To reach your goals, they say you’re supposed to really really want it.
In fact, wanting has nothing to do with it.
Reaching your physique goals is about commitment. ‘Want’ is an emotion. Commitment is a decision.
Wanting will get you tied up in knots, it will make you suffer if you get injured or don’t get results as fast as your peers.
In the beginning, many are driven to change themselves because:
a) They have some degree of self-rejection, a push to change.
b) They aspire to be something better. A pull.
This might help generate the first spark of momentum, but after that it always comes down to your everyday decisions. Moment by moment.
I’m tired, I’ve just finished work, should I sleep, or go to the gym?
I can’t be bothered to fry up a steak, I could just get a takeaway.
Meat is expensive, I could buy 4 pints with that.
These are the everyday decisions that make or break your goal.
Temporary indulgences are just that, temporary. When you wake up in the morning they’ll be gone but the nagging feeling that you should have acted differently will always be there. Do you have the willpower to stick to your decisions when temptation overshadows every thought, when people tell you not to bother, that “you don’t need to diet”? Make a commitment and follow it all the way through. Make the everyday constructive choices and enjoy the feeling of self improvement over self destruction.