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

Repetition

As I sit here and try to think about my blog for the day a question pops in my head.  “What does it take to get real results?” If I were to sum up success I would only use two words ACTION and REPETITION.  Motivation is the initial start to action.  Some of us get stuck with the running engine but do not actually put the car in drive and go.  Think of your goals as a destination you are heading to.  Initially you are excited to get there, but you know it’s a long drive.  You aren’t going to arrive with excitement only.  You have to actually put your car in motion and drive one mile at a time until you arrive.  Some will just start their cars, some will put it in drive and go halfway and quit, and those who end up successful are those that drive the entire route (you may get stuck in traffic, end up with a flat tire, or run out of gas).  Whatever happens, the successful person keeps fixing whatever goes wrong along the way and keeps going.

So whatever goals you have, know that there will be challenges and roadblocks but whatever happens just readjust and keep driving!  Don’t do something a few times and get frustrated.  Stop quitting and restarting over and over again (this take so much more effort!).  Stay consistent and know it’s about repetition.  Do it until you stop thinking about it.  Your destination is worth the effort, otherwise you would never had desired it in the first place.

Happy Monday!

~Carrie