There are times when I don’t get the results I expect in my fitness journey. There have been many days when I have been disappointed either with my weight or with the progress I have made and these days can be the worst obstacles...they can be very discouraging
Here’s what I do when I am disappointed to avoid going off track.
- I ask myself ‘How did I become unhealthy and obese in the first place?’ My answer has always been the same ‘I got obese by making unhealthy choices and by avoiding any sort of workout’. If I keep eating unhealthy and adding calories without really burning them where will these calories go? Over time I have noticed whenever I make healthy food choices and workout I automatically see a change in my weight and my health. It might not reflect as fast as I want it to but it definitely shows
- Focus on the process. I am very result oriented. I like seeing myself improve but if I only focus on the final result I find it very difficult to stay on track because nobody can see changes every single day. Instead I shift my focus to the process, I focus on sticking to my plan, I focus on making better choices, I focus on how I feel when I exercise. Focusing on small details instead of only my goals keeps me going because those small things also show progress.
- Another important question I ask myself ‘Are my efforts and goals aligned?’ If I want to run a marathon then I need to train accordingly if my workouts do not include enough running then how will I ever reach my goal?? So whenever I get disappointed because I am not seeing the expected results I go through my workout plan see what I am missing and what needs to be changed.
- I remind myself all this effort is only for me. The one person who will get a 100 % benefit from me leading a healthy life is me. All the effort I put in has a direct positive effect on my life I take time to think about other things that have changed for the better in my life because of my changed lifestyle.I have tried so many new things like hanging on monkey bars, jumping over things, wearing different types of clothes for the first time in my life only after I got healthier and none of these were ever in my goal list but they make me so happy.
Just because you don’t see the results you expected from your healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you are not benefiting from it. Take a closer look and all your disappointments will vanish for sure (mine disappear for sure)
|I am slowly getting into strength training to reach my fitness goals|