Two Powerful Techniques to Help You Stick to Your Diet or Your Training
If you’re trying to lose weight and get into shape, then no doubt you’ll have some kind of training program and diet to follow. This is the best way you can structure your efforts such that you will be able to see measured results and it gives you clear and defined goals to try and meet.
Only problem is, most training programs and diets aren’t exactly fun to stick to. If they were, we’d already be eating healthily and working out regularly and we’d never be out of shape in the first place!
With that in mind then, you’ll sometimes need to find ways to motivate yourself to keep training and this can be the difference between success and failure. Read on and we’ll look at some of the best ways you can keep your enthusiasm up when you feel it start to wane.
Carry a Picture
Carrying a picture in your wallet of your desired body shape is a great way to focus yourself. Ideally, this should be something that’s realistic and attainable for you – and a good starting point then is to aim for a shape that you’ve been in the past. If you used to be in the shape you want to be then that’s the perfect target to go for an ideal picture to slip in your wallet.
Make a Chain
You can also try using a technique that’s referred to as ‘not breaking the chain’. What this essentially means, is that you’re going to creating a visual chain of your successful days that will provide a visual incentive to keep trying. Take your calendar then and for every day that you stick to your program, put a cross on the day. If you break your diet or skip your training, then no cross for you.
Over time, you’ll see that you have a long chain of Xs building up in a row and this can be immensely satisfying. Your goal now is simple: don’t break that chain!
While it might seem strange, once you’ve built up a nice long list of Xs it can be surprisingly hard to knowingly break that sequence. As such, you’ll potentially find it much easier to stick to your goals and to not cut corners!
These are just two techniques you can use that can make training and dieting that much easier – give it a go!