1. RELYING ON MOTIVATION TO STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOAL
We are creatures of habit and it’s the process of change that often proves difficult. The meaning of the word ‘motivation’ is to find a reason or inspiration to move forward. I’m sure we all have similar reasons for wanting to improve our body, but ‘wanting’ and ‘doing’ can be worlds apart. Many of us ‘want’ to be wealthy, but ‘wanting’ is not enough to make it happen. If what you have been doing in recent years isn’t working, change it. Motivation is simply the kick start to building new healthy habits. It is transforming these new healthy habits into a set of ‘non-negotiables’ that will prevent failure.
2. STARTING A DIET OR EXERCISE REGIME THAT YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT MAINTAIN FOR LIFE
We have divided these regime’s into three levels of fat loss efficiency. Your enthusiasm, dedication, desired level of commitment and will dictate your choice.
a. LEVEL 1: SPONTENEOUS COMBUSTION!
On a mission, ready to put in 110% effort to get results; yesterday! We call it the 28 Day Program. This will provide results fast and completely re-boot your metabolism. It is fine to follow a strict regime for a set period of time, as long as it is scientifically sound, with a maintenance plan in place. This level is a kickstart to your new lifestyle, and we can teach you how to incorporate these new habits or ‘non-negotiables’ into a long-term plan, to avoid a total rebound.
LEVEL 2: WARM N COSY
Steady does it; willing to put in what it takes, consistency is key. This is the most effective in the long term. It is sustainable, to maintain subtle results along the way. This is the ‘maintenance phase’, which is to be followed onto only after completing level 1.
LEVEL 3: TEPID
Mildly intrigued; a lukewarm approach for the half-hearted. This level is putting in only 50% of maximal effort to make real changes. You may experience fluctuations in improvements to your health, but it will not be enough to counteract the other 50% of ‘naughtiness’.
3. LYING TO YOURSELF AND SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE
There are things we do every single day that are often mundane and if given the choice, we’d probably rather not bother, but we do them anyway. It’s like brushing your teeth or having a shower. You can’t have a shower once every six months and expect to stay clean! For some reason, when it comes to maintaining our health, we give ourselves the option of ‘feeling like it’ or not. Make your health an everyday activity, no more excuses.
4. BEING DISORGANISED
You would never go into an interview or meeting at work without some sort of preparation. The same should go for your health. Planning and creating your own routine is what we like to call an ‘internal structure’. For a more in depth look on Internal Structure’s head to our blog HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR INTERNAL STRUCTURE.