Let’s talk getting fit, toning up and losing those unwanted kilos of body fat! Most people start thinking of the physical action required, all of the training. Those who have been on this journey before will have also began addressing nutrition, what they need to eat, or perhaps what they need to avoid. However, a great transformation requires so much more.
We need to address what drives you to this point because let’s face it, motivation can be often short lived! Have you ever noticed how motivation tends to fade after the first 3 or 4 weeks? It’s important to identify your snap point, (your why, your driving force, whatever you want to call it) and then see how that has conflicted with our values, because without that as our foundation, our choices will weaken over time.
Your ‘why’ needs to provoke emotion, it must be real to you. Doing what everyone else is doing or blindly following the blinded will never lead to true happiness or success. You need to dig deep within and find what reasons move you most. Each of us have a different driving force behind our snap point or ‘why’.
Working on achieving your goal without a clear understanding of your ‘why’ means you are simply conforming to someone else’s plan for you and this only works for a short while, even worse, it can result in a deflated spirit, hate or frustration. You could have the most amazing plan or program in the world in front of you but if you forget why you’re on this journey, the spark will burn out and consistency is compromised.
A good coach understands a client must find their ‘why’ to drive them toward success however many fail to understand how to reprogram that why so that it doesn’t become a self-sabotaging weapon of mass destruction! When first asked, you may think your ‘why’ is because you’re “fat” or because you “hate” the way you look. This kind of ‘why’ provokes a negative emotion and while this can be a driving force toward your goal, if it’s not balanced out with a positive emotion, the positive action associated with helping you reach your goal can become the ‘villain’.
Here are 8 tips to help you have a healthy perception of your ‘why’:
- Your body is a direct reflection of what you value most, right now! Your “new” body will be a direct reflection of what you value most after working through these points.
- Meditate on the things you have to be grateful for that have shaped your personality for the better.
- Reflect on your values and what truly makes you happy, how does this link in with your goal?
- Love and respect your body. Think about all it does to heal and nourish you on a daily basis.
- Take time out to relax and clear your head. For me I find guided meditations, a massage, a chat with a close friend or a walk near trees and hills or water helps my mind reset and work out solutions and gain healthier perspectives on matters that are causing a negative response.
- Understand that putting your physical and mental health first is the secret to success.
- A healthy body can’t help but get results! Train and eat to nourish your body and mind.
- Be yourself, as unique and as beautiful as you are, and shine! Staying true to what you value most, always ends in great success!
One of the things we are very good at is helping our clients learn how to connect with their ‘why’ in a healthy manner. What you are able to think and perceive defines the limitations of what you are able to achieve. It’s not help everyone who comes to see us needs but if you’ve found yourself reading this article to the end, perhaps you could benefit with coaching like this.