Many people struggle with the decision when it comes to leading fitter and healthier lives (if you’re one of The FIT Movement’s clients – congratulations! You’re already ahead of the game here).
Often we pay lip service to wanting to lose weight, tone up, eat better etc (“I wish I could stop drinking too much / I’d like to eat healthier”), but then fail to do anything about it, or maybe just do something half-heartedly and wonder why it’s not working.
So what distinguishes those who are successful and those who are not?
Those people have already made a REAL decision to achieve their goals and don’t just talk about it as being some vague intention. They have made that real decision to lose weight for their health’s sake, or to run that first 5k race.
Once you’ve made that real decision, the path ahead to get to where you want to get to becomes clearer.
You know what you want.
You become less distracted by the “temptations” out of the corner of your eye (it’s no longer a battle of wills between you -vs- the cake / bottle of wine with your name on).
Instead you channel all of your focus into achieving your goal.
All those obstacles that could potentially derail you are no longer in your field of vision, leaving you free to concentrate on the work ahead to be done.
Don’t believe me?
Set yourself a short-term health goal, for the next 3-5 days say (maybe to go for a 15 minute walk each day at lunchtime or have a glass of water with every tea / coffee you drink).
Make a decision that you’re going to commit to that. And I mean a real decision. Focus on achieving the end result.
Then do it.
Having stuck to something for that short period of time, and having the confidence to know that you can make a real decision and commit to it, should then give you the confidence to know that you can make a real decision to commit to your longer-term goals.
Give it a try and let me know how you get on.
About the author: Wendy Goldthorp is the Founder of The FIT Movement and is a women’s health and wellness specialist based in Teignmouth, South Devon. She works with pregnant, post natal and midlife (peri- through to menopausal) women to improve their wellbeing through exercise and nutrition.