I think we’ve all been there. You start a new fitness or nutrition regimen, you’re all excited to make these changes that were promised and you’re off to a great start!
Then life happens. You either missed a meal or workout, something came up and all those habits you went all in on just flew out the window and you’re back to square 1.
The biggest reason for this? Trying to change too many things at once. You have to understand that sustainable habits take time, patience and discipline. Which is why I recommend just focusing on one thing at a time.
I know we all want big results as fast as possible, so a complete overhaul of your life sounds like a great idea in the moment. But the reality is, your chances of maintaining all those changes are pretty low.
So where should you start?
FIND YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS
Time to get real honest with yourself. Here are a list of 10 things I find important in being healthy / physically fit.
1. Listening to your body’s hunger / satiety cues
2. Paying attention to how certain foods make you feel
3. Eating mostly whole, minimally processed foods
4. Eating a variety of vegetables & fruits
5. Drinking enough water
6. Getting enough sleep
7. Monitoring your stress levels
8. Moving your body
9. Getting a good balance of protein, carbs and fats
10. Staying within a calorie range that supports your goals
Now make two columns, one with your weaknesses and one with your strengths from the 10 things listed above. ***Like actually grab a pen and piece of paper RIGHT NOW and do this. Out of your weaknesses, choose one to work on first and JUST focus on that thing for the next few weeks (or however long it takes for it to become a habit). Once it’s more of a habit or you feel comfortable with it being part of your routine, choose another weakness to tackle.
This way, you only have ONE thing to focus on. So when things go wrong, get crazy, whatever, you know EXACTLY what you need to bring your focus back to. Slowly but surely you will be building better habits to feel better and look better FOREVER.
And always remember: consistency > perfection.
Hope this was helpful and as always, click that reply button if you have any questions or comments! I always love hearing from you. What are YOU going to focus on first?