In a world of getting stronger, fitter and healthier, we all have our weaknesses that hinder our progress.
For the majority of people these weaknesses are habits, habits that need to be broken. A habit is a behavioural pattern that near enough becomes involuntary, so we perform it without thinking about it. For some this can be coming home from work, putting the TV on and grabbing a cuppa and a biscuit. Or feeling that mid-morning slump at work and grabbing a sugary treat for a “pick-me-up”
The change needs to come by doing something different, and getting out of the groove you’re currently in. For most people, changing their nutritional and physical habits is the way forward.
But how do you do it? How do you do it so you don’t end up feeling miserable, crashing and ending up binging on everything in sight?
The answer – Take it slow!
With nutrition you need to make small changes and slowly remove the bad habits, while replacing them with good habits. You’re far more likely to succeed with this approach, instead of going from one extreme to the other.
With exercise it is the same. You don’t go from zero sessions a week to training 6 times a week.
It’s way too extreme! Instead for both the nutrition and training you should start with something manageable. Allow some flexibility, and progressively over time you work on replacing your current routine with a new, healthier habit that will benefit your goals.
Think of some small, manageable changes you could make to your daily routine which will help you to break the habit, and become healthier.
As always, feel free to get in touch if you’ve got any questions, or need any help.