Have you ever found yourself saying “I’ll start on Monday” when it comes to your diet or exercise routine? But then somehow that Monday it turns into the NEXT Monday, then the next? This kind of procrastination is often the number one silent killer of fitness progress and weight loss goals. But how can we move beyond it and into a place where we’re actually making progress and creating a lasting change?
For many years, I found myself unsuccessfully trying to pursue the same set of weight loss and fitness goals. And every year around the holidays, I landed in a familiar place: Feeling stuck. Looking back over the previous year at all the things I didn’t accomplish and peering ahead into the approaching year wondering if this could finally be “the year” I made them happen.
Each year, those goals started to feel a little heavier. Like I was carrying around bricks of past failures and disappointments in myself that I just shouldn’t shake. By December, I would have completely scrapped all my goals and resolutions and find myself thinking: “I’ll start over again in January.” Then the whole cycle would repeat the following year.
Until one year, something changed. Something that would help me begin breaking a lifelong cycle of procrastination and short-lived goal chasing. Today, I’m breaking down how you can begin breaking those same cycles and start making a lasting, genuine change. I shared this video earlier this year on the blog Facebook page and I’m resharing it today as your Motivation Monday pep talk. So pull up a chair, or if you’re on the go, just hit play and listen to the video in the background!
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