The repeat offender.
I know you know what I’m talking about.
When you’ve thought about —
- working out
- eating healthy
- going for a walk
- going to bed early
- giving up the booze
- eating less sugar
- picking up that new sports league
- not laying on the couch anymore at night
— but it just doesn’t happen.
Ugh, I caught myself in this loop lately, too.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
October rolled around and I was setting some goals for the last 90 days of my year.
I was all jacked up and ready to rock and roll and put my fitness and my health first aside from all the other things I’m working on in my life right now.
I felt a little bit of excitement about it for the first time.
I did all the right things:
- hired a nutrition coach
- eliminated some distractions that were occupying my brain space
- ordered some meal prep food so I didn’t have to cook
- intentionally added another walk with the baby at night
- went to bed 15 minutes earlier
- held myself accountable with a group of friends also doing similar things
But 15 days into the month, and I felt like I hadn’t made any progress.
It felt easier and easier to stay up 10 minutes later, to have chicken parm on the weekend, or to skip my extra walk when I had a busy day.
I know you go through this too.
In fact, a name popped up across our inbox of somebody doing just this exact thing.
That’s because it’s far too common.
We set all these great intentions for ourselves, and we think they’ll just fall into place.
We go through all this work to set ourselves up for the end goal, but we forget to take care of what happens right off the start, or more importantly, through the middle.
We want to eat healthier, so we buy some healthy food and we skip out on the soda and chips.
But just because that healthy food is sitting in the fridge now, doesn’t mean you’ll take the steps to cook it when you’re exhausted after work.
It’s important to remove all the friction points that could cause you trouble.
Automate as many things as possible.
Because all you need is momentum. All you need is to get ahead by 1%. All you need is to make it just a tad bit easier for yourself on this ONE given day, knowing that when you come to the same path tomorrow, it’ll be just that little bit easier than it was today.
What can you do tomorrow that will make it easier for yourself to get to that end goal?
All you need is to move the needle 1%.
Get at it,
PS: When you’re ready, here are 2 ways we want to help:
1. Join our free Facebook group – Get Fit and Healthy Glen Cove. Click here and jump right in. It’s just a group of like-minded individuals all aspiring to take control of their health and fitness, and there’s a ton of support waiting for you.
2. Set up a free no sweat intro here. We’ll show you the gym, talk about you and your fitness experience and goals, and then come up with a plan together.