Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on three questions you need to ask yourself in order to propel you towards success. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
Number three is where are my daily habits taking me? So kind of back in that same room again, everything you do is a choice. And every habit that you build is a habit that you will either keep, or it’s a habit you’ll have to break.
Now a lot of us as Americans have a lot of bad habits. A lot of us as moms, women, busy, people in general, have bad habits and things that we need to work on breaking. And I know that I’m not standing outside of that circle at all. I have a lot of bad habits that I have to work on continually breaking to make sure that I stay on track. And it’s a matter of focusing on what’s important right?
Every habit, everything that you’re doing on a daily basis is either working you towards your goals or away from them. It’s creating success, or it’s creating what feels like failure. Do keep in mind though that failure can’t happen unless you quit.
So keep moving forward, keep picking yourself back up, and keep finding those habits that you need to change. Maybe it’s not even a matter of breaking them. Maybe it’s just a matter of changing them a little bit, tweaking the process and making it a little better for you.
And remember that when it comes to habits, it can feel pretty tricky because habits do take a minimum of 21 days to start to change. Now a lot of people think of that as a maximum 21 days and you’re done.
But when’s the last time that you built a new habit in three weeks and broke the old one? So it takes time right? At least 21 days to start to change. But it can take months, it can take years afterwards. It depends on how deeply that habit was ingrained.
That comes across a lot whenever I’m talking with clients and they say, “Well you know I’ve been eating healthily for two months now, and I still just have days where I fall off the wagon and don’t understand why. I’ve been doing this for 60 days, I should be able to hold on to it.”
And the fact is that they’ve been eating terribly for 30 or 40 years so you can’t expect it to just switch over in two months, that’s still an infancy of change. Same thing with people who are new to exercise or maybe just getting back into exercise after a vacation away for a while. You’ve gotta build it back in your life. You’ve gotta build it back into your mind. And you’ve gotta be willing to be committed to what you’re doing.
So I hope that gives you little guidance on finding your success in what you’re reaching for. Remember that all success is important. Too often we get hung up on these pinpointed, laser focused goals of I want to lose exactly this much weight, or I want to gain this many inches, or lose this many inches.
And the problem is, is that it’s kind of like telling a child when they’re going to take a nap right? You look at that child and you say, one o’clock is nap time. And they look back at you and they’re like, “I don’t think so.” Right?
So your body does the same thing. Your body has its own happy place. Now we can try and effect, and we can do a great job of it sometimes. But there is a certain point where we get to that we have to understand that any success is success.
And that sometimes the things that we’re wanting our body to do, either shouldn’t be done for health reasons, or they definitely need to be a huge committed focus on your part in order to make it happen because your body may not be at it’s healthiest internally whenever you’re trying to make it physique wise look differently.
A lot of times with bodybuilding programs and things like that, the body can sustain that shape for a little while, but if you’re not seriously eating for that competition, or exercising for that competition then you quickly start to see that the body goes back into almost a homeostatic balance for it where it’s best and most comfortable to perform all of its functions.
That is going to wrap up our series on three questions you need to ask yourself in order to propel you towards success! I hope that you all got something good out of this series. I promise you that Success really is obtainable. I never said it was easy, but you, me, and everyone else has it in us to push ourselves towards something better.
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. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. What we do is 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.