Have you sat down and actually looked at your daily habits? We all have them! They stick with us day in and day out. We have habits that serve us and habits that don't. They are basically automated once you have repeated them daily for a long period of time. Brushing your teeth, drinking your morning coffee, what you have for breakfast are probably going to look the same for you day in and day out because you no longer have to think about them, they are just automated.
I have been working on my daily habits or what I like to call 'rituals' for a long period of time now and they are honestly really hard to change. New habits are challenging to implement, you have to work at them for a long period of time. And much longer than the so called '21 days'.
You need the motivation and willpower to keep working at them for a long period of time. You also need the strength and determination to know that if you fail, you have to pick yourself up and try again. And the quicker you do this, the quicker you will get towards your goals. You need to treat it like an experiment. If it doesn't work that way, try this way instead.
This is the reason why I created My Fitness Theory. It was to make training 'easy' (not the actual workout itself). To create daily rituals over an 8 week period that help to make it run on auto pilot.
I know that if I can get up in the morning, get my workout done I can take on the rest of the day feeling energised, strong, confident and empowered. I have started my day off positive. I am working towards my fitness and health goals. It needs to be consistent so it becomes apart of my daily rituals. No external factors like weather, booked out fitness classes or 'besties' cancelling our Tuesday run will stop my motivation. It's mapped out, I am in control and I get it done.
If you know the real reasons as to WHY you want to implement certain habits into your day to day life, then, this usually makes it easier.
Really defining what habits you are currently doing day in and day out will help you work towards your life-time goals. Find out the ones that do serve your goals and focus on trying to take away the ones that don't.
I like to call the ones that do serve me "daily rituals" as I know these are going to help me achieve my life-time goals. Making small shifts daily can add up to a huge amount over a long period of time.
I have created a little download for you so that you can dive deeper into your daily habits. It's a little worksheet to help you focus on removing habits that don't serve your goals and adding in the ones that do. You can stick this on your fridge to remind you every single day of the rituals that are going to help you achieve your goals.
This smoothie is packed with goodness that will make you feel amazing inside and out. Contains proteins, fats and fibre to keep your blood sugars stable and to created satiety throughout the day.
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
1/3 Cup Cucumber
1/4 Cup Mint Leaves
1 Handful Spinach Leaves
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Cup Water
1 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder
Mix all together in a blender and enjoy.
New workout video on YouTube. This one is QUICK (16min), EFFECTIVE & a real BURNER. No equipment needed (except for a step) and its a real feel good workout. Have fun!