Health and fitness ruts can be very hard to get out of. I know this from personal experience.
If you’re currently in a rut (not exercising, living on processed food, overweight, constantly exhausted, etc,) here are a few simple questions to ask yourself.
If you are honest with yourself there will be no hiding from the answers.
If you’re not honest with yourself it’ll make absolutely no difference to anybody but you so don’t try and fool yourself. It’s impossible to do.
1) Are my current actions getting to where I say I want to be?
You say you want more energy but you keep eating processed junk
You say you want less sport injuries but you aren’t completing a structured gym program
You say you want to drop 3 stone of fat but you’re partying every week
2) What is your WHY for changing?
If you don’t have a very powerful why you absolutely won’t make the necessary changes.
I can tell you this. Shallow goals such as getting a 6 pack for the sake of having a 6 pack will quickly fade once you realise the work and effort that it takes to change.
On the other hand, a meaningful goal such as having the energy and stamina to spend some quality time with your children (the little energy bunnies that they are) is much more powerful at keeping you on track when the going gets tough and you hit a few obstacles.
When you do meet these obstacles (and you will) remind yourself of your WHY.
3) Do you have the skills to make the changes that are required?
Fact is, most people do not have the required skill set to get themselves out of a rut.
The usual route is to give a short burst of effort where you quit everything all at once and go mad into exercise ———> ROAD TO FAILURE
Smart people who are serious about changing find a proven system that works 100% of the time when followed.
If it worked for everyone else it will 100% work for you ——–> YOU ARE NOT DIFFERENT
4) Do you really want to change
The idea of change always seems great until you actually have to go do it.
When many people realise that change takes effort (you have to get up earlier, gradually change your eating habits, get to bed earlier, make time for the gym, etc.) they decide that they quit.
Problem is they didn’t really want it in the 1st place. They wanted the idea of it.
They didn’t expect to actually have to put in any effort.
Do you really want to change your current health and fitness status?
4 simple questions.
There’s no hiding.
Be honest with yourself.
If you want to change you will.
Over and out.
Train hard, train smart and stay healthy (and do the work).