What to do when you just don’t want to do it….

We’ve all had those days where it can take any excuse and we are just neglecting that workout.  There are so many things that can get in the way but it is totally up to you if your goals are important enough.  Your body only responds to lifestyles.  If you look back at your daily routine and it does not reflect a “fit” lifestyle, don’t expect your body to feel or look the part.  I always say that you can tell how someone leads their life just by looking at them.  Do they eat right, do they exercise on a regular basis, what kind of workout do they do, are they runners, do they powerlift?  Typically you can tell, but they have to be a “regular” at their craft.  It has to be who they are.  Everyone has peaks and valleys in their lives but those who are consistent on a yearly (not only monthly) basis are the one’s that end up reaping the benefits.  30 day challenges are great to do, but don’t stop there.  Let that be a stepping stone to get you started on something that will last a lifetime.  Enjoy your workouts, enjoy your healthy food, and make it who you are.

~Carrie~

 

Tiny decisions

The dreaded alarm!!  It goes off at 4:30am for your 5am workout everyday.  Do you press snooze?  Do you jump out of bed ready to kick this workouts butt?  Your day immediately begins with a decision.  The benefits of getting up to start your day outweighs the extra hour of sleep you get, but why do we still press snooze and fall back asleep?  Immediate satisfaction.  Every “bad” decision we make is because it’s easier and we want that immediate pleasure.  It’s easy to stay in bed, it’s easy to grab a burger at the drive through, and it’s easy to not plan your meals and eat on the go.  However, the easy road does not lead to success in anything we do in life.  Every decision we make cost us something.

In sports, the team that wins is the team that makes the least amount of mistakes right?  In life, we have these decisions we face everyday (millions of them).  The more right choices we make, the more successful we will be at hitting our goals.  So think about when you make a bad decision by missing your workout Thursday.  Do you chalk it up and say you will restart on Monday?  Do you know how many little decisions lie between Thursday and Monday?  It will take you on this roller coaster and you will never create the mindset to live that healthy lifestyle you desire.  When you want to succeed in sports practice makes perfect right?   The more you practice something you are not good at, the faster you will create a habit that no longer requires so much of your attention.  So don’t just expect waking up early for one or even 10 boot camps will do it.  Wake up at the alarm multiple times until it is no longer difficult.  Make the decision to prep your food multiple times until it becomes second nature.  After all you are not going going to become a master at a sport by playing only 10 games right?

Repetition is key!  Do it until you don’t think about it anymore.

Happy Thursday!

Carrie