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Now that it's the new year, we're all coming out fresh with goals and ideas for ourselves and how we're going to make this year great. We feel like we have it all.
But once we hit mid January, our fiery will and inspiration has been lost. Why is that so? How can we be so excited about a goal or idea and then it's gone from our minds?
Health and wellness is a journey that can't be completed in 2 weeks. There is no end and we have to constantly work towards bettering ourselves.
As you listen to this podcast, Rob shares his own struggles with finding himself on his health journey and he's not done yet either. Discovering good nutrition and creating habits to exercise through out the week takes time and motivation.
We can't give up on our health goals so easily. We need to discover our inner confidence if we want long-term results.
"We have to accept that it's going to be a journey to be healthy. The process is the result." - Rob Dionne
Our health journey is like a roller coaster ride. As the ride clicks towards the sky and highest point of the ride, these clicks are like your health goals. All these habits and things that you do to get healthy help push the momentum forward until you're on top of the roller coaster ride.
Once you're on top of the ride and you go over, it shouldn't feel like you need much effort to move forward and stay healthy.
Quick fix diets like cleanses won't help you stay healthy for life. This is like being shot out of the cannon and nothing happens afterwards. But if you make healthy habits to eating nutritious foods, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and exercise, then your health journey continues onward for life.
"You should become so comfortable with your new health habits that you don't even have to think about doing them." - Rob Dionne
To help you build your momentum and become motivated to work towards getting healthy, simply start by creating good habits. These habits should be as effortless as brushing your teeth or checking your email right away in the morning.
Choose easy tasks to make into habits such as:
Unfortunately, we can't go from being unhealthy to health at the drop of hat. Just like any other new changes we have to go through in life, being healthy takes effort and patience. Think of it like preparing for a marathon. You would never go run a marathon next week without any experience (unless you're Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother and we all know how he finished the NYC Marathon)
If you're going to run a marathon, you have to prepare by running a couple of miles until you're comfortable to add more and help your body get into peak racing condition. Health is the same, you can get healthy by take small, easy steps.
The main point of the story is that it takes time to get comfortable with anything new. The most important part is that you're trying. Your effort is all that matters to help you get healthy and get to where you want to be.
"Start by choosing one thing that you know its going to improve your life if you're doing just one thing every day." - Rob Dionne
These habits should be easy to accomplish every day like drinking 20 oz each day or going to the gym 3 times a week. Over time, you'll want to do more and more and set new goals for yourself and be farther ahead with your health than you ever were before.
Once you're comfortable with one healthy habit, it's easy to move onto the next challenge.
There are 52 weeks in the year. If you try to add one new habit every 1-2 weeks, you'll be able to accomplish so much by the end of the year!
One way to help you keep track of up to 6 habits is by downloading and using the Streaks App. When you complete a healthy task, just swipe a streak. This will help you to create and build onto good habits with the goal of trying to not break the streak.
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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob
8:00 Find momentum and confidence by changing your mindset
13:00 Commit yourself to making small, healthy habits that last a lifetime.
21:00 It takes time to get comfortable with something new
25:20 Get motivated and passionate about one thing
34:00 Make changes in your life that are you can accomplish
39:50 The app, Streaks, to help you build good habits
44:00 Closing comments with Rob
48:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 131- How to Build Momentum: Simple Strategy for Getting Started! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!