How to Find An Internal Challenge to Stay Motivated
The Scale Isn’t Enough
I know you will probably get tired of my saying this everytime you read one of my blogs, but I will say it again … “the number on the scale isn’t enough to keep you motivated.”
Now, I don’t want anyone to take this the wrong way, but the number on the scale can’t be your only motivation for living a disease-free life.
For years, I let the scale run me into the ground. I’ve done yo-yo dieting, popped a pill or two and purchased every beach body workout you could possibly think of. In my darkest moment, I realized finding an internal challenge was the only thing that would keep me motivated.
Steps On Finding Your Internal Challenge
A lot of times when we tell people about the importance of something, we don’t necessarily teach them the “how.” As a result, I’m sharing with you a three-step process in helping you discover your internal challenge. You might ask – what is an internal challenge? An internal is a goal that you create by you competing with yourself during the process. It’s a goal that has nothing to do with the number on the scale, but learning how to live your life green.
- Make a list of your health goals, aside from weight loss that you would like to accomplish. For example, it can be lower your blood sugar level, run a half marathon, walk three flights of stairs without passing out or clear skin. It can be anything non-related to the scale.
- Pick the goal that you believe is attainable within 2 months. For example, if you want to run a 5K within the next 2 months, you will then put measures into place for you to accomplish that goal.
- Implement 3 task that will help you stay consistent to make sure your goal is achieved in two months. For example, if my goal is to lower my blood sugar level, I would develop a weekly nutrition plan, start working out three times a week and measuring my blood sugar 3 times a day to keep track of my numbers, as well as progress.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking – “how would this help me with weight loss?” As a result of your mind being distracted from the scale and you’re working on improving other parts of your health, your body will slowly begin to transform. This will help make this adjustment a lifestyle as opposed to a short-term health habit.
When you work on establishing healthy habits that have nothing to do with the number reflected on the scale, you will naturally see the weight begin to melt.
I hope this blog piece was helpful and that you were able to gain a perspective on this topic. Here’s a journal that can help you find your internal challenge, I can I will.