Entries tagged with “Goals”.
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Sat 1 Jan 2011
Each year, most of us set New Year’s resolutions with great hope, motivation, and enthusiasm. Within a few weeks though, they become a distant memory and life goes on as it did before. Well, here is what some of the experts have to say about achieving success with your New Year’s resolutions:
- Get an accountability partner and send each other daily or weekly updates about your progress on your goal (your New Year’s resolution). Your accountability partner can be your best friend, (more…)
Wed 23 Jun 2010
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelli Wilson, founder of A Simple Plan Consulting, as part of the Organize 4 Health program. Kelli shared with us extraordinary advice on getting organized, staying organized, and moving beyond the places where we get stopped. There was one piece of information that really stands out for me and I absolutely must share with you… during the call, Kelli spoke about motivation. What she said was incredibly simple and yet amazingly powerful.
Kelli said, (more…)
Mon 6 Jul 2009
It is easy to talk about wanting to create change in our lives. It is easy to talk about wanting to be healthy or to drink more water or take more time for ourselves or exercise. Talking about something however, does not produce any results. The key to getting those results produced is taking action. I know what you are saying—“Who has the time for that?” I completely get it! Between taking care of my kids, running the business, cleaning the house, paying the bills, weeding the garden, etc., etc., time is precious. Here’s the catch though—the time that is spent simply talking about doing something COULD be the time that we are DOING it!
Pick one thing you are looking to change that will benefit your health and wellness. Each time you think or talk about wanting to make that change, skip the talk or the thought and simply do it! For example, let’s say you want to exercise more. If you find yourself on the friend talking about how you want exercise more, immediately tell your friend you’ll call back later and then do some sort of exercise for 5 minutes—walk around the block, do some sit-ups, stretch. Whatever it may be, get busy doing it.
Pretty soon, you will have accomplished exactly what it is you keep talking about! — and you will have done it without any additional time and worry since you have now replaced the time spent obsessing over it with action!
Share with us what you plan to do!
Fri 12 Jun 2009
Listen up— the REAL truth is: NO ONE is perfect. I know this is sometimes hard to believe but anyone and everyone can lose sight of their health goals.
Maybe you have set a goal to workout 5 days a week. The first week you are totally motivated and actually workout 7 days in a row. Then week two you do the same. All of the sudden, come week three, you have to attend your son’s graduation (which happens to fall during your workout time), and you have a family member in the hospital you need to visit, and you just are not “in the mood.” So, you only workout 2 days that week. At that point, you have two choices. You can either be totally frustrated and annoyed with yourself or you can get up and get going again. You can recommit the next week and aim for 5 days a week again. Easy question– which choice will lead you to your desired result???
So, when you find yourself stuck, not doing what you said you were going to do or finding your commitments fall by the wayside, take a moment to regroup, recommit and get back up and into the game. You’ll be glad you did!
What are you going to recommit to this week?
Mon 1 Jun 2009
All of us have at least one goal as it relates to health and wellness. We usually even know exactly what we need to do to achieve the goal—- but, we just don’t do it. Well, why the heck not? One reason may be lack of structures for support.
Unfortunately, things don’t happen simply because we say we want them to— they happen when we start taking action.
You might want to lose weight and even know how to do it and yet your pantry might include chocolate chip cookies and potato chips. Maybe you even think that you have enough will power to simply avoid eating those things. Perhaps you say that you keep them in the pantry just in case the kids want them (hmm… do you really want your kids eating those things??)
Unfortunately, without any structures in place, you won’t be very successful in losing weight. Now, if you cleaned out your pantry closet and only stocked whole, nutritious foods, well, then you would have a structure in place for eating healthy. You could also place a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter or perhaps have a glass of water by your bedside every night and drink it before you even get out of bed in the morning. You wouldn’t have to rely on will power.
Regardless of what your goal is— one key to success is putting structures in place!
Oh yeah– and of course working with a coach is an excellent structure ;D
Share some of your successful structures.