I am not motivated all the time and I don’t expect you to be either.
That is why cultivating good habits around food and exercise is so important.
I remember what it felt like struggling to walk up the 1,000 steps.
I remember what it felt like to have a sore back all the time while studying/working and not exercising.
I remember what it felt like to be anxious in a big box gym, unsure how to do anything and worried people were looking at me.
𝐓𝐡is 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝗪𝐇𝐘 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭.
Having a positive association with food and exercise will encourage adherence. Aka how do you expect to continue doing something long term if your reason for doing it comes from a negative place or with a time limit?
Now when I think of nutrition and exercise:
• I think I’m proud of my physique for what it is capable of.
• I love how movement makes me feel.
• I love how meal prepping and cooking in general allows me to be creative and flexible while working towards my goals.
If you’d like to learn more about creating good habits I would highly recommend James Clear (@jamesclear ). Since being on his mailing list for the past 5 years I have learnt a lot and often refer to the ‘paper clip strategy’ and the importance of visual cues (schedule for the week on the fridge, checking things off as you go, keeping reminders in clear sight).
Don’t rely on motivation to get keep you going, rely on positive association with the actions and a good routine with healthy habits 🙌