Motivation is not what you need to achieve those result. Sure it’s what gets you started, there is motivation of a date, a goal, a fitness aim, run or challenge. But motivation IS NOT what keeps you going – no matter what the media hype says.
Motivation is knocked down when reality kicks in, when life kicks in. It usually takes around a week before we find the process a little tiring, our prepping suffers, we have had a hard day at work and don’t feel like working out. This happens more and more and the process just seems harder to sustain.
So what is it that gets you results?
Or, perhaps the better question is…what will keep you going to your workouts, keep you prepping and planning your foods? Because these are things that get your results NOT your motivation.
The challenge really is to sustain your fitness and nutrition, anyone can have the motivation to start and energy to keep going even for 3 weeks, but then it takes a real focus and plan to get results. A plan that includes habits, that are designed for you, not your friend, mum or sister. For YOU.
Setting yourself a new goal of losing weight, prepping your food, eating healthier, is really setting yourself an expectation. Just like the expectation that you will get an essay done for school, you have those people who get it done way before the deadline, those who will leave it to the last minute, those who go off to work on it in the library because their friends are, and those who chuck it out the window refusing to do such a stupid pointless essay.
The same goes for your fitness and diet.
Many people will say ‘just do it’ get up and get to your workout, but that won’t work if it is a 6am class and you’re an ‘Owl’ (when your tendency is geared towards being more awake later on in the day). It’s much more likely that will work for you if you are a Lark – those people who love mornings (well, not love but are able to get up without too much mental willpower to workout).
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A few other tweaks based upon our experience working so closely with so many women…
Habits are a huge part to getting those results.
Habits are damn difficult to stick to (initially) which is why you should only pick ONE and do it until you’re sure it’s now a habit – i.e. something you do with little mental energy, like brushing your teeth – you simply do it.
When we fail at habits, it builds mistrust in ourselves, in our ability to stick to something as well as mistrust in the program we’ve chosen, even the person leading it too.
This is why sometimes we feel it’s more effort to start something – we often go into it not really believing in ourselves or the program. Our learned behaviour is that we will fail, or not really get the results we are after.
Try working out twice a week for 3 months, when you get that sorted, ONLY THEN add another session in.
I hope this helps this you see you have the motivation, you just need to look a little harder at the process.
There is a reason we are focused on purely WOMEN’S health and fitness, and it is because we a have 7 times more hormones than men, and we think about food and fitness differently. We NEED a focused plan that not only gives us the results, but give us real time, usable tricks that really aren’t tricks, they are simply focused on how women’s minds and body respond to weight loss and health gains.
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After years of helping hundreds of women get lean and fit, the secret is simple and we have grown it into a powerful community of like-minded women who are there for you every day – to celebrate your successes and to pick you up when you are feeling less motivated. The secret is a Tribe and one that thrives on knowledge. Knowledge of yourself, food and fitness.
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Siobhan and the Beattitude Team
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