If you want to avoid being another statistic follow the steps below:
Evaluate the intensity of your program. Does it have a lot of restrictions? Examples like fad diets, going super low carb, juice cleanses, caloric requirements way below what your body needs. Does it involve a lot of work that is unsustainable? Examples: going to the gym 5-7 days per week if you’ve never been to the gym before; doing excessive cardio.
If your program’s intensity surpasses sustainability, then start to break it down and identify ways that you can make said routine more realistic for you to follow long term.
Identify bright spots in your efforts. Each small success is going to fuel your motivation to push forward to make more change. Extra points if you celebrate your bright spots with others.
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. Any fitness/health goal: weight loss, muscle gain, strength improvements; are all centered around getting enough sleep. Limit your alcohol intake and you’ll notice your sleep is so much better than before.
Reach out for help. Speak with a coach who can outline the right pathway for you. Even if you are currently in a program, speak with the coach to help map out what the next few months will look like when it comes to a plan and your progress. If you don’t have a coach, click here to book an introductory phone call with one of our team members.
Don’t be another person who quits on themselves because they went after their goals too aggressively. You have 9 days to prove to yourself that you’re not a quitter and that you can do this.
I know you can do it.
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