Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Build Your Willpower Muscle

i dont have time...the Mayor lost over 50lbs with just about 1.5 hrs of CrossFit a week!

Your self-control "muscle" is just like the other muscles in your body — when you don't use it...you lose it. But when you give it regular workouts by putting it to good use, it will grow stronger and stronger, and better able to help you successfully reach your goals.

To build willpower, take on a challenge that requires you to do something you'd honestly rather not do. Give up gluten or dairy, do 100 sit-ups a day, stand up straight when you catch yourself slouching, try to learn a new skill, be nicer to your mate.

Setting yourself up for success is so beneficial when stretching your Willpower muscles. Here are a few ways to help you on the path the Elite Willpower FITness:

1-Make it public: Start a blog, facebook page or something where other people can view/get updates and help hold you accountable. The fear of acceptance or failure to others sucks way more than giving in to your old ways.

2-Start a challenge with your friends: Healthy competition is a GREAT thing. Throwing $$ in the pot or motivational consequences will even make YOU more successful at it.

3-Read daily goals/affirmations: we are how we think. Once you know why you are doing something when you continually remind yourself you train your subconscious to do exactly what you want.

4-Make a start and end date: Putting a timeline on the goal/challenge will create urgency to not let you or others off the hook and make your goal/habit/challenge make sense to complete.

5-SUCK IT UP! Stop being a baby and make it happen. I want this and I want that...make it happen you all have enough resources to know what to do, its not rocket science. Stop being a baby and JUST DO IT!

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