It's easy to take a cue from others' accomplishments. Free programs like Maximum Growth and the Lean System Success Plan are just a few examples of what we provide.
Successful people leave clues behind them, and we may follow in their footsteps by emulating their actions and behaviors in order to achieve comparable outcomes. Investigate the methods used by others who have attained the level of achievement you want to, whether in person or in a magazine. That's all there is to it.
Following a tried-and-true regimen of exercise, nutrition, and supplementation is the key to achieving the same results.
Study a successful formula and follow it as your second success strategy. In order to obtain "exceptional" outcomes, look for someone who has done so and learn from their "winning behaviors." Exercise, nutrition, and supplementation strategies that have been proved to work will help you get the same results.
3. I AM OUT OF ENERGY
Does your day begin with a sense of vitality and determination? As the sun rises, do you find yourself groggy and disgruntled that another day has arrived so quickly? Fearing you'll never be able to commit to a fitness regimen because of a lack of energy?
Your imagined lack of energy to exercise is the final remedy in this case. We may think we're too tired to work out, but in truth, we lack energy because we don't exercise!
Exercising regularly has been shown in studies to increase a person's stamina and vitality. Even moderate exercise can help us sleep better at night, allowing us to wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
Another way to increase your energy levels?
Whenever we eat meals high in protein and carbohydrates, we notice an instant boost in our energy levels. It's a fact of life that the better we feel, the more we stick to our favored eating pattern. Every two to three hours throughout the day, we should eat to ensure that our bodies have a steady supply of nutrients to keep us going strong.
Third Step to Success: Boost Your Energy. We are able to function at our optimum levels every day because of the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.
4. I HATE GOAL SETTING
Having a crystal-clear idea of what you want is the first step in achieving your goals. You need more than just a desire to construct the physique of your dreams; you need a statement so powerful that it practically draws you, like a magnet, toward its realization.
So, what if you're unsure of how to make realistic objectives? Is it the case with you? Then don't worry... The S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting approach is what you need to understand in order to establish successful fitness goals and ensure that you accomplish them. Aside from setting the most effective objectives, this method will help you focus your efforts on exactly what it is that you want to accomplish.
Small, Medium, and Large
You need to be very explicit about what you want to do, and you need to do so in the present tense. To begin your objective statement, use the phrase "I am in the process of..."
Slender waist or "better shape" may be measured, but how? You're not allowed to. As a result, specify a numerical value for your objective (e.g., 10 percent body fat, a 33-inch waist, or a size six).
To be successful, you need to be able to organize your thoughts into a to-do list.
Determine whether or not your objective is attainable given your expectations and time constraints.
5. WAY TOO MUCH RISK IS INVOLVED
The mental (inner) metamorphosis that occurs on the inside is a metaphor for the physical (outside) transformation that occurs. In other words, not only does your selected program have to transform your physical appearance, but it also has to change your mental outlook on life.
"...not only should your chosen program alter your physical appearance, but it should also alter your self-perception."
For every new miraculous medication, exercise gadget or eight-minute answer that's offered up to us, we're just attempting to get around the process of a meaningful transformation. Just a band-aid for the symptoms, nothing more. It has no effect on our sense of self-worth, confidence, or power.
Save yourself time, money, and frustration by not trying this strategy. This "magic bullet" technique will leave you empty-handed and unsatisfied. Start from the inside, and you'll end yourself exactly back at the beginning, only worse off.
Our inner selves, our thoughts, must be strengthened in addition to our physical bodies if we are to discover a full answer that includes all of these crucial components: adequate diet and supplements, aerobic activity and weight-training.
In order to achieve your goals, the program you choose should assist you in establishing clear objectives, transforming your old, self-defeating beliefs into new, powerful ones, and changing your behavior patterns.
In order to change a lifetime of bad behaviors, it will take more than a few days. It will take at least a few months. If you want to see long-term results, you should stick with a strategy that focuses on both the inside and the exterior of your life.
Follow an INSIDE-OUT APPROACH to success. If you want to improve your body and reach your fitness objectives, focus on raising your self-esteem and gaining confidence before focusing on your physique, and you'll be more likely to achieve results that will last a lifetime.
6. I'm unable to commit to anything for an extended period of time
A big distinction exists between what you want to do and what you really do. Commitment is the only difference.
Even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, we are able to attain our goals because of our dedication. Motivation and dedication are intertwined in the human brain. And the only way to make a difference today is to instill a feeling of urgency in the people around you.
The best way to achieve this is by attaching persuasive and convincing explanations for your actions. Make a list of at least three convincing reasons why you must commit to your transformation objectives right now by asking yourself the following questions:
If I don't make a change today, what will it cost me in the long run?
How much has this cost me in terms of my physical and mental well-being, self-esteem, and stamina thus far?
How will I feel about myself if I change now?
Is this going to change my life?
"What am I going to get out of this?"
We hope that your responses to these questions will give you an immediate sense of what you're dedicated to and why.
Successfulness Tip #6: DETERMINE WHY YOU FAILED LAST TIME. Decide why you want a change, and then work hard to make those reasons so compelling that you are fully devoted to your fitness objectives.
7. Confidence is lacking in my ability to succeed
Our self-confidence is further eroded when we succumb to the desire to quit before achieving our goals. It's a fact that this is the case. We won't be able to build confidence unless we start doing anything. However, we aren't ready to take action until we feel more confident. Do you see what I mean?
Consider, for example, the daunting challenge of accomplishing your whole fitness objective in a single, massive step. Isn't that just a little bit numbing?
"... you must break down your fitness objective into quantifiable stages if you want to acquire confidence."
That's why it's important to break down your fitness goals into manageable chunks if you want to acquire self-assurance. So, if you want to lose 12 percent of your body fat in 12 weeks, realistically aim for a weekly body fat loss of one percent of your target. Instead of focusing on the big picture all at once, you may instead concentrate on the smaller, more doable tasks ahead, allowing you to avoid becoming distracted by what you haven't yet completed. You'll feel like you've accomplished a lot, and that's a great feeling. Every step of the way, you'll be building your self-confidence.
You'll begin to feel more confident at the conclusion of the first few weeks of your fitness program, despite the bumps in the road. You'll be compelled to take one more step toward achieving your fitness goals and achieving the physique of your dreams.
As the panic subsides, you'll discover a renewed sense of self-assurance. The best part is that you'll have made incremental progress toward a goal you once considered insurmountable.
In order to succeed, you must keep track of your progress. The only way to achieve success is to constantly evaluate your development in light of where you started (backward). So, you'll never feel unaccomplished and you'll gain more self-assurance as you go along.
8. A lack of motivation is holding me back
To get out of bed in the morning and get through the day, do you need a source of motivation?
It's a good idea to cut out an image of a person whose body you aspire to have (usually from your favorite fitness magazine), paste it somewhere you'll see it frequently throughout the day, and use it as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve. You may even include a brief explanation of why you're pursuing this particular objective in the shot.
In this way, your subconscious will be guided toward the accomplishment of your goals by seeing them constantly in front of you. Being surrounded by this motivation all the time helps keep you focused on the goal at hand. Bring your consciousness back to the heart of your being.
Find a source of inspiration. Your daily fuel should come from a source of inspiration, someone who has transformed their physique and life from ordinary to remarkable.
Keep in mind that improving your physical appearance does not happen in a linear fashion. That's not how things work in the real world. When you've discovered the notion of converting every difficulty into a stride toward your goal, you may get the fitness and physique results you've always wanted.
Your body will change dramatically and you'll reach your fitness objectives faster if you're willing to face your fears and transform them into effective success methods.