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What is Motivation? Discipline? Willpower?

Does it take a certain type to stick to a habit?

It’s not just for a certain type of person.

That is a myth.

Habit goes both ways.

It takes deciding and making it a non-negotiable priority.

Take my client Elena, for example.

She hadn’t been consistent with healthy habits for several years since high school. But after marriage and working two jobs, and feeling tired and lacking energy, she made the DECISION to do something about her health and fitness.

She comes after work many times, not really feeling like working out, and I challenge her at times.

But, even when she is not feeling it, she gives it everything at each session. She has had some changes in her work and social responsibilities and had to change days for training, and she made it work.

She always is eager to make up sessions she misses due to family, work or other conflicts.

That is what commitment is, and she didn’t consider herself “determined” or “disciplined”, but she has made it her priority to continue and to achieve her goals.

And it can from the decision, which literally means to cut off; so she cut off all other options and reasons or excuses for why she couldn’t and decided she would no matter what.

Now that it’s 2019, you probably thought of some habits you want to improve on, including health and fitness.

My advice to you is to focus on how to be better as you, and set behavior goals. An example might be, go for a run 5 times this month.

Another would be eating home cooked meals 5 days this week, or no ordering out this week (both will be healthier options and your wallet will be happy too).

Those are better than more general goals, like “eat healthier “ or “start going to the gym”. And goals like “lose 50 pounds” can have a negative impact on your mindset, if you don’t achieve them.

Set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound, SMART!

If you have fitness goals, we are here to help!

Have you decided yet to commit to you in 2019?

Fitness Trainer at D21 Fit Studio

David Bruce Martin

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