What you focus on is key. It’s very important to take satisfaction directly from the effort you’re giving. It is the journey itself, not the destination, which has to be the most rewarding. Making that first step rewarding, together with the subsequent steps that follow it, is a more gratifying adventure. To do so, you will need to start thinking in new ways. Step back for a moment and look at the logical components of achieving your goals. Do you even have goals? Make sure they are specific, I want to lose 3% body fat and not general goals, like I want to look leaner. Are you charting your progress with weekly meaurements? This helps greatly, because now you have solid proof if your changing or not. It also holds you accountable to your daily workouts and keeps extra calories out of the mouth. I know it helps me to set a race or a group workout that involves my performance and requires me to achieve on a different scale. I have found you must celebrate the little victories to make healthy living a lifestyle. When you win/overcome the little battles in life, you ultimately win the war!
Focusing and Performing Well
1. Awaken and Rally your motivation and enthusiasm: Hire a Personal Trainer or Coach, Subscribe to a Magazine, surround yourself with like-minded individuals. For me, I love using high-quality supplements, it motivates me and excites me to wake up and use Thermovex, a Pre-workout/Fat burner from EVOchem Nutrition and available at NUTRISHOP to get me going.
2. Reduce your Discomfort: Workout with a friend, get great workout music, and once again, use an advanced supplement designed for your goals such as Phenadren by EVOchem for energy and fat loss or a Pre-Workout powder like N.O.XP3 by FORZA ONE, both of which are also available at NUTRISHOP.
3. Make your goal your #1 Priority: No excuses; make the time, go to bed earlier, commit.
4. Get rid of temptations that have been sidetracking your path to success: Don’t purchase your trigger foods, (the foods that make you want to eat more than 1 serving). Stay away from your favorite restaurant or get out of your house more, whichever tempts you, avoid completely.
Remember, the issue here is reaching your goals and taking one day, one milestone at a time and rejoicing in it. Stay focused on that and you’ll begin to achieve results based on your progress, not whether you’re a good or bad self-disciplined person. Most of the time it’s our plan that is failing us, not the other way around. That’s why you start by making sure your plan guides you to your specific goals. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You’re not where you used to be and that is reaching your goals.
– Amy Jo