Avoid the training traps
Give yourself time, exercise what you like, and let desire control. How to avoid the training traps, seven common traps on the road to good training habits.
1. Create time for change:
Problem: You can’t cope or forget to free up time – and get air – to benefit from exercise, new habits and behavior.
Solution: remove commitments, lower yourself requirements for what to do. Map your everyday life. What do you spend time on an ordinary day, hour by hour?
What hours does content like you have:
have to do?
expected to do?
do without knowing why?
From this survey, can you see what you are removing or changing to create more room for healthy choices?
2. Grow motivation:
Problem: You think it should go easy and do not understand why you do not succeed when “everyone else does”.
Solution: Take your health project seriously by setting aside time and energy to change your habits. The motivation grows if you complete it even if you don’t feel like it. This means that you have to create a structure and framework to start the motivation, which will later accelerate by itself.
Do something you like
3. Find the right form of exercise:
Problem: You focus more on results than on desire and process.
Solution: Focus on the types of exercise you like, work out where you enjoy it, avoid the gym if you don’t like it. For many, the satisfaction of training will be significantly greater if they simply follow the emotions, are more spontaneous and the trainer is just right.
Set aside a couple of weeks to try different types of exercise, touch on you at different times throughout the day. It’s hard to know what you like when you haven’t tried it!
4. Make it easy:
Problem: You seek resistance and friction rather than what is easily felt because you believe that what is easy is worth less than what is difficult.
Solution: You can get good results from exercise, exercise, and new habits without having to do things that are uncomfortable, as long as you do something at all within a few weeks. Exercise doesn’t have to be tedious to produce results. Many people think that the more, the harder and the more sweaty, the better. But seeking effect rather than resistance is more sustainable in the longer term. This probably means that any exercise program that is sold as the most optimal, most efficient and fastest to get in shape is not going to change your everyday life in the long run.
15 minutes each day equals 5 -6 years longer life
5. Paint the driving force.
Problem: You set unrealistic goals.
Solution: Think about how you want your dream life to look. Can you find momentum there to make small changes to your lifestyle?
Having a picture of their goal is important for any type of motivation. It can be in the form of a feeling you want to have on Sunday night, a scene that takes place inside you, managing to spend a whole day on the ski slope with your children, or being painless in the back during the workday.
Find the image of your goal rather than a specific exercise or diet goal.
6. Vary your training:
Problem: You do as you usually do and therefore run the risk of getting bored.
Solution: Vary your workout and everyday exercise. Work out in different places, vary your snacks, and think about how often you need to shift your focus to stay motivated. Find help in a training program.
There are rules for how exercise or physical activity should take place, look or be. If you have failed many times in the past, try to do the opposite this time!
7. Get help from the outside world
Problem: You think that your own motivation and drive for change should be enough without you having to make any changes in your immediate environment.
Solution: As long as you have the same partner and friends, shop in the same store and work in the same place, it will be difficult to change your behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Training discipline or character is difficult, perhaps even impossible for many. Changing the environment around them is much easier. If you find it tough to resist temptation in the grocery store, order food online. If you find it difficult to remember to take breaks during the workday, ask your colleague to remind you.
Changing their immediate surroundings for the better may mean that you have to make drastic changes: changing jobs, quitting, or moving. It may sound drastic, but I can promise that there are few who regret changes that make them feel better and feel happier.