Are You Stuck in a Rut?
When we start on our road to physical awesomeness, it’s often that we get stuck in a rut. A lot of times we’ll stay in the ditch and never get out of it.
If you feel stuck, then ask yourself these questions, then honestly answer them:
1. Do you deserve the body you want?
Do you think you deserve a supreme body? Deep down most people don’t think so. They feel they haven’t suffered enough or it, worked hard enough for it, aren’t a good enough person, whatever.
I’ve worked with clients who see great results but stop training because they don’t feel worthy of their new fantastic bodies.
Deep down they don’t see themselves as super fit so they stop even with great results. At their core they still see themselves as flabby and weak.
The truth is that everyone deserves a supreme body. Even if you’ve neglected or abused it in the past, you still deserve physical awesomeness. You’ve changed your ways and now you’re on the right track, even if you fall off the wagon once in a while.
If you’re hungry, don’t you deserve to eat? Or if you’re cold, are you not worthy of putting on a coat? Same thing. Nothing can make you less worthy of something which is your natural right.
2. Are you impatient?
This is a big one. We all want instant results but that ain’t a gonna happen, especially if you’ve been inactive for a while. This is why the quick fix magic pills are so popular. They don’t work but they do give people hope of what they want – immediate results.
But if you stick to it, and look at the big picture, you will get there.
People don’t want to do what’s needed. The good news is that getting fit and strong isn’t as hard as people make it out to be.
Also, if you know that what you’re doing is working for you, then you will be patient and keep at it. Just enjoy the process and let your body become its supreme self in time. It’ll happen.
Just stay consistent and committed.
3. Are you having fun?
This is key. If you have exercise – and let’s face it, most people do – then you won’t be too successful.
Working out shouldn’t be work. Yes, there is effort but not drudgery.
I used to hate working out when I was training with weights. It truly was work. Going to the gym, dealing with the meatheads, doing exercises I hated, spinning my wheels. The only thing that kept me going was the fear of the alternative – getting skinnier, flabbier and weaker. But that only goes so far.
It’s a very fun, very effective, very quick way to fitness greatness. It’s not even like working out. It’s play.
Slowly introduce movement into your day. No strict routines if you don’t want to, just get out there and move around. Have fun, be alive, shed your humanness and problems, and just BE. Play.
Do you need to love exercise? No, but you can’t hate it. You’ve got to at least enjoy it on some level, even if it’s just for the knowledge that it’s making you lean and mean.
Honestly answer these three questions and you’ll get good insight into why you’re stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it. Then take the necessary steps to claim your rightful animal awesomeness.
All the best,