Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Keeping Momentum

A friend of mine has decided that she wants to get to a healthier weight through better food choices and regular exercise. She has finally realized that diets do not work because they are not sustainable as a life long plan. She has lost weight on fad diets before but always found that it came back with a vengeance when she stopped following the rigid plan. Now she is ready to listen to me and follow a much more doable plan that she will follow for life. Of course at first she was all fired up and thanked me for inspiring her, but now it is two weeks and she is feeling a bit overwhelmed because she is not seeing results fast enough. This is the part that gets hard and I told her just because you are not seeing results within the first few weeks that does not mean that you should give up.

Most people will discover that one of the hardest things about goal-setting and realizing your goals is to keep the momentum going. Most people find that at first they are all fired up and raring to go, but after a few weeks it becomes harder and harder to stay on track. While this is a bit of deterrence, it does not have to stop you in your tracks.

You need to really have a picture of the outcome you wish to bring about. Whether it is something you are saving for such as a trip, or for your kids it is the newest video game that they just have to have, or like with my friend to get to a healthy weight for her size - it MUSTt be something that you can truly see yourself having. Put up pictures of your goal where you can easily see them and everytime you see them say to yourself that is for me. If you keep in mind that believing is seeing you cannot go wrong. I will have even more hints in future blogs on how to stay focussed with your goals.

Happy goal setting,

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