What they don’t tell you is that lack of Motivation is the main reason why most health and fitness regimes fail diabolically. There are several reasons why health and fitness or sticking to any goal for that matter fail diabolically. These are the top 6:
You are trying too hard : Wasting precious time and energy on staying motivated is futile. Motivation has its natural rhythm. A drop in motivation is not a sign of failure it’s a sign that you need to take a break and let things take their natural course for a few days.
Unrealistic goals : For any health and fitness regime, goals need to be realistic and attainable. It’s not all about numbers. Usually setting realistic goals means in most cases they are surpassed.
Lack of planning : An idiot with a plan is better than a Genius without one. Think of your health and fitness plan as a business plan, one that guides you throughout your process. Remind yourself of your goals and make weekly checkpoints to examine your progress.
Feeling: You must focus on how the process makes you feel and not just the numbers. 2 Focusing on how you feel will guide you throughout and will yield more permanent results whereas focusing on numbers makes any health and fitness process makes the process robotic and eventually the results will become temporary. Make yourself feel better by rewarding yourself when you achieve a goal.
Comparison : Your goals are not self-driven and they are motivated by comparing yourself to others. This is not realistic since we are all individuals and have different needs, goals and metabolisms. Research and learn what works for you. You can even conduct an experiment using the Quantified self-technique. Learn more about the quantified self here If you do need inspiration listen to motivational podcasts, read self help books.
Caring: Caring about the opinion of others is a sure and certain way to impede progress. Everyone has an opinion but at the end of the day it's yours that counts when it comes to your welfare. Perhaps, stop seeking validation from others and start seeking it solely from yourself and you will be begin to see the difference in attainment and whatever you have planned for you.
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