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Have You Fallen Off The Wagon?

Have you fallen off your fitness wagon??

Don’t worry. At some time or another, everyone has taken the tumble off.  The most important part is how quickly you get back on the fitness wagon!

Please read that again and let it sink in.

If it used to take you on a 3 month food fest and now it only takes you a week to get back on track…that’s progress!

So why is that we fall off?

Are we just destined to fail?

Are you destined to be overweight or to be unhealthy…

Absolutely not!

Most of us have some ideal in our head of what we’d ultimately like to look like or feel like.  But these dreams have to be based on reality.  I am 5 foot 2 inches.  I can dream all I want of being 6 foot tall with long legs but that will never happen. I am not saying don’t dream big but make sure you breakdown that big goal into smaller achievable goals.

Most people set themselves up for failure by picking unrealistic goals or goals that don’t quite fit into their lifestyle.

If your resolution was to workout 6 days a week for one hour and you are new to working out you are setting yourself up for failure. A more realistic approach would be for you to agree to 3 days per week for 20 minutes each workout.  Everyone can fit in 20 minutes per day.  This is a realistic and achievable goal.  Eventually, you can work up to the 6 days per week…make it a long term goal.

“I am not going to eat any more sweets!”….Yeah ya are!

Because the moment that those words are uttered something in your brain clicked on.  Now all the sudden you are obsessed with thinking about sweets, wanting to eat and smell them. This will go on until you cave in and eat every sweet treat you can get your hands on!  Our inner rebel does not like hearing it “can’t” have something…maybe we should start telling ourselves we are never going to eat vegetables or fruit ever again?

Instead, maybe agree to start cutting down the sweets.  Have half of what you’d normally have and slowly continue to cut it down until you only have sweets 1-2 times per week. Better yet, replace your sweet highly processed foods with fruit.

If you are having trouble with your fitness goal and need some accountability please come check out Shape It Up Fitness.  We will encourage and support you with your fitness goals.  It is always easier when you have a support system.

So remember to dream big about what you really want to achieve and don’t stop until you get it.

In the words of Casey Kasem:

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

Check out my online fitness program called Thrive.

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