If it was easy to create new habits everyone would be successful an expert but the reality is that, although it is difficult to create and stick with new habits, with the proper tools, it is doable.
Having a “growth mindset” will help you identify your limiting beliefs and obstacles that may get in your way so that you can plan accordingly. Here are a few ways (your limiting beliefs) keep you from reaching your health goals.
1. It’s too hard to lose weight.
You focus on the outcome instead of the process which keeps you from taking action because you feel like it is hopeless; instead, reframe it by focusing on making small changes and living a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss is a side effect of making many small decisions that will add up and improve your health (give you the result you desire).
Instead of being fixated on something you can’t change or control, focus on showing up, being present and making one decision at a time.
2. I don’t have enough time
It is amazing what people will find the time for when it is a priority. Instead of saying you don’t have enough time, prioritize your health and make the choices that will help you achieve your goal. Schedule meal planning and exercise into your schedule so it does not become a hassle/obstacle.
3. Blaming it on genetics
This is one of the most common excuses that no longer holds any weight; there is a genetic component to health or weight gain. Studies have shown that genetics plays a small role. Everyday lifestyle choices play a much larger role in our health than genetics alone.
4. I don’t know where to start
There is a great deal of conflicting information on health and nutrition amidst all the lose weight quick schemes and programs that leave you frustrated and heavier than you were before. My course, “Change Your Mindset. Transform Your Health” will help you wade through all the conflicting information, identify your habits, obstacles, failure and triggers and help you create a process that you can use to reach and transform your health. This 6-week online course will keep you accountable by giving you clarity about what you want and how your daily decisions will lead to your transformation.
5. It’s too hard to change bad habits
It is hard trying to change bad habits, so start small and build from there. The motivation you get from accomplishing and reaching the small goals will help you stay motivated to reach larger goals. Whether its drinking water instead of eating chips when you feel stressed; do what works for you.