This is life taking control of you; or laziness, or bad habits, whatever you want to call it. If you’re serious about working out, getting fit, looking good this summer, feeling amazing, getting rid of back pain or just being more active, then you need to change your vocabulary. You need to go from, ”Well I wanted to but…” to “I did it and I feel amazing and I’m gonna do it again, and again!” If you want that to be you, here are three tips that I think can help to create the change that you need.
1. Be accountable to someone… anyone. The more they will bust your chops for not working out, the better! Get your spouse, your boss, a co-worker, your best friend, anyone who isn’t afraid to tell you like it is and call you out like the chump that you are when an excuse even threatens to sneak out from your mouth. Having to tell that person that you didn’t get around to working out should give you nightmares!
2. Plan for it. Plan it in your Outlook, your daily planner, your calendar, your iPhone, cell phone, any phone. Set reminders and get all sorts of alarms and bells ringing and beeping so you can never say you didn’t plan for it on that day. One of the most over-used quotes is, “You don’t plan to fail, you simply fail to plan”, and it’s also one of the most true-to-life quotes.
3. Write down your goals. Out of sight, out of mind. To prevent that, write them down. Post them up. Read them often. If you’re not looking at them everyday, then you’re not remembering everyday what your goals are and how important they are to you. It’s easy to let them slip to the back of your mind if you’re not paying attention to them. Life throws all sorts of things at you which can easily distract you. It’s your job to keep your priorities straight, and if you’re not one of them, well then that’s a whole other mountain you have to climb.
If you try implementing these three things I can pretty much guarantee that you will be making a fitness change for the better!