The quote above is probably the most important lesson I’ve learned over the years.
When we first start out, we form this plan in our heads. We will workout every day, we eat healthy/balanced meals and we love every minute of it.
Then reality sets in.
We have families that need stuff ALL THE TIME. We get tired… not to mention sore after the first day at the gym. And why is that we crave EVERYTHING that is not going to help us get to our goal as soon as we set the goal to eat better?!
It’s like the odds are stacked against us. It just becomes easier to stay overweight and out of shape. Right?!
You just need to become flexible in the methods you use to achieve your goals. You need to remember that you didn’t gain the weight over night, so you’re not going to lose it overnight. Perfection doesn’t exist. You need to have patience with yourself and realize that one misstep doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel and face fuck a pizza because you’re a failure.
Just keep challenging yourself and find what works for YOU.
Maybe you start with cardio or yoga and then end up switching over to weight lifting.
Maybe you start with clean eating, then go vegetarian, back to clean eating and now keto.
Maybe you only do at-home workouts and then finally build the confidence and join the gym.
Maybe it’s all of these examples but in reverse.
The point is that you gotta keep challenging yourself and remain mindful of when something isn’t working for you…then change it up!
You gotta try new things.
Be flexible about what route you take to reach your goals. The path that you take to get to them doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that you don’t forget what your goals are.
Realize that sometimes we encounter detours on our way to the final destination and that’s okay… you just gotta be determined to get there.
Don’t allow frustration to set in when things don’t go as planned. Chances are they didn’t work out because you weren’t on the right track.
(I’m a big believer the Universe is guiding us through life and if we miss the subtle hints it leaves for us, it will just keep rerouting us toward our destination.)
Just keep your eye on the prize and keep moving toward it!