Creating Momentum: 5 Tips To Set You Up For Success

Aug 03, 2022

The most common obstacle I hear from people about getting started, is just getting there in the first place. Have you experienced this before? I used to do this to myself all the time, despite living less than a 5 min walk from the gym. I would start busying myself with house chores that could easily wait, and before I knew it my “leaving for the gym in 5 min” would actually be an hour plus later. Sometimes I’d can my session altogether saying it was “too late” for me to train. So how did I fix this?

One of the things I started paying attention to was WHY I was doing this to myself. Eventually I came to the conclusion that I didn’t believe I was a big enough priority. I knew I wanted to change this way of thinking but didn’t know how. I started looking at everything I was doing INSTEAD of getting to the gym and addressed those things head on so I truly had no excuse.

Here’s a few things that you can do RIGHT NOW to set yourself up for success.

1) Book it in.

Physically write your session down like you would with scheduling a doctor appointment. There’s power in putting pen to paper. Consider how this factors in to the rest of your day to account for busy times.

2) Make πŸ‘†πŸΌ a non negotiable.

Would you cancel on your doctor short notice, or just not turn up to work? I hope not, but in saying that, have the same mentality when it comes to YOU. Don’t cancel on yourself.

3) Think about what you require and need in order to have a great session.

Feeling flat? Caffeine! Can’t stand the gym tunes? Headphones!

4) Make it visible.

Especially if training early in the morning or right after work. This way you don’t have to find your stuff in the dark or not be prepared to change and get to it. Seeing your things waiting for you will serve as a reminder that you’re choosing to make a positive impact towards your health.

5) Give it 10.

Once you’re at the gym, if you’re still mentally kicking and screaming in defiance, then give it ten minutes and see if your perspective shifts. Allowing yourself to warm into the session will put you in the headspace of “I’m already here”. Get it done.

No one is going to do this work for you. You have to make it happen yourself πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ˜πŸ’ͺ🏼.

Thanks for reading,

Amanda Carroll