We can all look back at one point in our life when we were winning! Yes that’s right when you felt in your prime and on top of the world, everything was falling into place and you looked and felt incredible. You were on the right path and life was playing out exactly how it should be.
Are you losing your mojo?
Then something changed – there was a small loss of focus, a change of priorities or simply the foot was let off the gas just a little too much and where you were slowly started to slip away. You didn’t really notice, or actually maybe you did but you chose not to acknowledge it and before you know it you are in a place that you really don’t want to be in. Now that you are here, you question how you could have let this happen plus how you can get back to where you were!
When you arrive at the place you don’t like, it’s hard to see the way out, and this can often lead to self-destructive behaviours as you sabotage any attempt to move forward.
Reclaiming your motivation
To reclaim your mojo, ask yourself what caused it to fade as this provides the key to preventing being thrown off track again. Something was either missing or trying to be avoided that caused comfort to be sought through mindless eating. Has the void been filled? It cannot be left unaddressed as ugly old habits will rise again. The key to breaking these habits is to create new ones.
Losing your mojo will leave you feeling faded, dull and unmotivated. This will only stop when the pain of where you are now is greater than the discomfort of taking the necessary steps to change. Remember only you can do it, you need to decide when enough is enough and draw the line in the sand. Revisit the time when you felt amazing, how is your life different now to then? Learn to love yourself and set small goals each day and rather than look at the whole journey look at each day individually.
Build and grow your mojo
Once the decision is made stick to get back on track, stick to it like glue and build momentum to carry you forward. Energy creates energy so keep moving in the right direction and you will soon notice that those small steps feel like a piece of cake and rather than wanting to eat a whole cake you can’t wait to get to the gym, go for a run or down a green smoothie. Congratulate yourself on the small steps forward that you make.
There really is no secret, you know what to do so stay focused on your goal and embrace the feelings of vitality. Celebrate the drops on the scales and the progress made as your clothing becomes looser, exercising becomes easier and you start to feel healthier. Create your lifestyle around these healthy habits to grab hold of your mojo tightly and then shine bright!
Author CJ’s Fitbumps – CJ is a pre and postnatal holistic health coach, group exercise instructor, personal trainer, nutrition expert and author of The Winning Physique. She provides specialist pre and post natal fitness classes and coaching at Riverside Ice and Leisure as well as offers one to one personalised health coaching programs lifestyle consultations and personal training. Find me at www.cjsfitbumps.com, email me via [email protected] or call me 07557683770.