I think it’s safe to say that everyone experiences the point in their fitness or nutritional journey where giving up begins to overpower perseverance. This can be especially true if the results we desire do not come as quickly as we want them to. We start to downplay our goals, cheat on our schedules and simply think that our dreams are not attainable. It is at times like this when our foundations become so important. Having something to reflect back on can be one of the best things to push you through whatever ditch is keeping you from accomplishing your goals.
I wrote in an earlier post about the importance of building a foundational “safety net” to fall back on when we start to lose sight of the finish line. Whether it’s a picture, list or something else, I can’t emphasize enough how necessary it is to have a method of reminding yourself of why you’re even on this journey to begin with. We cannot let our self-doubt keep us from accomplishing what we set out to do. A small reminder everyday can really make a big difference in the long run. Even something as simple as saying your self-mantra every morning can really help keep our negative thoughts away from our dreams. Something I like to do is keep an inspiring quote on my mirror so that when I look at myself every morning, I feel confidant and encouraged. Whatever motivates you to continue on, find a way to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Making motivation a habit will help prevent you from hitting rock bottom and keep you moving forward.
So whether your just starting out, halfway done or at the end of your health journey, I highly encourage everyone to find a small motivational task that can be done every day. Keep yourself from loosing sight of your end goals. If you still loose sight, build a strong foundation that will get you back on track. Regardless of the method you choose, perseverance is something that must be maintained.