Falling off track is human nature. It’s how often and how quickly we get back on track that matters.
I will remind myself of my “why”
My why for exercising has very little to do with how i look and everything to do with how I feel. My why is to feel good in my mind and body and to be able to do all of the things I want to do in life, for as long as possible.
What is your “why”?
I will start fresh
I will remember that I am not trying to get an old habit back, but I am starting a new one.
I will not compare myself to what I’ve done in the past, or what others appear to be doing around me.
Who are you comparing yourself to?
I will keep things simple
There is so much noise in the health and fitness landscape. It can feel overwhelming to “choose the best exercise” even for me! So I am going to start with the basics. Even if it doesn’t tick all the fancy boxes.
How can you simplify up your new goal? (AND then simplify it again?)
I will start small. Really small.
I will start with building just one part of the new habit first. I’m currently struggling to get up early in the morning to exercise. So I am going to start by getting up when my alarm goes off and just putting my workout clothes on. If nothing happens after that, it’s ok.
What is the bare minimum you can start with?
I will plan and prepare
I will plan my (very basic) workouts. I will schedule them into my week ahead.
I will lay out my workout clothes the night bfeore
I will make sure I have everything I need and have communicated my plan to my family.
How can you plan and prepare for sucess?
I will celebrate the wins
Even the tiniest ones. I can be perfectionistic at times; always on the look out for ways I could have one better. But I know that celebrating the wins (rather than criticizing myself) is the key to staying motivated and on track.
What is the one win you can celebrate now?