Three Big Lies Of Healthy Living
Act first, get motivated later
There are three insidious myths about exercise and good nutrition — and good habits in general:
Lie #1: You have to be “inspired” to do good habits.
Lie #2: You should always be “motivated” to do them.
Lie #3: “Experts” are always motivated to do them.
I personally do 4-5 physical training sessions a week. Two of those sessions I’m battling excuses and reasons why I shouldn’t do them. There is no such thing as permanent motivation.
You will not always be “motivated” or “inspired”. You will not always feel “flow”.
Motivation comes and goes. Some days that motivation will be totally M.I.A.
But it doesn’t matter.
You don’t need motivation nor inspiration to have good habits.
The person who is fit and living healthy is not always motivated. They just hunker down and find ways to get the job done, regardless of how they feel.
Action before motivation
“I’m always happier when I workout” – Heather L. member of Breakthrough Fitness
It’s easy to assume that motivation and inspiration come before action.
Maybe sometimes, but most of the time it doesn’t
Action usually comes before motivation.
- When you finish a task for work or around the house, you feel motivated to do more.
- A walk or workout you were struggling to do leaves you feeling positive and full of energy.
- Asking for help with something you are struggling with has you feeling anxious, but after you meet a few professionals, you feel really good.
You acted first!
If you are looking to take action with your nutrition and fitness in the new year, you should consider our 2020 Nutrition Makeover Program.