Since starting to workout and becoming a health and wellness coach I have learned that for you to be successful with your workout goals you have to first believe in you. I know it sounds simple, but often times we let our self-doubt get in the way of attaining what is important to us. We let the negative thoughts and unbelief in ourselves be stepping-stones or reasons to fall short of our goals.
Believing in Yourself is not always easy, but very doable!
I have mentioned on my personal Facebook wall about how I have never been able to stick to a workout regiment whether in the gym or at my home until the beginning of this year. I am very proud of myself for being successful at pushing play at least 4-6 times a week every week since January. So what changed? The motivation to change is different for all of us, but for me it was my health. I live with an autoimmune disorder call Hashimotos Thyroiditis a fancy way of saying my immune system hates my thyroid and is out to destroy it. I was very sick last summer and I got very depressed because of it. I was thin, but I was not fit and I was not healthy by any means. I was tired of being out of breath all the time and I was sick of being sick. So I bought P90X3 and have never looked back.
Even with being consistent with my workouts I have still struggled with the belief in myself at times. Pressing play has NOT always been easy. There were days if it were not for my husband or for my challengers who were pressing play I might not have worked out. One of the ways I have found to help me remember WHY I started this journey to better health and an overall better me is to have visuals in places like my kitchen, bathroom, and mainly my office where I spend 2-3 hours a day. I find reading these positive messages helps open the positive pathways to my brain and helps keep me moving towards the goals I have set in front of me.
Make 3×5 or 4×5 cards (I like the colored ones because they pop out) and write out your reasons why you want to be successful in attaining your health and fitness or even life goals. Be HONEST with yourself and each day when you get up or throughout your day take the time to read aloud these sayings you wrote. I know too easy, but when you write it down it creates something of truth within each of us. When you read it daily it creates a pathway in your brain of positivism. The more you create happiness in your life, the more you will press play, eat cleaner, and by being consistent day to day, week to week, you will find yourself not only reaching, but attaining your goals.
It is not always easy to stay on track and I fail all the time, but the key is I get right back up. I do not let my family or my autoimmune disorder define me or limit me in what I can do. Press play every day you are able and make the right choices, but most of all BELIEVE IN YOU!
What kinds of things do you do to keep yourself accountable to your health and fitness goals? Comment Below!