Person unmotivated on couchWhen it comes to doing more exercise, healthy eating, going to bed early, drinking water or anything else related to achieving any kind of health and fat-loss goals, a lot of people consider these things as chores or inconvenient necessities.

When trying to achieve a desired health related goal, we all know that these are all essential requirements but sadly, many people will only begrudgingly do them. They’ll often complain and resent these activities as they could be spending that time doing their favourite activities or relaxing pass times.

Unfortunately, this is also one of the biggest reasons why the majority of people will fail to stick to a healthy nutrition regime, sensible bed time and regular exercise routine. This constant feeling of “I have to do this but I don’t want to” can only be maintained for so long before the mind gives up and reverts back to old unhealthy habits.

So, if you too are struggling with motivation to stay on track to achieving your health and fat-loss goals, try saying to yourself “I GET TO…” rather than “I HAVE TO…”

Saying to yourself “I GET to exercise” rather than having to, will give you a greater appreciation that you still have the ability to move your body. Speak to anyone who has suffered a spinal injury or other significant injury and I’m sure they’ll wish that they too could exercise.

Say to yourself “I GET to go to bed early” and then think about others who are forced to work a second night-shift job just to put food on the table for their family.

Say to yourself “I GET to drink more water” and then think about the millions (yes, millions) of people around the world who don’t have access to clean water.

Say to yourself “I GET to eat more vegetables” and think about those who don’t have access to (or can’t afford) freshly grown vegetables.

Say to yourself “I GET to precook all of my healthy meals for the week” and think about the people who don’t even have a bed to sleep in, let alone a kitchen to cook in.

Simply reframing the way you think about what you need to do to achieve your desired health and fat-loss goals is all it takes to create and maintain those new life-long healthy habits.