We all experience moments when we want to make a change in our lives. Whether it’s a big change like starting a new job or moving to a new city, or a smaller change like developing healthier habits and eating better, making a change can be both easy and challenging. The level of commitment we have plays a significant role in this process.
Big changes often seem easier because we make the decision once and then take action. For example, accepting a new job and leaving the old one puts us in the midst of a new reality. On the other hand, smaller changes, such as adopting new habits, can be more difficult. Why? Because we have to struggle with these decisions every single day. Every day, we have to decide to go for a walk, go for a run, or cut down on sugar. These decisions need to be made repeatedly in order to achieve the desired changes. This can be tough because the changes happen gradually, and in our fast-paced society, we often crave instant gratification. If we don’t see quick results, we may lose motivation and stop making those daily decisions.
The key to successful change lies in motivation. Initially, we need the motivation to make the decision for change. We know we should make the change, we want it, and this motivation drives us to finally take action. However, motivation alone is not enough. It’s just the starting point. We need to make a long-term commitment to ourselves and our decisions. This commitment will help us stay motivated throughout the process of making daily decisions that align with our goals.
However, something tends to happen during this decision-making process:
1. We may become tired of not seeing fast enough progress, leading us to make impulsive decisions that provide instant gratification. This diverts us from our commitment and sets us on a different path.
2. Alternatively, we can stay committed to our decision for better health and fitness, and it becomes a routine. This routine becomes a priority in our lives. Congratulations! We have overcome the first major hurdle. Now, progress will start happening more frequently. We will begin to witness amazing breakthroughs that reinforce our commitment to the routine. Slowly but surely, our routine evolves into a discipline. It becomes second nature to us. Whether we have a good day, a bad day, or a tired day, we stick to our routine. This discipline not only drives the progress we desire but also transforms our outlook on other aspects of life. Our dedication spills over into other areas, making us stronger individuals both physically and psychologically. We break through the limiting barriers in our lives and can build upon these pillars to become better versions of ourselves. Our potential becomes limitless, all because we made a simple decision to improve ourselves. We found the motivation to commit and start, created a routine, and turned it into a disciplined approach for change.
We can help!
At CrossFit Fortis, we love helping people change their lives. Making the initial decision is the easy part, but navigating everything else can be challenging. That’s why our incredible team at Fortis is here to support you every step of the way. We provide the necessary support to keep you committed and help you turn this new journey into a routine. We make it enjoyable, measurable, and inclusive. Our community thrives on the idea of facing challenges together. This sense of camaraderie breaks down any resistance or reluctance and fosters a mindset of “we’re all in this together.” This creates the foundation for making this commitment a top priority and developing the discipline needed for lasting change. If you’re looking to make a change, specifically in terms of your health and fitness, but don’t know where to start, come and see us. We would love to help you on your journey.