6 WAYS YOU ARE SABOTAGING YOUR OWN PROGRESS
I always say success starts with a healthy mindset. Often times we can be our worst obstacles. Today I am sharing with you 6 ways in which you many be sabotaging yourself and your goals.
ARE YOU GUILTY OF DOING THESE THINGS?
We are all guilty of getting side tracked once in a while but some of these mistakes can be more costly than you think! Read below about 6 ways you may be sabotaging your own goals!
You put your workouts till “later”:
Ok, so I know we can aalll get busy. Kids, work, projects, friends… a lot things can get in the way. But you need to prioritize your health! Stop saying I will get to it later or I don’t have time. Chances are you will NEVER have enough time. Schedule your workouts and get it done no matter what. I guarantee you will feel better once its done! Stop scheduling other things in your workout times… believe me people will understand. At the end of the day its your body and your health, if you do not take care of it, no one else will.
The sooner you get over the word diet, the better! Fitness and health should be a lifestyle change not a trendy thing you do once in a while. The more you tell yourself you are on a “diet” the more resistant your brain. Remove the word diet from your vacabulary and vow to actually make better choices. Education is key! Pick up a holistic meal plan, meet with a nutritionist or a naturopath and learn what good eating really means. Diet are temporary and are not sustainable or realistic… they often involved very drastic changes. Instead work on making small sustainable changes (like eating whole grain brown rice instead of white rice or replacing dairy with almond/ cashew/ coconut milk)
You are a cardio bunny:
If you have an hour to spend at the gym, what do you gravitate towards? If its cardio, then I got news for you! Cardio is super ineffective in boosting your metabolism, weight loss or in shaping your body. Your better bet is weight training! Go lift some weights! Why? Simple, the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism. 1 lbs of muscle burns 50 calories at rest…. 10 lbs burns 500! So want to maintain your weight and gain nice curves? Then spend that hour lifting weights. Pick a good progressive program and get cracking!
You refuse to change your habits:
Look if eating all that cheese, bread and late night drinking hasn’t given you the body you want, why keep doing it? If you are truely dissatisfied with your health and the way you look then you need to be willing to make some changes. I often get girls saying that they just “can’t eating x, y or z” or just can’t get to the gym…. is it you can’t or that you do not want to? It’s OK if you don’t want to but know that you will continue to be dissatisfied with yourself until you are willing to change. Toss out the word “can’t” and be willing to try new things and change your habits… you will be happy you did.
You don’t set goals for yourself:
We all need goals to look forward to! Goals give you a reason to workout and clean up your diet! I know for myself goals are incredibly motivating. Without goals you will be lost and spinning your wheels without purpose. So write down three fitness and health goals and get at them! Make sure they have a deadline, are specific and timely. For example, lose 10 lbs by December 1st or do 20 pushups from the toes by January.
You give up too fast:
Progress takes time…. building curves takes time… fat loss takes time… any good program requires at least 12 weeks of consistency. Sometimes even longer. Simply said you need to give it time. Your body needs time to adjust to a new workout program and changes in diet. Average weight loss is only about 1 to 2 lbs a week, meanwhile average weight gain is about 1 lbs a month. So give it TIME! Don’t quit after a week or two… be consistent and persistent and you will succeed.
If the above sounds familiar, then be aware of it and aim to change it. The sooner you do, the faster you are on your way to making progress!