Get Started Now with Your Health & Fitness
Nike got it spot on when they said “Just do it” So often I hear people talk the talk but sadly fail to walk it.
There could be many reason for this but I am going to focus on limiting beliefs and self belief and then hopefully help you to “Just do It”.
I know from personal experience that I would tell people what I needed to do with my appearance. I would point out my flabby bits before they said anything or thought anything about me because secretly I thought they were judging me for having extra weight on. Pointing out my bad bits seemed to make me feel better that they knew that I knew about the bad bits about me. Internally I had limiting beliefs and would make statements that looked like the following:-
“ I will start on Monday” what this would do is give me permission to binge all weekend because on Monday, I was going to be on it – Like a rocket! Only Monday would come and because of what I had eaten I had no motivation or energy to get started.
“I will do it this evening” Then evening would come and I would be so tired, I never did it”
I had the limiting belief that if I had eaten anything, I deemed unhealthy then I couldn’t exercise that day because it would repeat on me.
Then when I finally got motivated to exercise starting with a jog, if it rained, was too windy or warm, I just couldn’t do it. The wind would take my breath away, the rain would make my hair wet and if it was too warm I would have heat exhaustion. What a load of rubbish and believe me if you need excuses to not do something you will surely find them.
So what I learned from the above was take one day at a time. Start with 10 minutes speed walking, if it turned into a bit of a jog great. I found that when I did the walks/jog I made healthier food choices that day too. Then with regards to the weather I decided to get a running jacket that was water resistant and light weight. I also decided to work out as early as possible rather than procrastinating and it burdening my whole day.
So now I have created a strategy that works for me. Its still a challenge to get out of the door, but I now focus on how great I will feel when I get back. I have also down loaded audio books so will listen to books of interest. This helps me to stay focused and gain knowledge whilst working out.
So my advise is be realistic with what you can do, prioritise your fitness and nutrition and don’t tell people what you think they want to hear, “Just do It” and let the results speak for themselves. You can do this so believe in yourself, be grateful for your amazing body and all that it can do. Then reward yourself with healthy, wholesome foods.
One thing that also worked for me was paying myself £1 for every fitness activity I did. This helped keep me motivated and appreciate that not only was I going to benefit from the extra £££, but I would loose some excess pounds too. Win Win.