Hello and welcome back for week 3 of Fit&Fab! I have to confess that as this week started, I noticed my focus was wavering. I know that tracking what I’m eating is crucial for me because I’m a grazer…eating all day long. I can tell, too, as I stepped on the scales this morning that I have not done as good a job on that as I had hoped…but not to fret…I am still on track. Just knowing that and what I need to do is half of the battle. The other half is actually doing it! And I’m going to re-focus on tracking this week because I want to feel good next Monday when I step on the scales. I also measured myself because I know sometimes the scale isn’t moving, but my body is re-adjusting to the new activity and movement I’m doing. I did go back to yoga and all my muscles are sore…especially my laughing ones. 🙂 But I know that means I’m doing good things for my body! This is a journey. It’s a change in how I choose to live…it’s not for a short time…it’s learning to make these choices an everyday occurance. And the payoff is huge…in my health and in how I feel about myself both physically and emotionally. So this week my focus is again on journaling my food and on positive self talk. I’m not going to beat myself up because the track sometimes feels like a rollercoaster. I’m just going to realize that there are many twists and turns in life and all that matters is how I handle them.
Below is a section from Larry North’s blog that I love. It motivates me to not give up and I hope you will find some inspiration in it too.
“We are all on a path and journey. There are many obstacles that can and will get in way. Many times its things that are completely out of our control such as the economy, bad weather or decisions that are completely within our control. In contrast it can be as simple as choosing door number one or door number two. When it comes to our health just like in life perfection doesn’t exist. I often say food is rarely the problem when sticking to your program. Dealing with life is generally the problem when it comes to being flung off the railroad tracks. A small example is that even the best workout intentions can evaporate with a call that you have to pick up the kids from school, work late or you left your workout clothes at home by the door.
As your appointed voice of wellness I ask that you join me on my quest to help as many people as I can to continue to reach their goals and above all keep their focus regardless of how many obstacles appear to be in your way. It is not about perfection it is about progress. Many years ago as I was beginning my career a mentor gave me metaphor I would like to pass onto you. At the time I was graveling that I wasn’t seeing the results with my business and he told me to imagine a 10 gallon bucket. Now visualize placing just a few bb’s in it each day. In the beginning the bucket will appear to be empty but as time goes on the bucket will start to fill up. This is exactly the way I would like for you to visualize your wellness program. It is the little things that will continue to have a major residual effect for years to come.
Keep your focus at all costs. We all get side tracked from time to time. The shortest workout I do is better than the workout I missed. The other valuable lesson I have learned is that in my own personal journey I have had much guidance and many mentors to help me move along to the next level. I believe that the current wellness program is designed to do just that. If you have taken the time to read this article then I believe your journey is on the path to the greater good.
Keeping your focus tips
1. Always maintain a positive attitude.
2. Fear can be a positive in helping us achieve our goals.
3. The journey never ends.
4. Look for guidance and good mentors.
5. Have written goals.
6. If you fall off the wagon, pick yourself up and get right back on.
7. Don’t dwell on the past.
8. Set backs are a given.
9. Hopelessness means there is no solution to your problem. There is HOPE
Because there is always a solution to your problem.”
Friends, don’t give up if your focus isn’t always crystal clear. Keep moving forward and putting those BB’s in your bucket…it’s those tiny steps that will lead to big changes! See you next week…and I know you will be looking and feeling fabulous…inside and out!