Breaking through your excuses takes more than just will power. Did you know that one of the biggest reasons people fail at their weight loss and fitness goals is because they focus more on will power than why power? In other words, they think they can muscle their way to a healthier life, that they can grit their teeth and do their best.
But will power fades.
The key to achieving your goals is to realize that two mental patterns exist: positive and negative. If you are trying something new or constantly in the process of restarting, you are stuck in a negative cycle which makes it easier to give up and then get frustrated all over again.
To break that cycle, you need to focus on the WHY power, not the will power. Think about WHY you want to achieve a certain goal and keep that in mind as you work towards it. As you make progress and stick with something, your brain recognizes it as a positive pattern. So, those people on social media who are always going on about their fitness obsessions, it’s because they have gotten to a place where their brain sees that effort in a positive way and that motivates them to keep going. In other words, when you get better, it becomes more fun.
Take a look at this video where I talk about positive and negative mental patterns and how to breakthrough to achieve your goals.
Did you know it takes 21 days to make a new habit? That means you need to keep going and moving forward for 21 days to get your mindset in a positive cycle to be successful. So, if you’re frustrated with not meeting your fitness and weight loss goals, then challenge yourself to focus on your health for 21 days. I’d be happy to help encourage you along the way and I’d like to invite you to join one of my online 21-Day Challenge Groups. The next one launches soon. There are only a few spots available.
If you’re ready to stop spinning that record in reverse and breakthrough those excuses today, then take a minute to fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch soon.
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