There's and old-fashioned piece of wisdom. that I find incredibly motivating … and you’ll probably resonate with this, too.
So this piece of wisdom dates back at least a century … and while it might seem like it only applies to chores around the house …
it actually applies to any big change you want to make in your life.
Since we’re at the start of a new year, I thought it was pretty timely to talk about it now.
“It’s easier to clean a clean house.”
On the surface, that seems too simple and obvious to be meaningful … but hang with me!
What it really means is that the small things you do CONSISTENTLY are what make the most difference!
Not see-sawing back and forth between doing nothing and doing everything.
Let’s say you’re looking to make big changes in your health or fitness this year.
Rather than punishing yourself with long, hard workouts, deprivation diets, or overhauling your entire life that’s impossible to stick to …
It means STARTING WHERE YOU ARE.
Don’t expect yourself to go from not working out at all and eating whatever you want to eating right for your goals and working out every day!
Instead, work on SLOW AND STEADY PROGRESS. Baby steps.
This way it won’t feel like you have a HUGE mountain to climb.
You’ll feel great about your progress, and you’ll be AMAZED at the improvements you make!
There’s nothing more motivating than that.
But even better, as you gain momentum you’ll start to do more – and it will feel EASIER.
PLUS: This approach makes it easier to keep up with your new habits over time. (aka easier to clean a clean house!)
What motivates YOU? Write it down in your journal an review it frequently on your fitness journey.