“it is not normal to get up and exercise before work”
“it is not normal to bring in a salad at lunch time”
“it is not normal to bring in fruit as a snack”
“it is not normal to say no to a drink”
“It is not normal to count your calories”
When making any change towards a more healthier lifestyle, you are doing something that is NOT normal
There is this peer pressure to fit into the norm. And as hard as it can be, when you deviate from this, you may get this peer pressure or objections from others.
But consider this, the average person in the UK is:
—> Not as fit as they would like to be —> Stressed out
And this might be likened to the ‘dip’ you experience in any change.
As you can see below, we start off with this uninformed optimism, only to get a reality check in Stage 2 where perhaps the reality hits of having to get up early for a workout. Then we hit Stage 3 (the valley of despair).
Perhaps you are feeling tired, like you have a mountain to climb, things are not changing, it does not seem worth it and to top it off, you feel like you are missing out (as everyone else keeps telling you).
This is the moment where the breakthrough happens. What you do today, you are more likely to do tomorrow and so on.
This is where we have to push through to success or choose to ‘be normal’….which was hard anyway, right?