Experiencing ups and downs, highs and lows is part of everyone’s life and everyone’s fitness journey is no exception. You most likely will not always be at your 100%. There will be times you are going through emotional obstacles and you need friends and family to lean on.
In order to create a healthy life style you need a support system as well. When you are tired, or you are not seeing any significant results of your efforts in short-term you are going to need a positive support system who can remind you of what you need to do, and pull you forward.
People who have a support system, be it their coach, or their friends and family are most likely to create a healthier life-style compared with people who do not.
Make your goals public with your friends and family, however only choose positive and supportive people and tell them what you are trying to achieve. Not all support systems are created equally.
Here at Empowered Recreation we have a full community of people that show up and support each other and it is a fantastic experience to be a part of. If you are looking to make some positive changes in your life, come in and tell me about it. Let me help you put a plan together that takes you step by step on a path to reach your goals. That is what the complimentary Your Ideal Body Breakthrough Session is all about at the bottom of this page.
1 Tool for your personal support system (From Mindset & Love Class)
None of the changes you make are going to be beneficial if you are not kind to yourself, and if you do not have a positive attitude towards yourself. So a tool that I strongly recommend you put to use for yourself is the positive only journal.
Add the positive things about your life and goals in it every day, so that your are leaning into the positive and so that you can go back to it when you are having a less than perfect day.
It works like this:
Suppose you had an ice-cream today that you aren’t feeling very good about, but it tasted so good and you worked really hard yesterday, do not write it as a set-back, write it as something that you got to treat yourself, but with a reminder that you are not going to treat yourself everyday with ice-cream.
There is a lot of power in the way you frame things for yourself. You can be limited by your language or you can be empowered, all depending on the words you use.
So keep track of what you are eating, build a support system for yourself, and most importantly be kind to yourself to see positive changes in your life!