1. Reframe Your Failures
A failure is only a failure if YOU define it as such. Whether it’s the job you didn’t get, the five pounds you didn’t lose (again), or the workout you missed… you have the power to determine the next steps you take. Change the outcome of the future by focusing on what you’ve learned from your mistakes.
Maybe the workout you skipped yesterday will make way for a longer, more intense, and more focused workout today?
2. Take a Break
It’s OK to take a break – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – sometimes you just need to take a time out. So Remember:
3. Be You
It’s easy to get distracted by the media or compare ourselves to the person working out beside us. We’re all looking for inspiration, motivation, education and, in doing so, we tend to slip into comparison mode. It’s great to do research but, remember it’s your journey. You are the only one that knows if running works or if walking feels better. Who’s to say what’s right? Doing ANYTHING is better than NOTHING!
Make sure to try lots of different activities, workouts, and recipes. Let your gut be your guide.
4. Make New Friends
Find friends that like the activities you’re trying to incorporate. Socialize with folks that find joy in the way you’re trying to be more healthy, active or conscientious. It’s tough to get active if you’re closest group of friends sit around and eat deep fried chicken wings for dinner every night.
You are who you associate with, and while moving away from your comfortable circle of friends might cause a bit of distress, surrounding yourself with a happier, healthier tribe will help you win in the end.
5. It’s time to stop…
I leave you with an excerpt that I revisit each day to stay energized and eager. I hope that it’ll help make YOU feel all these things, too, as that’s what helps push you towards HAPPY and HEALTHY each and every day:
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting!
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach