Do me a favor and close your eyes for a second and imagine all of your goals have been achieved.
You look exactly how you want to look.
You feel exactly how you want to feel.
You have the relationship with food, exercise, and your body that you want to have.
You have the strength and confidence that you want to have.
All of it is yours.
Get very specific.
This isn’t some manifestation woo-woo crap.
I have no idea if any of that will actually come to fruition for you.
But, there’s a reason why this can be a valuable exercise.
What does the ‘ideal you’ look and act like?
Keep thinking about that person.
That person who got there.
Who achieved all of those things.
Now tell me what that person does on a daily basis.
This may sound weird but it’s the most important part.
Does that person train every single day? Or is it more like 3-4 times per week?
Does that person track every morsel of food? Or is it more intuitive and lifestyle-based?
Does that person eat carbs, sugar, fruit, cookies, pizza, ice cream on occasion? Or are those things off limits?
Does that person eat when they’re hungry? Or only during a 6 hour feeding window?
Keep digging …
What does that person do when he/she makes a bad decision? Does it spill over into future decisions? Or does the page get turned quickly?
What does that person’s internal dialogue sound like?
Do you see where I’m going with this yet?
That person is your answer.
If the ideal version of you doesn’t eliminate carbs … why are you going keto?
If the ideal version of you doesn’t fast … why are you fasting?
If the ideal version of you doesn’t track macros … why aren’t you on a path to phase out of tracking?
If the ideal version of you can make a mistake and turn the page quickly … why are you still allowing one poor decision to influence the next 7 decisions?
If the ideal version of you doesn’t restrict and deprive him or herself … why are you constantly seeking ways to restrict and deprive yourself?
That person is your answer.
I’m not saying that there are never times we do things for a short period as a means to an end.
But, often times those short term interventions are viewed as the long game and fall flat when it comes to sustainability.
So, what if you started to act in alignment with the person you want to become?
It’ll help you drown out the noise and eliminate distractions.
Diets are a distraction.
Believing there’s a magical solution out there is a distraction.
All or nothing thinking is a distraction.
Sometimes they get the best of us … which is why they are called distractions.
So we need an awareness mechanism to reset and reframe.
Use this strategy frequently.
Achieving your goals is easier with a coach.
Or get some accountability and have someone that can call you out when you’re allowing distractions to win.
Like a coaching program with a proven track record of success for accomplishing exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.
If you’re tired of struggling on your own … maybe it’s time to save yourself some stress and mental energy by investing in some help.
It’s an investment that always returns.
Just shoot me a message on FB so we can make sure you’re a good fit for our program.
The ideal you is waiting.