Being a gym owner, I hear a lot of conversations between the moms working out. Lately, I’ve heard a lot of them say, “I feel like X,” multiple times.

For example, some say, “I feel like I’m eating the right foods.” “I feel like I’m getting enough protein.” “I feel like I’m working out enough.” “I feel like I’m doing everything I’m supposed to.”  

When you operate from a place of feelings and emotions, you achieve nothing except for more stress, anxiety and you’re left in this mental limbo wondering if you’re actually achieving anything, trying to convince yourself you’re doing the right thing when you really have no idea, and you’re just making guesses.

When you need to be doing is operating from a place of facts; what are the facts?
Are you tracking your food?
How many calories are you eating?
How much protein are you getting?
How many times a week are you exercising?
How much sleep are you getting?
How much water are you drinking?
How many times have you meditated or journaled?

These are all things you can associate a number with, and when you have numbers and data, then you can come up with a solution and analyze what’s been happening.

But if you operate from a feelings fantasy world where you think you’re doing the right thing, you think you’re eating enough, you’re never actually going to know if you’re making any progress.

If you’re at a point where you’ve plateaued and you’re not seeing any progress with your weight dropping down or your clothes aren’t fitting any better or your energy is staying the same; if you’re not making any progress I would challenge you to ask yourself if you’re living in a world of feelings or facts.

The more you operate from facts, the more you can make actual concrete decisions based on numbers and improve those things going forward.

If you say, “Today, I tracked my food, but I did not hit my calorie goal.” Then tomorrow you need to eat more food. Or, “I had too much fat this morning.” Ok, then eat less fat, more protein.

By tracking your food and looking at the numbers, you can make simple adjustments.

How many times a week did you journal or meditate. How many times did you wake up 5 minutes early to plan out your day? Once? Twice? Next week, try three.

Operate from a place of numbers so you can see on paper your improvements, otherwise you are constantly worrying every day if you’re making any progress or if you need to change things.

Then you start thinking, I need to eat less, change what I’m eating or cut this out, or maybe I should work out more or do more cardio. You start coming up with stories in your mind instead of sticking to what works. If you don’t have numbers in place everything you tell yourself and all these things you should try are completely pointless.

I’d like you to think about that, and ask yourself; are you operating from a place of facts or from feelings?

Do you live in a real world, or do you live in a fantasy world where you convince yourself it’s right and you’re just going to cross your fingers and it’s going to be ok?

You’re going to be very disappointed, mad and upset if you live in that world after several weeks of trying hard, and then not getting anywhere. Versus, a world of facts, putting numbers on paper, making adjustments every single day, every single week, every single month and trying to improve what you did the day before, the week before, the month before.

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