Nobody is perfect. Temptation is very present in daily life. Having the self-control to make the right choices can be difficult. The problem is that being healthy isn’t easy! Every aspect of being healthy whether it is proper diet, working out, increasing the intensity of your workouts, or staying away from unhealthy habits can be a challenge on a daily basis. All of these aspects of health take self-control. It is so much easier to make the wrong choice than the right one.
On your diet you need the self-control to stay away from fast-food, sweets, and overeating. When it comes to working out it can be a lot easier to miss a workout and go home. Especially if you are feeling tired or you are in a rut. Unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking are huge temptations that have significant effects on your health and fitness. Everybody knows it is true but it is still a challenge to kick bad habits.
Self-control may be one of the most crucial characteristics for someone to try to improve for themselves. Typically, what will happen is that someone will be tempted by their vice then they will weigh out the options in their head. They could have the momentary pleasure of the food, drink, or relaxation, or they could progress their fitness. Unfortunately, the momentary pleasure wins out more often than it should.
I will be the first to admit my self-control is not perfect. It probably isn’t even great. I have no problem getting to the gym or pushing myself, but I will be tempted in my diet. What I have learned is that improving your self-control takes a lot of time. Old habits die hard, but improvement is all that matters. I usually think about increasing the time between my lapses in self-control.
If before you were eating a bad meal every other day try to push that to three then four until eventually you have more self-control. Maintain your integrity and self-respect. Knowing that you will be better because you didn’t lose your self-control will be the key to your success, and seeing those results will help you maintain those results. It all just takes time.