I constantly see people shedding weight, then gaining it all back again… and only in a years time period. Besides the fact that dramatic changes on the body can be harmful, the real missing link to people’s unsuccessful transformations is fully integrating habit changes!
I also see people hop on the “HEALTHY” band wagon FULL BOARD-ALL IN and hop back off again all within a few months, a short amount of time. I feel like generally speaking people know what healthy would look like for them. So when they get a sense of inertia they go from zero to one hundred. What if, we broke that amount of inertia (motivated energy) into 100 small fractions. And each day used it to accomplish one small task, like “get to the gym”. Focusing ONLY on one step forward.
The most lasting impact, that this slow integration pattern has is because when they go one step forward, then a day of failure is only one step backwards instead of the dramatic falling off the bandwagon.
There’s no lasting change when it comes fast, and leaves quicker, and is never integrated slowly or completely! Integrating change so that it stays is an art. It’s a different amount of time for every new habit or change, and it’s extremely circumstantial! Consider the goal of “leaning out”, which took me 8 years of consistent training and perfecting my diet. Each step I took gradually taught me a healthy and integrated lifestyle, and didn’t JUST transform my body. However, for someone else that exact journey could have taken one year, or 10 years. We are all different!
When a lifestyle change is fully integrated we can start working on a new change or new goal! Small steps help you build to your big goals! Sometimes you may need a little guidance and encouragement. That’s ok! If you’d like to work with me on these steps, I’m here for ya!
We can move slowly on something you’re working really hard on, and just focus in together! Try not to get caught up in the moment, because tomorrow you’ll be moving forward again. Over the course of training for the Games, just to make that one trip to the Games, I’ve had to perfect every area of my life. I have several tools to help you achieve your goals faster than if you were to do it alone!
Time is the key here. Don’t feel pressure for time, because the quality is more important that how quickly you accomplish it!