Nobody loves change. It means learning everything all over again and not going through life automatically. That’s work, but it can be extremely exciting, too. If you’re tired of where you’re at and want something different, you have to change. It’s true for anything, whether it’s weight loss, feeling good or even financial. That means you may need to reboot your life to do it. Here in Richmond Hill, GA, I like to think of myself as a reboot expert.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.
If you’ve been down the road to fitness before and stumbled off the path, you know it’s not easy. If you’ve done it several times, you need to find a different way to reach your goals. In other words, you need to reboot. What you’re doing isn’t working. Are you working out alone and depending on your motivation to keep you on the straight and narrow? You should see by the second failure, that’s not going to cut it. You need to be accountable to someone. Whether you get a workout partner to answer to or use the services of a personal trainer, it will help you stick with the program toward success.
If being accountable isn’t the problem, find out what is.
Seriously, people often aren’t honest with themselves, so they can’t be honest with others about why they’re not getting the results they want. You have to figure out what the problem is. If you’re working out and haven’t changed your eating habits, that might be the key to your problem with weight loss. Talk to the trainer or a trusted friend that’s a good enough friend to provide insight, not one that will just say what they think you want to hear. Learn to identify the things you can change that are stopping you and then change them. It’s true no matter what your problem, fitness or otherwise.
Don’t expect change to feel comfortable.
You may find your problem comes from doing the same thing continuously. If you’ve been doing the same workout for years, you’re either plateauing, where your body becomes more efficient at doing the workout and burns fewer calories or it simply isn’t right for your needs. If running has been your only form of exercise, maybe it’s time to throw in some strength and flexibility training, too.
- Do you quit your fitness programs because they’re boring. A great solution is finding something you enjoy doing that’s active. As you get more fit, add a day of working out to your calendar, then two.
- Talk to people who have successfully changed from inactive to active or read inspirational accounts. We honor those who have made their goals because they help inspire others to do the same.
- If you’re a junk food junkie, throw out all that junk food and start eating healthy. You’ll miss sugar and refined foods at first, but it won’t take long before you love your new way of eating. That’s a big reboot, by the way.
- Make one day a week a change up day where you do something new and active. Maybe it’s going for a swim, which isn’t new, but not normally part of your workout. Try our trial small group training class. It’s good for a change or just to start a workout program.