“I’m not good at planning meals, preparing food, logging my food, doing workouts, taking my pictures, taking my vitamins, planning my protein intake, and when I do make a plan, I don't follow it!"
I'm not good at that!
Does this thought frequently creep its way into your mindset?
Stop saying that!
It’s not true.
Most people, including myself, often feel this way. More on why is explained below.
You can watch people around you are achieving and think, "why am I not achieving the same success?"
This feeling creeps in, and you actually start believing it’s true. But it's not and the only way is to keep doing the simple tasks even though you don't feel like it.
The only reason you aren't good at it, is because you have not been doing it! Ever heard of the "10,000 hour rule"? You get good at things because you keep doing them until you get good at it.
It is UNCOMFORTABLE to do that. It's not fun. It takes up time that you could be doing something more enjoyable.
The more time we spend, within reason, in the uncomfortable zone, the faster we learn. There is a sweet spot for how much time you need to spend there, and how much time still need the comfort zone.
You either want the results enough to do the uncomfortable things, or you don't. Maybe your sense of urgency isn't great enough yet for you to do the tasks even if you don't feel like it. You would rather live in your comfortable zone, doing what you already do, because that's what you feel like doing instead. If so, then learn to happy with where you are at and that you won't change.
If you want a different result, then you have to do different things. You will spend much more time in the "uncomfortable zone", but then you'll get good at those things and they will be the new comfort zone.
This applies to anything, even your fitness goals.
This means you will have to STOP READING and START DOING!
This applies to my friends like Patty, Mendy, Jennette, and Mina who got out of their comfort zone in the last year and started getting involved in our little private forum. I've seen each of them progress greatly in several ways.
It was this way for me too, regarding all the fitness tasks and even workouts. I was not a natural. I was not good at any of it. The only thing I was good at regarding these things was "I love good food!" That's it. I have probably spent more than 10,000 hours by now, over the last 40 years. I didn't really achive the physique I wanted until about 30 years in, because I didn't have the tools you have right now. You don't have to wait so long, you just have to be willing to do the work.
You have door number one or door number two. You do the task and you are on the way to the results you want. Or you don't do the task and you do not get the results you want. Can you open each door and peek a glimpse of yourself on the other side. It might be a long path to the results, but you can get there if you keep doing the tasks to get there.
If you want to dig into how and why this works this way, read "7 ways to become a master at anything."
Now, what tasks will you do today, even if you "aren't good at that!"?
I help people every day, 24x7, 365 days a year in the 1st Phorm App. This is not because it's easy, but because it's the choice I've made to do those little tasks every day that anyone is capable of doing.
If you are truely ready to take the steps through the door that gets you results, message me here at Nibbles-Fitness and we can get started on that journey together. Are you really ready? Are you willing to do things that are uncomfortable to change your life? Then let's go then! What are you waiting for? 🎶💞🎵