How the process of change can hold you back

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” - Deepak Chopra

Changing old behaviors that no longer serve our bodies or life goals can be some of the most difficult and deeply frustrating things to do. Following a new fitness plan often frustrates many people because they simply can’t be consistent enough with their new behaviors to produce significant changes in their bodies. We get frustrated trying and trying to force ourselves to change only to feel like we actually want to do what we always have done. 

Changing our bodies means changing long held habits that are very comfortable in our lives. Attempting to get up earlier each day to workout and do cardio can be stressful enough not to mention re-arranging and changing when and what you eat are all serious manipulations to your daily habits. Changing these current habits will feel difficult to some degree because you are turning new behaviors into new habits. 

The truth is, changing long held behaviors like when we eat, when we get up in the morning and what time we sleep are all habits that can feel very immovable in our days if we don’t know how to redefine our discomfort in our daily process. 

One of my transformation clients Beth, had this problem as well. She would start her dieting process with lots of vigor and enthusiasm only to fizzle out after a few weeks of effort because she couldn’t consistently follow her diet or activity plans. She would make some progress the first few weeks, but soon she would start to cut corners, skip workouts and cardio, not to mention she would cheat on her diet constantly because she felt she needed a few rewards to keep her motivated in return for all her weekly effort and lack of results. 

Once I started working with Beth, right away we redefined some of the discomfort in her fitness journey and we set reasonable expectations for what she should expect to feel through her transformation and what that would mean to her. Now it became easy for Beth to change her behaviors and stick to them because she now had positive feed back with her changed actions. She now connected her discomfort with positive change and she transformed beautifully inside and out!

How about you? What is keeping you from losing the weight once and for all? I guarantee that it’s probably not what you think.

Want to finally give up on what’s keeping you from what you desire? Is it time? 

I am opening spots up to talk to anyone who is very serious about changing their body and life! Let’s talk. Book a 45 min call with me and let’s just talk. If I can help you, I will make you and offer to work with you. (I DO NOT take everyone. I only want those who really need my help and who I am 110% certain that I can help.) Book a call with me and lets talk.

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are you!

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.