If you aren’t hitting your check-in goal, weight loss goal, or any other goal, you must identify your own thoughts that are holding you back. While these thoughts are normal, you are in charge of how you respond.
“I should just go home after a long day of work because I’m not going to be able to push hard enough.”
“I really want to just relax on the weekends.”
“I don’t feel like cooking, I’ll just hit a drive through.”
“I can just go to the gym another day this week.”
“This weather makes me want to skip the gym.”
“I already ate a donut, so I might as well enjoy myself the rest of the day.”
You must practice discipline when these thoughts arise. Do what you know you should do, even when you’re feeling bad, unmotivated or tired. Remember your goals, and act in a way that will get you closer to your goal.
If any of the above examples sounds like your inner dialogue, you have to acknowledge the thought and stick to your original plan. Every time you acknowledge these thoughts and choose to act in accordance to your goals, you become stronger. In turn, you will be more likely to act this way every time. Then it becomes easier!
If you cave to these types of feelings day in and day out, you aren’t going to see success.
What do you find your inner-dialogue constantly saying?
How can we help?