Not knowing enough about your goal is one of the biggest challenges you face when trying to achieve the goal.
Just showing up at a gym, and trying to think back to those days, long ago in gym class when you were forced to exercise as a child as your barometer for exercising effectively and safely is not the best way to begin this adventure. Folks, for most of us, that was a long long long time ago.
I’ll say this once. Cut the cord, and let it go of the past. The old days are gone and changing paradigms are all about looking toward the future. It’s time for a new beginning. Letting your ego get in the way and paying the price for it later is not an option here, and it can come at a heavy price in the form of jeopardizing key relationships, or in this example, life-changing injuries.
I do a fair amount of health coaching these days and one of the biggest challenges clients seem to have (mostly men for some reason) is starting slow and building up to a more suitable routine.
The solution is to take the time to educate yourself.
Whether it is beginning a new exercise program, or making changes elsewhere in your life, educating yourself on the process before you begin, is key. Take the time to learn everything you can about what you are endeavoring to change. Whether through books, attending a workshop, or hiring a professional coach (or trainer), do what you can to educate yourself, so you are better able to approach your new paradigms and behaviors in the most powerful and productive way possible.
To make lasting behavioral changes and to truly make your resolutions stick, you must:
- Be Open to Change
- Be Intentional and Aware of Your Self-Talk
- Focus on Your Circle of Influence
- Power Through Setbacks
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