Think about it like this...one of my previous Clients didn't understand or appreciate the way that he processes and experiences change in his life. No one had ever even made him aware that he may experience change in a way that is slightly different than the other people around him so he had continually struggled to create the results that he was after.
He kept trying to create a routine for himself that would provide the results that he was looking for and that he could stick to and as soon as he would develop something that was getting pretty good results he would "fall off of the wagon" again and something would break his routine.
He kept attempting to use more and more willpower to force himself to do what he had set out to do, but every time he ended up feeling defeated and then his tendency was to blame himself for not sticking to the routine.
This pattern was not something new for him and he had actually been through the painful process of creating some great results only to lose them time and time again when he would break his routine again.
All along the way, feeling worse and worse about himself and his ability to "stick to" anything in his life. His overall confidence and belief in himself had taken a significant hit at this point.
Then we started working with one another and we quickly identified that he processes and experiences change in a unique way. Because of who he is, attempting to follow a routine indefinitely was one of the most difficult and painstaking things he could ever do in his life.
When he took a look at the way that he did everything else it was clear to him that it wasn't just in the area of his health that he struggled with routines, it was everywhere. The way he had made changes in his career over the years, changes in his relationships, changes in his interests, changes in his tastes in food and clothes, and even his seeming inability to decide what was going to make him happy in his life.
Once armed with this important piece of information that led to a greater understanding of who he was and enabling us to establish a more effective strategy for him he started to create incredible results.
Beyond that, because of the adjustments that he made to the way he created his routine and built in the variety that was necessary for it to be sustainable and enjoyable for him he never looked back. He now enjoys the results that he had always wanted and knows that he can happily continue to create them for the rest of his life.
You may be similar to the client in this story and may have even experienced some of the same struggles and frustrations that he had.
Wouldn't it be nice to create a program that you knew was built for who you are rather than who someone told you you're "supposed to be"?