When you set yourself up on a diet and workout program, you begin with a high level of motivation and full commitment. You’re ready to put in everything you’ve got in the program and take your results up a notch.
But, as time goes on, you may find that you begin to struggle more and more with sustaining this high level of motivation and commitment, especially if there are certain things going on in your life that make sticking with it that much more difficult.
Some people don’t quite understand the connection between ‘life’ and their motivational levels, so we’re going to discuss this right now so that you can get to the bottom of it.
Here’s what you need to know.
Your Level Of Self-Control
One very interesting point that you need to keep in mind is that you only have so much self-control reserves at any given time. Basically, you can say ‘no’ or prevent yourself from doing something that you want to do but know you shouldn’t so often but eventually, that self-control just runs out and you’ll give in.
This is basic human nature and something that each one of us is born with. Now, if you’re dieting intensely so your self-control is already being put to the test and then you add a number of other lifestyle factors that also test your self-control, this is when you’ll be far more likely to falter.
Eventually, something will give – all these things will sap your available reserves for self-control and when they do, you’ll be giving into temptation.
So the moral of the story here is that you should aim to start a fat loss diet when you don’t foresee anything else testing your willpower in your everyday life.
Of course things will always come up that you can’t control, but the better grasp you can get of this, the easier it will be to sustain the course on your diet plan.
Stress And Adherence
Second, also don’t overlook the influence that stress has on adherence levels. The more stressed out you are on a regular basis, the harder it is going to be to stick to your diet as well.
Stress is a very powerful influencer over your progress so by adopting the lowest stress lifestyle possible, you can boost your ability to stay the course with your plan.
Again, sometimes stress happens regardless of what you do, but the better you can control it, the easier time you’ll have in maintaining your program.
Sleep’s Role On Progress
Finally, also make sure that you don’t overlook the role of sleep on all of this. If you aren’t sleeping enough at night, this too will directly influence your ability to stay the course on your diet. Getting enough sleep at night is critical to success, so make sure that you are prioritizing sleep.
Low sleep means low will-power as far as most people are concerned.
So there you have the primary points to know about how various factors in your life could be hindering your weight loss results. Make sure that you are not overlooking any of these.