Reframe your goals.
Think of them in positive terms. For example, maybe you want to lift heavier to up your one-rep max or adjust your diet because you know it’ll give you more energy. Or, as was the case with one of Gaskin’s clients, you might prioritize mobility work to improve your golf swing rather than to ward off upper-back pain.
Then make the same switch in the strategies you’re using to get there, Harris says. For example, add protein to your diet to build muscle and lean out rather than skipping your weekly indulgence, especially if it’s a highlight.