Do you really know which direction you are going? How many times have you been on this nutrition and fitness journey? In a recent periscope, one of my attendees said that using the word “lost” implies that it can be found again. So do you want to lose weight, you want to ‘reduce’ your weight? Do you want to be thin or maintain optimum health? What is your true vision?
It is time to get clear on your vision and here are the steps to do it.
- Make a list of your top three immediate goals. By immediate, that means for this year. What is the theme on the list? What is preventing you from those goals? Do you recognize any of these goals from previous years? Once you find the answers put a plan into action.
- Make a list of action items towards each goal. Goals are really the big picture. You need to be clear on how to get there. Be aware that the steps may change on your path but all the same are necessary. Dorothy went on the yellow brick road seeking the Wizard of OZ but look at the wealth of experiences during her journey. You may not know all of the steps but at least get on the path.
- Do not perceive your blessings as burdens. Sometimes it takes a shift of perception. Read self -development books to help you along the way. Things are not as hard as you think they are. Eating healthy and exercising do not have to be a chore. It could be like breathing. In my book, The Guide: How to Get Started with Workout Around My Day , I show you step by step how to make simple changes in eating, then in movement, then in organizing your day to actually exercise. I have six children and they are my blessings and inspiration for creating my program. I could easily see them as burdens and overwhelm or even excuses. What blessings are you misinterpreting?