As a Personal Trainer in Mississauga, I have seen that for some of us, when we are motivated, we are energized to take immediate action on our habits. Often times, we think to ourselves that we can change our habits overnight.
Unfortunately, the idea that habits can be turned on and off like a light switch isn’t backed up by rational thinking. We start to take action and reality hits!!
And typically, this is what we think:
“Wow… this is harder than I thought!”
“ I must be weak!”
“I’m such a failure, I can’t even control myself!”
“Okay forget this. I thought I can do it, but I can’t!”
I’ve been a personal trainer in Mississauga for quite some time. Therefore let me explain how it’s support to work. The truth is that the more habits you try to change at once, the fewer the habits that actually stick. For instance, if you try to add exercise, reduce calories, change daily food intake, reduce sugar, change your portion sizes all at once, the likely scenario is that none of those behaviors will actually become habits.
However, if you work on one or two behaviors at a time, you will give yourself the time needed to create a new habit. Once those few habits are formed, you can continue to with those habits while adding a new one to your life. This is called “Layering” and it allows you to progressively see yourself add more and more habits to your life. If a habit turns out to be difficult, well then you stick with it longer until it sticks.
In time you will have accumulated dozens of new healthy habits. And once that happens, you will have changed your body, mind, and life.
As a personal trainer in Mississauga, I’ve created a step-by-step program to help individuals overcome these mistakes so that they can succeed at their own personal transformation. Through the The Exit Training Program I train my clients on developing habits step by step and it allows them accumulate habits that will last them a life time. A core foundation of the program is the accountability aspect which is working closely with my clients to overcome barriers.