If you want to quickly pack on a few kilos then eat lots of refined sugar. Oh, wait, why would you want to do that? Let’s eat less sugar, instead, and watch the kilos effortlessly slide off…
Are you struggling a little with self-motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regular workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet?
You’re not alone and today I’d like to share with you 4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks that you need to lock onto your goals…
We all know a clean diet is a must when wanting to get in shape, not only is exercise important to reach your goals, but also what you eat matters. It’s not about forbidding yourself from eating certain types of food, it’s about listening to your body and being a little creative when it comes to meal prep.
For a long time, we’ve had the misconception that eating healthy is boring and not tasty, but in fact, if you know how to mix your fruits and vegetables then why not add your favourite ingredients to a recipe which can then become a healthy and delicious option for your meals.
Unfortunately, most of us have experienced some type of back discomfort. Whether it is from training, sitting at a desk all day, a car accident, being on our feet all day (the list goes on), many of us have experienced some type of back spasm or a tight feeling in our back.
A back spasm in particular can happen suddenly and can be extremely uncomfortable and very painful.
I thought I would share a few ways of what I do to keep my healthy eating in tow while either away for a weekend on even on our family holidays… Now I know some say that holidays are for splurging and going into relax mode and really just doing whatever you want, whenever you want! And to a degree I totally agree with this and I don’t ever limit myself while on a holiday BUT in saying that I always feel A LOT better when I:
- Exercise and
- Eat Healthy!
So why not continue this while away from home!?
I am sitting here reading these 3 words over and over thinking about what they mean to me and doing a quick check in with each of these pillars to see where I am at, something that we should all do from time to time.
I really believe having these 3 things right or working on them heading in the right direction is essential for your fitness journey and achieving your goals. If you can master your mindset, nutrition and training you are without a doubt setting your self up for success.
If you just read this and your answer was a big Y E S then you will feel comfort to know you are not alone. Being nervous and reluctant to start or re start training is a feeling that is quite common. My question to you is would you like to transcend this perception and overcome the barriers you may have?
I look back to when I was in school; I always played team sports, netball, water polo even rugby union! When it came to the gym and training I tried really hard at going to the gym and exercising on my own… and to be completely honest it always felt like a “chore.” I was rarely feeling motivated to go to the gym by myself… I would do a 30min walk/jog on the treadmill and think “Yep that’s me for today” I just didn’t have that push or drive to do it on my own and I still don’t…
Motivation is an internal process and is the reason for your actions, desires a, needs and goals. It is also what makes you behave in a particular way or is the cause of wanting to repeat behaviour
ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT MOTIVATE YOU… MOTIVATION COMES FROM WITHIN YOU…
Food choices leading into competition should be higher in carbohydrates, contain some protein and low in fat to ensure easy digestion. Remember to drink water at regular intervals to ensure you go into competition well hydrated.