Stepping into the weekend with focus on my goals and visualising the person I'm working hard every day to become.
It has taken a lot of time and patience - hours, months and years to develop the discipline which has led to sustainable change. Countless hours of work, mentally and physically, to change old habits in order to become the person I've always wanted to be. Someone who is fit and healthy. Someone who has a balanced and positive relationship with food and someone who is confident in who they are and proud of who they have become.
As a @cleanhealthfitnessinstitute coach I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best in the business to understand how to create lifelong change in individuals, not just quick-fix results. Working with @stefanianev we learnt about the importance of time in making changes to your physiological and psychological thermostat - both of which are vital if you want to become the best version of yourself you can be!
If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will jump straight back out. If you place it in a pan and heat it up very, very slowly it will not move. Stefan's analogy perfectly relates to the way our body and mind adapts to change. Sudden and aggressive change will not last as we do not have the time to adjust! That's why fad diets, very low deficits and short challenges do not work - we need patience and time to make changes that last.
We all have a psychological thermostat, this is who we identify as. You will always return to this set point. If what you are doing on a daily basis is not something you can see yourself doing one month, six months, one year later... this ultimately conflicts with your identity. (Continued in comments...)