Last week I challenged you to examine what was holding you back. Before I started a healthy lifestyle six years ago, I thought my obstacles were lack of time to both workout and prepare healthy meals while having 2 young kids. I also was not motivated to even think about getting fit because I barely had the energy to keep up with my day.
I didn’t think I cared about toning up and looking better, but deep down I remember resenting my husband, as he’d come in the door each night after the gym. He’d notice my annoyed face as he’d tell me about his workout and ask, “Why don’t you just go? Nobody is stopping you.”
Ugh! My insides would start fuming. Why was I so annoyed? He WAS right (don’t tell him I said that! Lol). I was the obstacle; and I was getting in MY own way.
Do you find yourself saying you’re not “ready” to commit to a nutrition or fat loss program because it’s “not a good time”. Maybe you tell yourself that you can “never stick to an exercise program”, so what’s the point. Or you are you saying, “I don’t have the extra money for ‘perks’ like that.”
Some might say that the reason you aren’t reaching your goals is because of lack of time, procrastination, laziness, or being cheap. I’m guilty of all of the above! However, instead of these labels, I’d instead call the above statements limiting beliefs. Anything you say to yourself to justify why things aren’t working out for you is a limiting or false belief.
A great quote from Tony Robbins sums it up best: ”If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve been getting.”
Well, I think we’ve established that obstacles are a reality for most, even though some actually come from your own perceptions. The key to addressing those obstacles is to find the right strategies and skills to overcome them.
The strategies and skills I coach encompass what I call “The Healthy Five.” These five principles are the core of you reaching your goals. Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, Stress Management and Sleep make up the habits for a balanced, happy and healthy lifestyle.
The process of mastering each of these principles took me some time. It’s definitely not a quick fix or an overnight process. I still continue to tweak them as needed to adjust to what’s going on in my life and family. But once you master all five and implement them into your personal lifestyle, you will accomplish anything you put your mind to.
“Patience is the gift of being able to see past the emotion.” – Rodney Williams
So test your limits. Most of us live our lives with what we know we can achieve. These limits are born out of fear. Sure, change is uncomfortable, but that’s when you know that you are truly living. Try living your life with bigger visions and dreams. Only YOU can stop yourself.
Your biggest cheerleader,
P.S. Have you thought about tackling The Healthy Five? Maybe you’ve started on your own, but you aren’t making the progress that you are looking for. Let me know if you'd like to schedule a FREE Success Session call to see if I can help steer you in the right direction.