Did you know that procrastination is a habit? When there’s something you know you should do, but you choose not to do it immediately… you make it more likely that you’ll procrastinate again in the future.
Action and initiative are also habits. Every time you take quick and decisive action… you make it much more likely to take action again in the future!!
Habits are Powerful
A habit is an automatic behavior pattern that you perform with little or no conscious thought because repetition has embedded that behavior in your subconscious mind. Nearly all the actions you take every day are habits… the time you get up in the morning, what you eat for breakfast, the route you take to work each day, and so on.
Habits are like swift currents; it’s easy to let them sweep you downstream, but it’s very difficult to swim upstream… against the flow. That’s why you must develop good habits that move you in the direction you want to go. Good habits are difficult to form, but once formed, they are just as difficult to break as bad habits. Bad habits are easy to form because you don’t have to do anything to form them – you create them by default. Just choose to do nothing, and you begin developing inaction and procrastination as habits.
Some of you abandoned your exercise and nutrition programs completely this past holiday season. I don’t understand why anyone would completely “take a break” from health and fitness. Even on your free day, you still have structure… you don’t just eat what you want, when you want (or at least you shouldn’t). Maybe you’re having a few sinful meals, but still keeping your portions to a minimum and eating every three to four hours apart. I know that many of you choose to exercise on your free day. If you have a goal, any goal, why not do all that you can, every moment that you can, the best that you can, for as long as you can?
If you put your nutrition and exercise on “pause”, you will lose your momentum. Think about what Sir Isaac Newton taught us: “An object in motion tends to stay in motion.” On the contrary, it takes ten times the amount of energy to create momentum (to get started back on your program), once you’ve lost your momentum!! It sounds easier to stay on track, doesn’t it??
Newton also taught us that “every action has a reaction.” meaning, if you chose to eat unhealthy foods and miss workouts there will be a price to pay. And that price will be at the expense of your energy, your health, your self-esteem and even your ability to focus. But, if you choose not only to continue but, even increase your personal improvement… you will generate the force to continue putting in effort. In return, your body will respond positively by providing you with: energy, clarity and continued progress towards your ultimate health and fitness goals.
The roots of a habit are formed in as little as 21 days. This positive momentum will in turn create a habit that you can carry on throughout the entire year!! You’ll put yourself in the group of winners who get in shape and stay in shape all year long.
I’m going to put you on the spot…
Today, at this very minute I’m going to ask you to make a choice. Because achieving your health and fitness goals or any worthy endeavor begins with a conscious decision to:
- Value and care for yourself by making the right decisions when pressured by the negative influence of others
- Struggling over your own temptations and shortcomings
Results are the best measurement of human progress. Not conversation. Not explanation. Not justification… RESULTS!! And if your results are less than your potential suggests that they should be, then you must strive to become more today than you were yesterday.
The greatest rewards are always reserved for those who bring great value to themselves and the world around them as a result of whom and what they have become.
Take a moment right now to set some clear and achievable goals for YOU and take the first step!! You will be less likely to be affected by the influence of others and your resolve will be strong.
You have daily opportunities to make improvements and build upon your momentum. Make a resolution to be the best you can be every day, because the best way to predict your life in the year 2017, is to create it by obtaining a leaner, healthier you.
Finally, if you are not a member of our Success Meals healthy meal delivery program and are trying to make the right decisions about your dietary habits, consider making an appointment to see a registered dietitian. They can look over your eating habits and help identify what areas you need to focus on. He or she can pick up on emotional reasons for your excess weight and provide you with strategies to replace the need to binge or eat sweet, unhealthy foods.
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