As you’re all aware – I am on struggle street. Every week I write about how I’ve lost my way and how next week I’ll be back on track again. Then a week goes by and I find myself writing the same post over and over and over.
I got on the scales this week for the first time in about a month and it was not pretty.
So instead of going on about how upset with myself I am and wallowing in my own self pity I thought I’d do a bit of research into how I can find my motivation again.
Here’s 5 ways to get back on track:
1 – Make a commitment to yourself. Write it down on a piece of paper and stick it on your fridge or near your desk. It might simply be Be Kind To Myself or Don’t Give Up or Get Off Your Arse.
2 – Start small. This could be walking or stretching or running or cycling everyday for 10 minutes. Just getting back into the habit of exercising is taking a big step in the right direction. But if exercising seems too hard, then start with what you’re putting in you mouth. Stop putting sugar in your tea or make week days alcohol free or maybe just cut out your mid-morning sweet snack.
3 – Change your language. Instead of saying that you’ve failed, say you’ve had a little set-back. Instead of saying you’re fat, say you have awesome boobs. Remind yourself of all the fabulous things about yourself. Instead of saying you could never do it, say you can do it and then JFDI (just f*cking do it).
4 – Clear your head. When you feel stressed or overworked or unhappy you find it too hard to motivate yourself. Instead of exercising or eating right, you reach for chocolate cake and chips. Perhaps setting aside 10minutes a day to sit quietly and reflect on what’s going on in your life and what your dreams for yourself are may help? Give it a go.
5 – Stop making excuses. No-one’s standing in your way, only you. Believe you can do it and go for it. Your health is the most important gift you can give yourself and your family.