See Future Self Ingredients of Successful Fitness Change

They do it every year and not just on their New Year’s resolution. They decide to make a change. It also sounds really exciting. You can feel the transformation that will take place. You can see the person you are becoming. It is the pleasure of planning lifestyle improvements. They are exciting and have no cost to your current self.

They do it every year and not just on their New Year’s resolution. They decide to make a change. It also sounds really exciting. You can feel the transformation that will take place. You can see the person you are becoming. It is the pleasure of planning lifestyle improvements. They are exciting and have no cost to your current self.

The present I like to eat cinnamon rolls, as long as the future I spend a month feeding on broccoli and water. The present self has no problem playing video games, college football and Netflix for a few days because he has decided that the future self will be a crossfit badass who meditates during his lunch break and devotes weekends to visiting nursing homes. Current self is the brilliant obese doctor who has been smoking for 30 years. He knows all the right moves, prescribes them, but does not apply any.

For all his seemingly sociopathic behavior, it is important to remember that the present self wants the best for the future self. He’s just not very good at building relationships with him. If the present self could take a few moments to put itself in the place of the future self, its plans and regulations could really work.

The future self would look back and thank the present self for being so practical and skillful. The current self has so much potential when it only takes a little time to understand itself and learn to plan better.

Psychology 101

They like to see themselves as a coherent and rational actor. Everything you do makes sense to you. Each choice is obviously logical in its grand coherent vision. However, the big breakthrough of the book Fast and Slow Thinking by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman was that two very different systems feed his thinking.

System 1 is fast, instinctive and emotional. He does not say words, he channels your behavior only through feelings. System 1 is the emotional brain responsible for all those sweets, snooze alarms and impulsive trips down the aisle. This is our inner child: the craving for pleasure, the fear of pain, even mild and without concern for the future.

On the other hand, system 2 is slow, methodical and logical. This system likes to analyze and make plans, but it tends to operate excessively complex networks that ignore the influence of emotions. This is the side of us that wants to berate a two-year-old for not understanding the rules of Candy Land. However, in system 2, we can come to complex understandings that allow matures to make decisions.

Most of us think that logical system 2 runs the show, apart from a few explosions of this infantile emotional system. But it’s just the opposite. Our emotional system tells the logical system where to look and provides the fuel for all these analyses.

When the logical brain thinks that it is responsible, it usually only finds ways to rationalize the desires of the emotional system. The “correct” behavior also follows this formula. This woman does not exercise every day, because she has freed herself from the emotional desire to sit down and avoid discomfort.

He trains because he has associated new feelings of strength, fortitude and self-confidence with his training, as well as an emotional aversion to the idea of deteriorating. Even if we overcome the impulses, the feelings determine the show.

This reality contradicts our normal perception of ourselves as rational actors, but when we understand it, it gives us the strength to use our logical system more. We can begin to recognize when our emotional system is pushing us on the wrong path, and make better plans to lead us to more fruitful goals. As good parents, we can honor the beauty of this emotion and give it the freedom to express itself while steering it in the right direction.

Planning 101

Once we understand what motivates our behavior, we can get this logical brain to come up with a plan that can actually be sustained. This is important, but in itself is often neglected. We tend to have a wave of emotions that make us want to be healthy and assume that we can ride this wave forever.

Great, I’m excited. I’m just going to the gym tomorrow and I’ll be healthy and slim soon. If you are not lucky enough to immediately build strong connections and find a sense of community, then this arbitrary decision to go to the gym every day will not last. Emotions are fickle.

Everyone faces a block of days when he does not want to go to the gym and is always busy. You need a plan that clarifies the decisions and takes into account the realities of your life.

And it’s not enough just to know that you need to plan ahead. You need to use your understanding of your own psychology to create a plan that really works. To help with this, I have identified the four essential ingredients for successful health changes.

Ingredient #1: Choose a good lens

This is the most complicated and important stage. It makes no sense for them to achieve a goal, only to find out that it did more harm than help. GREAT, you’ve been starving for 30 days and you’ve lost 15 pounds. He lost a ton of water weight and muscle mass, while finishing his metabolism. If you inevitably eat more than your pet’s gerbil again, you will only get something else.

The goals of most people are influenced by the huge complex of pseudoscience and bad advice that characterizes the fitness industry. Therefore, New Year’s resolutions are prone to extreme fitness classes, arbitrary weight loss goals, strict diets and all those popular fads that are sure to fail in the long run. What works is much less attractive.

Good Goals:

Rooted in the right way. There are no magic tricks. Stick to a balanced diet with mostly unprocessed foods that could have existed 10,000 years ago and more activity. This works and has always done so.
Long-term commitments. The only successful approach to fitness and nutrition is a lifelong approach. Consistency is the number one variable and the remaining actions will be the ones that make them habits.
Very small! Any change should be one that you can keep for 20, 30 or 40 years. Your willpower and confidence will increase over time, so make the journey easy in the long run. Make each addition gradually to always be sure that you can keep it. In this way, you can get into the habit of never allowing yourself not to follow a plan. Their plans are a compromise between system 1 and system 2. It cannot be successful if these systems do not work together. Be combative when it comes to keeping these promises. No matter how good your planning is, you must have the will to act. You will need very little and you will see how it develops.
Ingredient #2: Identify possible difficulties
There is no point in going to the gym every day after work if you know that you have a big project ahead of you that will haunt you. You may need a home workout plan or a plan that you can incorporate into your workday

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