Ryan's 5 Tips To Overcoming Procrastination.


A common roadblock that often stands in the way of achieving your health and fitness goals is...


Procrastination is energy's greatest enemy!

It's the enemy of progress and a formidable obstacle to our health and fitness journey.

In this blog post, we'll explore how procrastination can silently sabotage our efforts, leaving us feeling stuck, frustrated and far from our desired outcomes, and I'll share with you my 5 top tips to overcoming procrastination so that you can finally move forward with your health and fitness goals...

Here are a few insights on how procrastination impacts your energy levels and hinders your weight loss progress:

Drains Your Energy:

Procrastination consumes mental and emotional energy, leaving you drained and demotivated.

This lack of energy can translate into lower workout intensity or skipping exercise all together, poor food choices, and decreased overall wellness.

Delays Your Progress:

Every time we put off a workout or make unhealthy food choices, we delay our progress.

Weight loss and good health is a journey that requires consistent effort and procrastination only prolongs the process.

Increases Stress:

Procrastination often leads to last-minute rushes and stress.

High stress levels increase cortisol, promoting fat storage, particularly around the belly, and can trigger emotional eating, all disrupting your progress.

Undermines Self-Confidence:

Continual procrastination can erode your self-confidence, making you doubt your ability to succeed.

This self-doubt can be a significant barrier to achieving your goals, leaving you in a perpetual cycle of feeling demotivated.

So, how do we combat this energy-draining foe?

1. Set Clear Goals:

Define specific, achievable goals for your weight loss journey.

Having clear objectives can help you stay focused and motivated.

2. Create a Realistic Plan:

Break your goals into smaller, manageable steps.

A well-structured exercise and nutritional plan makes it easier to overcome procrastination.

3. Stay Accountable:

Share your goals with someone you trust or consider working with a Personal Trainer.

Accountability can be a very powerful motivator!

4. Eliminate Distractions:

Identify common distractions and create an environment conducive to productivity during workouts and meal preparation.

For example: working out at home for 20 minutes before the kids wake up or when they've gone to bed may be more productive and less daunting than having to go to the gym for an hour or two and find child care. Another example: preparing several days worth of meals in advance so you don't have to cook from scratch every day.

5. Practice Self-Compassion:

Understand that setbacks happen to everyone.

Instead of dwelling on procrastination, acknowledge it, learn from it, and move forward.

In summary:

Remember, your energy is a precious resource, especially at middle age, and we want to harness it for your transformation.

Together, we can overcome procrastination and ensure that each day takes you one step closer to your weight loss, health and fitness goals.

If you ever find yourself struggling with procrastination or have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you every step of the way.

Ryan Phillips is a Personal Trainer in Brighton and an Online Fitness Coach Worldwide, and has been helping clients from all walks of life and from all over the world take control of their health and fitness since 2004.