Have you ever been killing your fitness goals; we're talking about eating right, working out in the cutest Monet Fit gear 💕, drinking your water, minding your business and just like that you fall off?
You start slacking on your nutrition, missing workouts, your mood starts to shift and ultimately you undo all of the hard work that you did in the past.
Welp, I'm here to say it happens to the best and is actually more common than you think. Based on an article from mindtools.com, "One of the key reasons people self-sabotage is due to a lack of self esteem. These deep-seated thoughts and feelings cause negative self-talk, which fuels your fears and your self-sabotaging behaviors."
Examples of Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
- Doing too much too fast
- Staying in your comfort zone due to fear of failure
- Overeating to compensate stress, anxiety, or discomfort
- Comparing your body or results to someone else's
- Fear of success (Yes, this is a real thing and quite common)
The list goes on, but we're here to tell you that you don't have to self-sabotage and we're going to help you get out of it.
Here's a list of things you can do to get on the right track and out of your self-sabotage funk.
- Self Reflection - really take a look at your day to day habits and see if there is a particular instance or habit that throws you off your game. If possible, get rid of that bad habit or find a way to make it more appealing for you.
- Give yourself grace. You are an amazing person and yes you will make mistakes just like everyone else. Don't be so hard on yourself. We can be our own worst critics and it shouldn't be that way.
- Set goals for yourself with a realistic action plan. In this fit life, you already know it's a marathon, not a sprint. Hiccups will happen along the way and if you set goals with a plan to get there, your focus and commitment will get you through any rough patches you encounter.
- Connect with people that have similar goals as you and/or people that are where you want to be. The key with this is making sure you're not comparing yourself to someone but being motivated and inspired by them instead. If you start comparing, remove yourself from the situation.
We hope this gives a brief insight on some tips for getting over self-sabotage and an action plan on what to do if it comes your way.
Have you dealt with self-sabotaging behavior before? If so, how did you overcome it?