For some reason we love quotes from people and often make them “truths” without knowing the origin nor science behind them. How often have you heard “no pain, no gain” suggesting that anything good you want in life is very difficult to come by. Do you now who said it? Do you know why she/he said it? More importantly, do you know that believing it has set you up to experience it… there is a better way!
Come for a run with me so that we can talk about it…
You are worthy of achieving your goals, so stop making them impossible. Instead of aiming to lose 30kg to reach your goal weight in three months, how about focusing on losing 2.5kg next month! Lose 2,5kg every month and in only 1 year you will reached your goal weight! Or instead of implementing a strict budget, how about trying to spend R500 less on your credit card this month and in two months you set a new limit. In only 1 year you will have R6000 less on your credit card!
So when you take on change – go small, go fun, go enjoyable. Forget about the pain, your are worthy of the gain!
Even when I take on a big event (aka 250km in the desert) and I don’t have years to train (but only 3 months), I start in the same place. Small and loving it. I have learned over the years how to quickly increase intensity without increasing the pain, thus keeping my excitement, love and motivation in tact! I can teach you how 🙂