Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about falling back into easy. If you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
Do you ever notice how easy it is to fall back into easy? Well, it seems to be that way with a lot of people. People tend to jump into new programs, new ideas, new ways of doing things, and then all of the sudden they find themselves falling back into easy.
Change is hard. When you think about it you have new habits, new ideas, new schedules, and it can get stressful. It could be with working out, school, work, everyone has something that they are trying to accomplish and change in their lives. When they do, sometimes it works really well, other times it feels like they’re fighting against everything that they are trying to do. Sometimes we underestimate how hard it is to change. Even just small things take time, especially when you are breaking a habit.
So whenever we start something new–let’s say a fitness program–you are all geared up to start changing things. You are ready to change your life, you’re ready to change your body, you want to do all of these great things and the excitement is taking over. And that is great at first, but the problem is that we have two parts to our brain. We have the emotional part, and then we have the rational. Now, the emotion part is more like the size of an elephant, and the rational is teeny tiny in comparison. So you’re tiny rational side can’t convince your elephant of emotion to actually move in the right direction and do the things that you need to do. When you have all of this fighting against you, change becomes even harder.
So to stay on topic, recently one of my wonderful children has learned to tie her shoes. And it was a great day! She stands up, she’s dancing around and smiling, it was wonderful. A couple of days later, once the new and shiny has worn off, the first go-to for her is the slide on boots so she doesn’t have to tie her shoes anymore. It’s not that she doesn’t want to tie her shoes, it’s not that she won’t in the future, it’s just that in that moment, easy was better to her than harder or new.
Sometimes it is just so easy to do the easier thing. Have you ever noticed how easy goes along with your life? You know, some days you’re really gungho and you are ready to do it all, and then other days when you are dealing with new, it is just easier to go back into easy.
We all have those moments where we want to be good with our workouts, or our diet, and then at the end of a long day we decide to take the easy route and order some takeout and eat it on the couch. Even us personal trainers in Amarillo have moments like these. But we can’t stay in that mindset. It can be destructive to our goals, and even dangerous to our health.
So when you know that change has to happen–let’s say that you got a diagnosis from the doctor of diabetes, or obesity, or anything that really falls in that realm. Well what if you had that diagnosis and you would have to make a change? Either you make that change or you continue down this path that leads to shorter life and much less fun.
So in that moment, your mind is what changes. It is no longer about the emotion involved except for the emotion of fear. So the emotion of I want to do what I want because I like it and it feels good, kind of disappears for a little bit because fear is more powerful than your typical emotions. So whenever you have that, all things look possible. When something like this happens, you are afraid of what’s going to happen, you find a solution, you believe in that solution, and now you are dead set on hitting that mark whether you want to or not. That is most of what keeps us going.
So we all have to fight against emotion and rational. Sometimes on the good days we can get the two to work together when we can understand that we need to do some things to move in a positive direction. Other days it’s harder to do. So now it’s time to dig deep and find your dedication instead of your motivation, and start to live well in your body.
Motivation is based on emotion, and as we have learned, emotion is hard to trust. When you have the dedication to do something, then you get it done regardless of emotion. Emotion can be a great motivator to get you through a task, but as far as long term success is concerned, there has to be some dedication to what you are doing. That goes for everything in life. Even here at Custom Fitness, we can give you the programs, we can keep you accountable, we can help you with eating and nutrition, but if you aren’t dedicated to actually doing the work then you won’t see results. So pick today to start changing things, and give that your dedication, do not fall back into easy.
So, if you are wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. What we do is we work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. We will ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.