If I asked you what your goals are what would you say? I've heard many answers from being "skinny" to "eating 1 donut a day instead of 3." We are have different things we are striving for but in all of that, it's important to keep the main thing, the main thing!!!
Let me tell you what I am talking about. So many of us get caught up in the "vanity" goals of our fitness journey. We are motivated by the weight loss, fitting into those jeans and the way we look in the mirror. But, when that number is achieved or those jeans finally fit, we struggle to find a new source of motivation. In order to stay motivated, we have to keep the main thing the main thing!!!
What's the "main thing?" Well, it should be your health!!!!! Being the healthiest you possible should be the ultimate goal and the thing that fuels our passion. We must realize that all those vanity goals and appearance related things that concern us will happen naturally IF we keep health as our focus. I'm not saying that you throw your vanity goals completely to the wayside...these types of short term goals can be confidence boosters, motivators and things used to get us back on track. But, they can't be THE ONLY thing we are striving for.
Take a look at your goals right now :) Are they health based or appearance based? If you find that they are more appearance based, I challenge you to rewrite them! Focus on things like eating non-processed foods for every meal, getting your workouts in daily and making sure we get enough water. The amazing thing is that as you begin to achieve health goals, you will experience all the appearance changes that you may have wanted in the first place!!!!! Your energy increases, you fit into those jeans, you begin to lose the weight. The difference is that doing it this way teaches you how to be successful for life :)
Keep striving for you goals!!!!
Well said! now to just stay consistent w/ the new goals.. darn that processed food!ReplyDelete
Eileen, how are you doing? consistent??ReplyDelete
Just read this one and it is so inspiring for me because at the age of 34, after having some hard life situations, I am finally taking the steps to achieve my life goals!! So Thank You! BTW, I am starting my new TURBO FIRE workouts tomorrow! WooHoo!!ReplyDelete
Barbara, so glad you were inspired! OH, and have fun with Turbo fire!!!! Chalene is one of my all time favorite group instructors/trainers :) Her energy is so contagious!Get it girl!ReplyDelete