Do you have a difficult time staying consistent with your Gym Membership or Diet?
This is the motherlode of all problems. According to research, roughly 65% of women (and likely a lot more) struggle with staying consistent with their Gym Membership and other healthy habits
And it’s not like they’re complete exercise beginners or never had a gym membership!
Here’s what most have tried before getting results with us:
- Going it alone as ‘something’ (normally requiring a new suit or dress) is coming up.
- Popular diets like paleo, juice fasts, cleanses, and low-carb
- Workout books and magazine articles
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Of course, these aren’t “bad” options. They end up working for some people. But eventually most of these methods and tools begin to break down and fail over time.
Why is it that we fail then?
It’s because they’re ‘surface’ solutions otherwise known as ‘band aids’ for extrinsic motovation (external motivators that look and sound good but have little depth). They help solve a surface-level problem.
- Don’t have a place to exercise? Now you do.
- Want to track how many calories you eat? Here’s an app to download.
- Want to know the “best” foods to eat? Read this article.
The problem with surface-level solutions? They only work for a little while and then again most people quit!
Actually most don’t account for the ups and downs of everyday life. Therefore they don’t adapt to your life and more importantly they don’t target the real motivation.
This is what most people do when they fail to be consistent.
- Pick another surface solution to follow.
What you can do to be successful:
Learn what motivates you. I mean what really motivates you to be healthy. Intrinsic Motivation is essential to long term coherence and this means finding ‘wins in every day. You go to work and get paid for instance (I know there are heaps of reasons but you get my drift). Maybe you exercise and you feel good, or because its a tool to release some stress or perhaps you achieve something and in turn ‘feel good’.
But if you need some extra help, as you have every intention but need some more support, next week I will explain 2 ways:
- Make yourself accountable to a program.
- Make yourself accountable to a person.
So ask yourself what ‘might’ you like (if you don’t exercise already) and find the pay off in doing it!
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