We all look for some magic sign, signal, moment, person, pill, et… that will galvanize us to make the necessary changes and take the actions we need to achieve our desires and goals. Do any of these sound familiar – “I am just waiting on…” or “I’m going to start on Monday,” or “It’s because he/she did not…” How many times have you said any of these statements?
Unfortunately, these are ways in which our brains trick us into instant gratification/satisfaction rather than doing the mundane daily work that provides no instant satisfaction needed to progress. This is the snooze button hit at 5 a.m., this is the hot Cheetos bag at the convenience store after work, this is the just one more beer on a Friday night.
The magic really happens when you master the mundane. This means getting used to that which is not exciting but is necessary. Consistency over time is what makes all the difference. It is when we are not that gets us all in a frenzy. See one bag of Cheetos, a beer or two on the weekend or one snooze button hit in the morning is not going to make a noticeably big difference in the grander scheme of things. It is when that one or two beers on a weekend now become Friday, Saturday, and Sunday six packs, Cheetos every now and then become and evening affair and when it becomes routine to hit the snooze button every day. This is when things become a real issue and we find ourselves 10/20/30/40 pounds over our goal weight and feeling like poop about ourselves.
This is where the mundane tasks of daily work on ourselves becomes important and embracing the “suck” to achieve our desired outcomes becomes critical. There is nothing fun about getting up early to workout, eating celery instead of Cheetos, and skipping a couple hours of fun time drinking with friends. It sucks to say no and to feel left out. The transition is a pain in the butt. The good thing is – it does become easier once you make the transition and habit formation occurs. It’s the will of the why that is the driver in this situation, and you need to want the desired outcome more than the current satisfaction.
Phoenix Soaring is starting Monday August 3rd, 2020 with an informational session on August 1, 2020 at 9 a.m. I am excited to be adding an educational piece in this challenge covering your why, cornerstone habit change, who are you, nutrition/exercise/recovery actions and how to sustain. I would love to have you join us for this program and if you know of others such as family members, co-workers and friends that would benefit I would appreciate you spreading the word.
If you need a more personalized approach with helping you on your journey, one of my world-class trainers are also available and are offering a free ½ hour planning session to go over your measurements, goals and develop a plan of action for you. You just need to reach out.
Remember team Start Strong, Stay Strong and Always Be eVOLV Strong!
Your Trainer – C.J. Chavez & Team eVOLV