Take Charge of Your Health
You want to take charge of your health but after a string of poorly planned yo-yo diets you don’t know where to start? I know that feeling all too well.
The issue with conventional diets is they constantly draw from our willpower reservoir. I know, it sounds strange, but there have been a number of studies done that prove we all have a limited amount of willpower.
The Power of Habit
Think about a change that you made recently, which turned into a lifestyle. Now think about one that failed. What were the differences? I’m willing to bet if you succeeded you either weren’t tempted to fail or if you were being constantly tempted you also had constant support.
Taking part in a Green Smoothie Challenge is designed for success. It doesn’t constantly require you to be fighting temptation. All it takes is a smoothie every morning (when your will power is the highest) for 30 days. It’s been generally accepted that it takes us 21-30 days to form a habit.
Once it becomes a habit, instead of a change you’re trying to make you’ll find yourself pulled to that task, as opposed to having to push yourself to it. Ask anyone who has a morning workout routine, and for many of us this seems impossible. How do you get up every morning at 5 am when the snooze button is right there?! Most times they’ll tell you it’s not that hard. It’s because this has become a habit, which eventually turns into a lifestyle change. At this point you’re drawn to the task.
Intermittent Goal Setting
If you really want to experience success (in any aspect of your life) the key is to dream big but start small. If you’ve never worked out before but want to lose 20lbs and gain muscle – start by walking three times a week. Eventually transition three times a week to four or five times a week. You’ll notice eventually this will turn into five jogs a week. Remind yourself of the end goal but remember to set intermittent goals. These goals will help keep you motivated. Most of our goals are difficult and require a certain level of commitment. Often times, we’ll hit a roadblock and if we haven’t been keeping track of our small wins it’s a whole lot easier to quit.