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If You Want to Lose Weight & Get Fit, Show Up for Yourself

If You Want to Lose Weight & Get Fit, Show Up for Yourself

Picture this. You’re tired and counting down the minutes until you can get into bed. But your kitchen is a mess. It’s on your chore list, but you’re just so sleepy. You think “Perhaps I can skip it this one time.” And yet you instinctively know that if you don’t do it now, it won’t get done. In fact, it will only get worst. Plus, if you don’t keep the commitment to yourself now, it’ll be easier to break that commitment again. We’ve all been there.

Apply that to your workouts and meal prep.

Ever notice how they can feel like a chore when you’re tired or busy or stressed? And yet, once you’ve DONE it, you find out it wasn’t so bad. In fact, once it’s over and you feel your blood pumping through your veins after your workout or you have a week’s worth of meals ready to grab and go, you feel really good about yourself! You may even feel proud for powering through.

The truth is this: you have to show up, even if it’s just for yourself. ESPECIALLY if it’s for yourself, because that helps you show up even better for others. It’s no different than workouts you want to skip, or the treats you’re tempted to sneak in. The more you let things slide, the easier it is to keep doing so. They don’t call it a “slippery slope” for nothing.

Abolish Slippery Slope Thinking

We’ve all said these things to ourselves before:

  • “Skipping my workout today won’t make a real difference, anyway.”
  • “I’ll get back at it tomorrow.”
  • “I’m really tired/hungry/stressed because work was crazy today. I just want to go home and relax … with a glass or two of wine.”
  • Just one more cookie won’t matter.
  • “It’s so dark out this morning. I don’t want to get out of bed.”

Obviously, you will HAVE to miss a workout or change up your nutrition sometimes. Maybe you’re sick or have an important family commitment. Life happens. But here’s the question: Are you showing up for yourself the way you promised? No one says every workout has to be a record setter – but our San Jose personal trainers would argue that the workouts you don’t want to do (or those diet temptations you find hard to overcome) are the MOST important to conquer.

Show Up Consistently

When you show up, youp strengthen another set of “muscles.” … your motivation, your confidence in yourself, and your inner knowing that when the chips are down, you CAN count on YOURSELF to get the job done! And that’s pretty amazing… even if it’s something small like cleaning the kitchen. (which as you can see isn’t really that small, after all.)

Stronger for Today,

The Method3 Fitness Team

The Method3 Fitness blog is updated weekly. All content is designed to improve the way you move, eat, and think so you can achieve your goals and live stronger for today. Check back here each week and LIKE our Fan Page, to stay up to date on the latest tips, strategies and methods to get fit, lose fat, and build confidence. Ready to get started with us? Click here to get a free week of workouts!



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