Procrastination: The one thing that’s stopping you from losing weight

May 21, 2017

 

 

I’ve been personal training for quite some time now; I talk to people from all walks of life, but there’s one thing I see and hear over and over, which I know is holding people back from achieving what they really want out of life: it’s called procrastination.

 

People will say, “I’ll start doing XYZ when I’m a bit fitter’’, ‘’I’ll start that new diet when I’ve got a quiet month with no social events’’, or, ‘’I’ll start working out again once it’s less busy at work."

 

You won’t believe how often people say these things to me.

 

What is everyone waiting for? Are we waiting for life to go away so we can start looking after ourselves? The fact is that work will never get less busy, you’ll never have a quiet month with no social events, and you’ll never get fitter unless you start doing something… anything!

 

People are putting off something which could literally be life changing because they are procrastinating.

 

Health and fitness should be something that we do as part of our lives, not instead of having a life.

 

Then, once we eventually get started, we’ve got the daily procrastinations around diet and exercise (trust me I still battle with this as a personal trainer of 5 years!).

 

‘’Shall I workout today or shall I just leave it until tomorrow?’’, or, ‘’I’m too tired to exercise this morning, I’ll do it later on.’’

 

This stuff is all madness, and believe me that I sympathise if you are experiencing this right now. It’s hard to break the pattern but there is a way!

 

Let me introduce you to a concept called ‘The 5 Second Rule’’. No, not the one about eating food that you’ve dropped on the floor, but one that will stop you procrastinating and get you taking action instead.

 

Once you arrive at an idea, your brain is wired to start introducing doubt and excuses after 5 seconds have passed. Unless you take action within those first 5 seconds, doubt and excuses come along, and you end up procrastinating. The 5 Second Rule works on the principle that if you take immediate action on your current thought within the first 5 seconds, then you will commit to getting it done. Read more about it here and how it can transform your life - https://melrobbins.com/the-5-second-rule/.

 

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Stop waiting for the perfect time because it might never arrive.

 

Take action.

Get started now.

Before it’s too late.

Especially if you don’t feel like it.

 

If you are ready to take action and get started on creating a healthier and happier life for yourself, get in touch with us on 0117 403 7600 or email info@efitbristol.co.uk for your free consultation. 

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