One of my favorite quotes is “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” There has never been a more accurate quote, but what happens if you become un-motivated before what ever you are doing becomes a habit?
Sometimes, no a lot of times people become discouraged or frustrated because reaching their goal is taking longer than they had expected. As a result they stop performing the specific actions that are needed to reach their goal and those actions do not become habits, which leads to nothing changing.
Therefore this post serves as a reminder that the health and fitness goals you choose should be part of a bigger picture, HEALTHY LIVING! Everything you are doing is a process, a lifestyle change, not a quick fix.
It is not going to happen over night or over a week, but it will happen if you stick with it, be patient and maintain an attitude (and behavior) that moves you in the right direction!
Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday was my Healthy Habits Workshop and it was truly inspiring to see participants focusing and opening up about their health goals! Everyone really connected and supported each other with pinpointing goals, designing plans and coming up with doable actions! A Sunday well spent!
The take home message here is “Yes You Can” train your brain to create healthy habits! Keep these 8 things in mind…
1) Specify the habit you would like to create.
2) Recognize the intentions and purpose of your habit.
3) Understand the value of adopting the new habit.
4) Repetition is key.
5) Be aware of warning signs and/or triggers.
6) Create a solid plan of actions.
7) Stay motivated in keeping the new habits.
8) Understand that creating new habits take time.
Go make some healthy habits and stop saying “I can’t” and start saying “I can!”
Happy Monday! I’m so excited to share with you that I will be offering a Healthy Habits Workshop on Sunday February 12 1:15 to 2:45 at Ride Oakland! Bay Area folks come join me as I help you develop a doable and sustainable plan for reaching your fitness goals as well as the skills needed to turn those goals into lifelong habits! More info below, plus a link to sign up!
Healthy Habits Workshop Sunday, 2/12
Getting fit, eating healthy and losing weight are consistently at the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions, but sticking to these goals can be tough. The Healthy Habits Workshop will help clients develop a doable and sustainable plan for reaching fitness goals and teach skills that will turn those goals into lifelong habits!
Donna Ricketts, MPH, a health coach and fitness educator who also happens to be one of our awesome RiDE instructors, will be leading this 90 minute workshop. Details and sign up below.
Sunday, 2/12 @1:15-2:45 pm
Happy Monday, better late than never! How has the New Year been treating you thus far? Has it been everything you were hoping in would be at this point?
Sometimes by now things can get a little challenging and you start to look for some motivation to help you stick to that exercise routine or meditation practice.
Be your own motivation, I AM MY MOTIVATION!
The way I do that is by paying attention to the small changes as well as the big changes, like eating 4 pieces of fruit a day consistently instead 2 or by finishing a 30-day fitness challenge. What ever it is I rejoice in the accomplishment and reflect on how I am feeling, which keeps me motivated to continue.
It’s the same with health coaching, I tell my clients all the time to look for and appreciate small accomplishments with regards to their health and stop looking for big results over night. Small changes can add up quickly!
How do you motivate yourself?