Excuses, excuses, excuses. I hear all types of excuses when it comes to nutrition, health, and fitness. People love to complain about their current weight or health issues or lack of time, and that’s ok because we all have our own problems to deal with, but don’t let your excuses turn into whining. If you have excuses that means your not ready for change, but if your whining it means you are ready but don’t want to do what it takes to change. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the long journey ahead.

Support:

The most important part of change is making up your mind that you are ready to change, but if you don’t have any support then this will be extremely hard to do all on your own. Find support from family members, friends, teachers, trainers, videos, or social media, and as your extrinsic passion for change becomes more developed so will your choice in support groups.

Plan

Creating a plan is a bit different than having goals. Plans are the designs you make to help you navigate towards your goals. Have a plan every day, so you don’t get sidetracked from your goals. Plan to meet with your support groups, plan to hire a trainer, plan to change your diet, and plan to change your daily routines. As you grow so do your goals and plans, so plan to start doing something positive today for tomorrow.

Affirmation

Come up with a positive saying that you can repeat everyday to yourself to help you get through those challenging days or weeks. Continue to remind yourself how far you have already gone and most importantly continue to be thankful for everything that you have and everything that you are made of. You have already made the tough transition in your mind to change, so know that you can always hurdle over any problem.

If you have followed these steps then you are well on your way to a life of success.

There will be gloomy days ahead but keep your chin up and find your inner motivation to keep pushing through, and one day you’ll wake up and realize that you haven’t whined about anything in awhile. And, that’s when you turned whining into winning.