My health philosophy has always been "long term consistency beats short term intensity". In the end health is about balance. It is not two super health weeks that count, it is two years that. Its an accumulation of healthy choices over your lifetime that results in you living a longer, healthier happier life. However, after 3 days on my Sol Juice Cleanse I have come to realise that sometimes we need a "kickstarter". I needed a kickstarter to kick my food cravings to a curb and with 2 days to go I can't wait to share with you guys my progress and how I feel after 5 days of pure discipline.
Kickstart Your Summer with 10 Classes in 15 days. Here is something that will kicks out butt into gear, maybe make you realise what bad habits you have formed in regards to exercise (eg. setting an alarm only to snooze it 5 times and not get up to exercise in the morning) and force you into new good habits.
Habits of People that Lose Weight and Keep Fit
Research shows that most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year of losing it. Must of the rest will regain it in the following 3 years.Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight and keeping fit boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active. But actually doing that can be tough.
Here is the punchline. We make more than 200 food decisions a day, and most of these appear to be automatic or habitual, which means we unconsciously eat without reflection, deliberation or any sense of awareness of what or how much food we select and consume. Same goes for movement, if you are living a sedentary life much of your lifestyle is habitual, and research shows that habitual behaviours override our best intentions.
Getting healthy, losing weight and keeping fit is all about reinforcing healthy habits.
Imagine each time a person goes home in the evening, they eat a snack and sit on the couch scrolling through facebook. Whey they first eat the snack and partake in the activity a mental link is formed between the context (getting home) and their response to the context (eating a snack & "relaxing"). Every time they subsequently snack and "relax" in response to getting home, this link strengthens, to the point that getting home prompts them to eat a snack and scroll through facebook. This is how a habit forms.
The point is. You can form new habits you just need something that prompts change. A new routine, and enough discipline to form a bond between a context (the alarm going off) and your response to the context (getting up to exercise). It can be done. You are not alone in feeling helpless in forming new habits, it is just up to you to reach out and start something new!