Is it though? We often hear that making a life change is very difficult. They don't have to be! We as humans are creatures of habit. This means it takes a little while to get used to a change to make it a habit. This process is going to take longer than what one would expect. In order to achieve success you have to change the way we perceive the change. If we say it's hard it's going to be hard. If we make small changes, reduce barriers, and say "I got this." Then you got this, and you are going to be successful. Here are my "3 P's" for success in the gym and in the kitchen! 1. Pencil it in- Put your soon to be new habit on your schedule! If you are planning on doing a 30 minute workout 4 days a week during your lunch hour. Write it in and don't budge with it. Pretend it's an important meeting and you can't miss it. This is going to help you manage your time and reduce the barriers for why you missed the workout that day. 2. Prepare- Take extra time earlier in the week to plan your meals out. Make these recipes similar, to reduce grocery cost and time. For example, make a lot of rice or roasted potatoes, chop up a bunch of veggies that you like, and grill up some chicken. Package them up and you have lunch for the week. With the leftovers you are able to make dinner for the family. Preparing food does take time, but it will save you time and stress in the long run. 3. Plan- I am often told that the reason people don't go to the gym more is because they don't know what to do. If you are new to the gym or a lifer everyone feels lost from time to time. This will happen if you don't know what you will be doing. Having a plan before you go to the gym is always going to make things easier, it's going to take less time, and less stress. Working out is a great way to relieve stress and it will always be better if you are to focus on the current moment and not thinking " Well what do I do next?" Making changes does not have to be difficult. It is all about perspective. The first step to being successful is saying and believing that you will be successful. The second step is to plan out how you will reduce the barriers that might set you off track. The third step is putting the first 2 steps into action. If you need help putting a plan together for nutrition, exercise, or both. Let me know and we will get started with a free consultation!