Lying to yourself is the easiest thing in the world. And I should know, I’ve probably done it just today around ten times. Waking up in the morning, yep, I’ll just a have a coffee and then make 25 pushups. After coffee, yep, no, I’m going running instead after the next coffee. Nope, maybe I’ll first have breakfast, then have some work done, and then go for a walk. Later in the evening I realize I’ve done nothing that I’ve told myself, and looking at the time, I decide it’s actually beer’o’clock already and there’s no point in going running, or walking anymore. And the bar is two kilometers away, so walking in the evening there doesn’t sound like a good idea, it can make me sweaty, so I might as well take a bus.
It’s too easy to lie to yourself. And it’s too easy to find excuses. Just not to go running I’ve found so many different excuses – it’s too early, it’s too late, it’s too cold, it’s too hot, it’s too windy, I’m full, I’m hungry, my leg hurts, I don’t have enough time, I’m waiting for a phone call and don’t want to answer it while running, there’s a good movie on, I need to work. I bet many of you feel those excuses are way too familiar.
Each of us need some motivation for doing what we know is right. Yet, the obvious motivation is often not enough. So sometimes it’s actually a good idea to motivate yourself in a different way. You could put your money where your mouth is and make a bet with a friend of yours who maybe wants to lose some weight as well. Set up reasonable goals and bet some money on it, the amount being something that would actually matter. And don’t make it easy. I once made a bet with a friend where we both failed, which meant that neither of us had to pay anything. To avoid this situation, you might want to add a clause that if both of you fail, you both need to donate the money to some good cause instead.
Additionally there are also a few sites as well as apps around where there are more people in the challenge. Apps like Stickk allow you to bet on your weight loss. Spryfit app on the other hand pays you when others fail to achieve their fitness goals, and of course, you need to pay if you fail Your goal. But if you manage to NOT fail yourself, you’ll end up earning money, which you could in turn use to spend on real sports betting. When doing that, of course, be sure to take advantage of bookmakers bonuses to make the most of your weight-loss money.
We all want to get everything now. But keep in mind that getting in a good shape takes time. But the good thing is that you’ll notice first results already after two weeks. Well, maybe after just a week, but then it might just be muscle pain.