“How many times have you lost those 5 pounds (or more) only to have them creep back on?” or “I’ll try that new diet/gym/exercise – maybe that will work for me?” or countless other bargains and demands that we make on ourselves to get where we think we want to be.
Have you done this before? Or maybe you’ve done it over and over and over…?
You’re not alone.
2/3 of women who lose weight on a diet gain it back (and more) within 2 years. And, it’s not that you’re a bad dieter, it’s because diets don’t really change you.
Diets don’t change YOU, and more importantly they miss out on the one and ONLY way to make lasting changes, which is…
Changing your habits.
Yes, we know it sounds completely unsexy and boring and so obvious. It can be really hard to believe that slowly but surely changing your habits over the long-haul is the way to go, but it absolutely is! How many times have you gotten on and fallen off the proverbial wagon only to swear that you’ll do better next time?
Identifying behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts – in detail – is a key step to making real change. Change efforts fail because you don’t realize that you have to be more clear on why you do what you do and how the events play out as you take an action that is not in your best interest.
You will only create real change by taking a very honest look at how you got where you are, what it will take to get what you WANT and a smart, methodical approach to hacking those habits.
Put pen to paper. Plan how you’ll re-work that habit you’d like to change.
Change does happen but it’s not always easy. Be the exception.
Written By: Cate and Kendra of Artemis Fitness
Kendra Sowers and Cate MacLachlan are certified personal trainers and co-owners of Artemis Fitness in South Burlington. Artemis is an all-womens training center, founded 2 years ago with the intention of providing a gym designed to help women set and meet their fitness goals in an environment that is safe, supportive and nonjudgmental.
For more information on Artemis Fitness or Cate and Kendra, please click here: http://artemisfitnessvt.com