The Key: Measure Your Results
For years, people have talked to me about wanting to start a new habit...wanting to reach a goal. But so many of them have given one reason or another why they haven't reached that goal yet. In short, one common phrase that they give to me is "I don't have any motivation"
I hear this so frequently, but there is one thing that precedes motivation. This is something that so many forget...
The other day I was talking with a friend about her nutrition. We were talking about what to eat for dinner and I suggested that we go out for some food. She said, "I would like to, but I think I'm going to do ____ instead because it is a little better for me. I stepped on the scale today and I saw a number that I haven't seen in a long time and I would like to keep seeing them"
You see?! Success started her motivation! She was motivated to keep doing well and sticking to her nutrition plan because she was already seeing success!
Tell me that you haven't felt that way in the past as well! Can you think of a time when you had a little bit of success and wanted to keep going?
That is why it is so important for you to measure your results! Seeing a little bit of success can be the kick in the pants that you need to stay consistent and motivated for continued results!
Keep in mind, small changes are BIG wins early on! Losing a pound, saving $50 or taking baby steps is a big deal when you haven't done that before! Celebrate your big win (in a way that won't set you back again!)
You can do this! Measuring your progress is going to help you with your consistency and keep you on the journey you need and want to be on!
Keep it up! You are doing great!
P.S. How do you get success when you have no motivation?...DISCIPLINE!!! The discipline to stick to your routine when you don't want to or when others aren't...that is where REAL success happens! Keep it up!