Working out, especially after signing off from your 9-5 job, may seem dreadful and impossible to do. You watch videos on the internet about fitness athletes telling you “Burn Belly Fat in this 10 Minute Workout”. You try them out and after a few workouts, you STILL LOOK THE SAME.
It sucks, doesn’t it? Now you’ve practically lost all motivation to train and get in shape. You now envy all those fitness athletes and models you see on social media and you just sit on your couch or bed feeling like a sloth.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Heck even I felt and been the same situation you’re in. But the one element I was missing was developing good HABITS.
A habit is formed when you do something repetitively. Some of my habits were (just to name a few):
- Staying up late till the early hours of the morning doing work/watching netflix/playing video games
- Ate junk food as soon as I got home from school or work
- Complained about everything that went wrong in my life
- Not using my time wisely
Now you may or may not relate to that list but the thing is that once I listed my habits that I thought were bad, I had a clear vision on what I needed to change. I did some research on the internet about working out and how to get started and also about eating the right foods.
So I cleaned up my bad habits and now they look like something like this:
- I reduced my time spent watching Netflix or playing video games and I now get adequate rest every night
- I replaced all my junk food at home with healthy snacks like fruits and nuts
- I took responsibility for my bad choices in life and I continue to work on them
- I spend most of my time learning and developing myself to be a better person
Cleaning up bad habits is that one factor that no one can run away from. No matter how hard you train, if you have bad habits you will never achieve your goals.
Even the greatest and most well known names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Muhammad Ali had to develop Good habits in order to achieve what they were able to achieve.
It doesn’t cost you money to change your habits but it doesn’t take effort and commitment to be a better person.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”