Goals – Consider making them about more than just how you look
February is almost gone! Our resolutions are almost two months old. Did you make any resolutions? How are you doing with your goals? Perhaps you vowed to lose weight? Maybe you feel you should increase the amount of exercise? Eat healthier anyone? Organization, in some form, probably made the list? All of the above? Sign me up!
Here’s the thing – intentions are good, goals great but we would all probably say we could eat better, lose weight (even if it’s 5 lbs.), be more organized, etc. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to make the changes you’d like? I’d like to ask yourself this question, “What would I like my body to be able to do?”
Would you like to be able to run a marathon in 2017? Play in the Super Bowl at 45? Iron man anyone? haha Perhaps your goal is to be more fit so that you are able to play with your grandchildren more? How about living an active life into triple digits? Wanting your body to feel stronger and more able to do whatever it is you’d like to do?
Shifting the focus from how your body looks (thinner, leaner, toned, etc.) to thinking about the things you’d like it to be able to do, is motivating. Try thinking less about deprivation and restriction. Instead, decide what you will eat to get you healthfully to age 100, what exercise you’d like to do to be strong to play the sports you like and so on. You get the idea. Focus on where you’d like to go, to be, to do & what steps you are willing to take to get there.
Would you like to talk more about specifically how you can do this in your life? Give me a call/text (401-699-9481)/email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I look forward to talking with you!