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This tends to be very frustrating for me.
I have listed down some specific action steps that I would follow when I start asking myself “What’s holding you back?”
Try it out for yourself and tell me how it had helped.
Did you binge eat during your reunion or your birthday?
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Did you suddenly feel that you’ve lost your motivation?
Put in on paper, that way, it would be easier for you to see how it all started.
Doodle if you must, just think, and learn from it.
Usually, there’s a reason or two that triggered it.
It may be an issue on poor time management, loss of focus, or just plain laziness.
Fitness is a journey of self-awareness. The earlier you pinpoint it, the better.
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For me, this usually takes the form of a slice of a blueberry cheesecake or a whole bag of chips. Sounds familiar?
There are lots of reasons why that happens, and almost all of them have to do with past experiences, negative self-talk and toxic beliefs.
We need to sort this out so that the sabotaging behavior can be stopped.
Connect the dots backward and figure out what went wrong – maybe you just need to try a different method, or attack a previous method from a different perspective.
Look for current habits of things you already do without fail, and use them as a reminder for those you would like to build up again.
In the cheesecake example, I could replace that with a delicious salad offering at my favorite coffee shop. Snacking with fruits rather than chips would be another replacement.
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Another thing for me, is that, I enjoy looking at the sunset in our balcony. I could incorporate movement of doing 30 reps of squats after the sun sets, or maybe that bike ride that goes directly to the gym.
It may sound crazy, but you all know what I mean.
Do this for 30 days until it becomes a new habit with the existing trigger.
Now that you’ve figured it out, time to roll-up your sleeves and make sure it won’t take you down again and hold you back like it used to.
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With this in mind, I can be assured that, the more I stay true in my fitness journey, the more self-aware I am to handle various challenges that I may face in my day to day activities.