Focus less on the bigger picture and more on details. When you take continuous baby steps you will eventually be miles away from where you started....
What in the world am I talking about? How do baby steps connect to health and fitness?
Sometimes when we overthink the process of doing something, it becomes overbearing. The more complex the process presented to us, the likelier we will think:
"wow thats a lot,"
"thats too much"
"I'll never get through all of that"
"doubt I'll reach that point"
"I cant see myself making those changes,
"Gym everyday? I wont have time "
and the list goes on. Thats a bit of what my brain was fixed on when I initially started my weight loss challenge
So I was committed to changing my mind first before I focus on my body.I started taking the most trivial baby steps with my workouts and eating habits until I developed a routine. For example, i remember sitting on the couch watching a Martin marathon with my legs crossed like a pretzel, my stomach laid on my legs and breast on my stomach. You can bet I was feeling real sexy. Until I stopped thinking about how I felt and looked down at myself, got up, put both hands on the floor, both legs on the couch, and started doing elevated push ups. I got through 3 then the last round I pushed for 5. I did 2 reps. I mean real baby steps! 8 elevated push ups at 190 pounds made me feel rejuvenated. Then I sat back down and continued to watch my favorite 90's show.
I kept thinking about how I got through eight so decided to do it again the next time I watched TV. And again and again. Within 2 weeks I managed to do two sets of 10 elevated push ups. I felt the change in my body before I saw it. Thats what I call Strength and Mental defeat; focus on getting your mind there first with baby steps.
So do the smallest thing every day. Eliminate one cup of juice instead of drinking 3 cups until you eventually have 0 cups. Drink 1/4 gallon of water until you get through 1 gallon. Stop eating your last meal one hour earlier daily or weekly until your metabolism adjusts to your last meal being at 7pm. Get through 3 chair crunches daily until you adjust to doing 3 sets of 20. Hope this helps. Look forward to your feedback and results.